Cynthia Kay is a passionate spokesperson for small business. She spends significant time speaking to, teaching and coaching small business owners while running her own award-winning company.
Cynthia Kay founded Cynthia Kay and Company media production after working in broadcasting where she was honored with awards from United Press International, the Associated Press and numerous regional broadcast awards. A graduate of Michigan State University, Kay holds a Masters in Communications from Western Michigan University.
She is the Past Board Chair of the Small Business Association of Michigan (SBAM) and serves as the 2018 Board Chair of the National Small Business Association (NSBA). Cynthia and the company have been honored with many awards. She has been named One of West Michigan’s 50 Most Influential Women 5 times.
CK & CO produces high-quality communications and has an active client base of over 130 businesses and organizations from the Fortune Global 100 to small business. Cynthia has authored several books including Small Business for Big Thinkers: Unconventional Strategies to Connect With and Win Big Business and Stop Wishing. Stop Whining. Start Leading. A No-Nonsense Straight-Talk Guide for Women Who Aspire to Lead.
She blogs for CEO Magazine and also has her own blog at cynthiakaybiz.com. She has written for the Washington Post, has been featured in Time Magazine, Entrepreneur Magazine’s Ask the Expert and on NPR. Cynthia also testified on behalf of NSBA before the House Committee on Small Business Hearing: “Building an Opportunity Economy: The State of Small Business and Entrepreneurship” in 2015.