The Ecomcrew Ecommerce Podcast

E266: Overcoming Early Business Struggles and Learning from Them

07.15.2019 - By Mike Jackness and Dave Bryant | eCommerce, Shopify, and Amazon FBA ExpertsPlay

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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!

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