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 and tell us your story. We’d love to feature you on the podcast.

Watch Kim’s winning pitch on Season 1 of the 5 Minute Pitch. Or subscribe to the podcast to listen to all the pitches and deliberations while in the car or at the gym.

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!