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Kim Merritt-Butler - The URL Dr.. Washington D.C. Metro Area, MD, US

Kim Merritt-Butler

Consultant / Founder | The URL Dr.

Washington D.C. Metro Area, MD, UNITED STATES

Inbound Marketing, E-commerce, Social Media, Engagement Marketing, Local Search, SEO, PPC Adwords, SEM, Website Design



A serial entrepreneur, Kim Merritt-Butler has been working in the world of online marketing and e-commerce for 14 years, on both the client and agency side. Her strategies combine various techniques of inbound and engagement marketing to achieve optimum results for clients large and small. Kim also combines her experiences from two small business start-ups and over 30 years in retail and e-commerce to offer a unique and varied approach to building client programs and helping small businesses succeed online.

Kim's entrepreneurial efforts have been featured in People Magazine, USA Today, Barron's, Inc., Success, Newsweek, The Robb Report, The Washington Post, radio shows including Paul Harvey and local and national television programs. Kim is a former recipient of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Young Business Owner of the Year.

Kim has been invited to speak at The Wharton School, Young Presidents Organization (YPO) Family University, local and regional colleges, and varied organizations in the mid-Atlantic. She has testified before a US Senate Subcommittee on Entrepreneurship.

Kim recently joined the Accredited Local Expert Program with Constant Contact and offers a combination of their workshops in email marketing and social media, as well as her own. She looks forward to "prescribing remedies for online success" to small businesses everywhere.

Industry Expertise (3)

Business Services



Areas of Expertise (3)


Online Marketing

Email Marketing & Social Media

Accomplishments (1)

National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Young Business Owner of the Year (professional)

Kim Merritt-Butler was recognized early in her business career by the NFIB for her entrepreneurial efforts running Kim's Khocolate, the business she started at the tender age of 11.

Education (1)

School of Hard Knocks: Master of Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurship, Business, Management, Marketing, Sales 1996

Yes friends, it's true.. I never went to college. At the time, there wasn't a school that taught how to be a Khocolate making entrepreneur to the stars. I had to figure it out on my own. I was in good company though. Steve Jobs never went to college either. I learned by doing and Apple became my largest client. A decision I have never regretted.

Affiliations (2)

  • past member of YEO Washington DC Chapter
  • Accredited Local Expert with Constant Contact

Sample Talks (1)

Prescriptions for Online Success

How do you get qualified traffic to your website and what makes them buy once they arrive? Learn the prescription for online success from The URL Dr., Kim Merritt-Butler. During this workshop, Kim discusses the basics of social media, email management, search engine optimization, local search, content marketing, and website design for turning traffic into sales. Kim shows easy, affordable techniques, specifically geared toward small business. Visit our website for more speaking topics.



  • Keynote
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  • Workshop Leader
  • Corporate Training


*Will consider certain engagements for no fee