E266: Overcoming Early Business Struggles and Learning from ThemJuly 15, 2019 in Ecom-Crew-Podcast
Greetings from Jackson, Wyoming! I’m out on the road doing some Roadshow stuff for EcomCrew but will be making a side trip to Montana to visit my good friend Andrew Youderian of eCommerceFuel.
Spoiler alert! If you haven’t seen the 5 Minute Pitch, I’d tell you to stop reading and head over to watch a couple of episodes, especially the finale, on the official YouTube channel. There you’ll see Kim Meckwood, owner and inventor of Click and Carry, in action.
Kim is the season 1 winner of 5 Minute Pitch. Along with the $50K prize money, all of the judges will be giving her a week-long mentorship session at the end of July. I caught up with her after she won and we had a very insightful discussion, particularly on overcoming and learning from past business struggles.
In this episode, you’ll learn:
- Kim’s experience as a woman entrepreneur
- How she got her start in business
- How she and her business has been since winning the 5 Minute Pitch
- Her early struggles (using her 401K to pay for a surge of orders from QVC contract)
This episode is part of our Women’s Month celebration. We’d love to see more women in the ecommerce industry, so if you are a female business owner, head over to www.ecomcrew.com/underthehood and tell us your story. We’d love to feature you on the podcast.
Join season two of the 5 Minute Pitch by filling out and submitting the application form.
If you have any questions or comments, feel free to leave them below. Happy selling!
Michael started his first business when he was 18 and is a serial entrepreneur. He got his start in the online world way back in 2004 as an affiliate marketer. From there he grew as an SEO expert and has transitioned into ecommerce, running several sites that bring in a total of 7-figures of revenue each year.