Kim Merritt has been a nationally recognized entrepreneur since she started her first company, Kim’s Khocolate, at the age of eleven. Over Kim’s forty-four year business career, she has been involved with four startups. Always involved and concerned about the plight of today’s small business owner, Kim speaks on a variety of subjects related to small business, entrepreneurship, e-learning, and how to succeed.
Kim Butler, aka The URL dr, has been doling out prescriptions for online success to business clients for more than 15 years. Raised in the funeral business, she is a fourth generation self-employed business owner.
Nationally recognized since she was a teenager, Kim started her first company, Kim’s Khocolate, at the tender age of eleven. Five years later, she was discovered by Guy Kawasaki and went on to do business with Apple, The Rolling Stones, AT&T, Land Rover, and Bausch & Lomb. Subsequent e-commerce companies have sold everything from dinnerware to dog products. Her most recent, Good Dog in a Box, is her first foray into subscription boxes. Kim’s various retail companies have grossed over $11.5 million.
As The URL dr, Kim speaks, conducts workshops, and consults with companies in all areas of e-commerce. Her e-learning system, The Small Business Academy, offers more than 500 educational and instruction videos to small businesses. Kim has been a featured speaker at YPO Family University, The Wharton School, National Federation of Independent Business, ASBDC, SBDCs around the country, and AUTM. She has testified before a US Senate Subcommittee on Entrepreneurship and received the NFIB Young Business Owner of the Year Award.
Kim’s entrepreneurial activities have been highlighted in “USA Today,” “Inc,” “People,” “Barron’s,” “Newsweek,” “Success,” and “Ms.”
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