5 minute pitch

How to Start a Business

As the creator of Click & Carry, Kim Meckwood is one of the many small business owners who are the backbone of America’s economy. She came up with the Click & Carry when she was lugging her groceries up several flights of stairs and knew that there had to be an easier way. And so, Click & Carry was born. It’s the first handle with comfortable gel padding that you can use to carry bags with your hands and also throw it over your shoulder for a hands-free carry. Did we mention its various multipurpose use from carrying groceries to sports gear?

Here are a few tips on how you can use a fresh idea to create a business of your own:

Fill a Need in the Marketplace– Kim saw a need for a simple cost-effective device that would allow you to carry bags without hurting your wrists or arms. Instead of being a damsel in distress, Kim saw an opportunity to create Click & Carry so that she could multi-task in a quick and easy fashion.

Love What You Do– Kim has mentioned before that she wanted to be her own boss after years of working for other companies. When you have a clear vision of your product and what you want to achieve in your company, it’s easy to do what you love. This doesn’t mean that things will always be easy, but being a true entrepreneur means that you take the roadblocks that come your way and continue to move forward. Persistence is the name of the game.

Get the Word Out– Being about to talk about your product wherever you go is a key aspect of being an entrepreneur. You need to not only use traditional media methods like television or web advertising, but also be active on social media to reach customers that now aggregate on those networks. Kim is a seasoned pro with such media appearances including spots on QVC’s In the Kitchen with David, Bethenny, I Want That, and Food Fortunes.

Help Others– Kim is the kind of person who will drop everything to help her friends and co-workers. This is also a reason why Kim loves to donate Click & Carry handles to Canine Companion, a non-profit organization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs at no charge to the recipient. How do these dogs use their Click & Carry handles? Click on the video below to see:

With Click & Carry handles on Amazon Prime, as well as Kim being a contender for the 5 Minute Pitch challenge, Kim is seeing her efforts to bring Click & Carry to the next level come to fruition. Onward and Upwards!

Click & Carry Moving On to Deliberation Round on @5MinutePitch!


Click & Carry was created from a place of necessity, but also a place where I wanted to create a self-sustaining business where I would be my own boss. After years working for various companies, I had reached a point personally and professionally where I wanted to take the leap. And Click & Carry was born.

Starting a business is not an easy task, but I truly believed in my product and it was gratifying to see how quickly Click & Carry took off. We were featured on QVC where it sold out quickly as well as being featured on various network tv talk shows. But without the capital to really grow my business, Click & Carry’s growth slowed down as well.

But I never gave on Click & Carry. We’ve kept our business moving forward and now sell on Amazon Prime, as well recently pitching Click & Carry to various successful entrepreneurs on ‘5 Minute Pitch,’ for the chance to win $50,000 to kick-start my business. Last week, my episode aired and I’m happy to report that Click & Carry will be moving onto the deliberation round!

The lesson is…when you truly believe in your dream, don’t ever give up.
The team here at Click & Carry is so excited to see where our product will go. Thank you to @5Minutepitch and to everyone who has support us!

Click & Carry To Be Featured on @FiveMinutePitch!!

Hey guys! I’m so happy to announce that I’ll be a contestant on Five Minute Pitch and my episode featuring Click & Carry airs on Friday March 1, 2019! I’ll be in the running to win $50,000 to take @clickandcarry to the next level. Many of you know of my startup business story, and though there have been a few bumps in the road, I’ve pushed forward with my belief in this product. I’m excited for this new opportunity to show people across the world how Click & Carry can make running their everyday errands easier. And who wouldn’t want that? Here’s how Click & Carry got started…

For a little background information, Five Minute Pitch is a Shark Tank-esque show on @youtube that will release three new episodes per week. Check it out at www.5minutepitch.com/launch plus you get a chance to win cool prizes!

On March 1, 2019, Click & Carry and myself will be featured on the Five Minute Pitch Youtube Channel and I would just love your support! Feel free to comment on my youtube video once the episode airs and would love your feedback about our product as well.

Here’s how you can help:
1. YouTube – Subscribe, watch, thumbs up and comment on the episodes they release.
2. Share the launch page with your friends, families and followers. Encourage them to subscribe, watch, etc.

Judges include Jungle scout, The Amazing Seller, My Wife Quit Her Job, and Ecom Crew.

Thanks so much for watching!