Kitchen Table Marketing Course

Melissa Gilliam Shaw's Kitchen Table Marketing CourseAre you a small business owner or a hard working work from home mom or dad who needs help getting your business off the ground — on a budget? I’m here to help.

Since 2006, I’ve worked full time in marketing, and from 2013 to date, I’ve been a small business owner just like you, raising kids at home and moving with the Army too often while operating a freelance marketing business.

I dream about the beautiful home office I’ll have someday, but for these first couple of years, I’ve been working mostly from my own kitchen table. Can you relate? I thought so.

Pull up a chair, and let me get a cup of coffee started for you.


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The Kitchen Table Marketing course was exactly what I needed to help me continue growing my business! Melissa put together so much useful and helpful information and brought so much knowledge to the class! I truly feel I have gained a better understanding of what I need to make my business work! In addition to the depth of knowledge, Melissa seems to be genuinely invested in your business and helping you grow! I definitely suggest this course to any business owner who desires to gain the skills and knowledge to help their business grow!”

-KayLynne Smith
Nine Line Photography and Design

About Kitchen Table Marketing

In this four-week-long course, we’ll get together at my kitchen table to talk about four big ideas in marketing:

  • Defining Your Brand
  • Laying the Foundation for Great Marketing
  • Getting Your Brand Out There
  • Getting Social

A DIY, Budget-Friendly Approach to Marketing

You will walk away from this four-week class armed with ideas, information, and inexpensive (but highly effective) tools and resources that you can use to help sell your products and promote your brand.

Everything I’m going to teach you over these next four weeks is designed to be totally DIY and budget-friendly. Where possible, I’ll share free tools with you, so that you can hit the ground running right away with your big ideas!

Price & Perks 


$129 Per Person in Group Setting (4-6 Students)

$149 Per Person Privately Online

Private, in-person classes available in greater Washington, D.C., as well. Contact me for pricing.


  • A cup of coffee at my kitchen table each week (for in-person students)!
  • 1 Hour of one-on-one, private marketing consulting with me in person or online (a $20-35 value for WAHMs and small businesses).
  • Membership in a private Facebook group of other participants and alumni who can offer feedback and encouragement, based on the principles we cover in the class.
  • A printable course workbook. If you fill this out through each class of the course, you’ll have a working marketing plan for your business!
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I cannot express how valuable I found this course to be. I left after 4 days with enough inspiration and motivation to keep me busy for a whole year. It was the fire under my butt that my business needed to get to the next level and beyond. Thanks again Melissa. Look forward to working with you and class alumni in the future.”

-Heather Boos, Knitwear Designer

Start Building a Stronger Small Business Today!

Learn more about my Kitchen Table Marketing Course, and get free tips and resources designed specifically for small business, home-based businesses, and work-at-home moms and dads!

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Hear What More Alumni Have to Say!

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Melissa went above and beyond my exceptions and delivered the building blocks that provided an exceptional guide for my business to follow and build upon. I plan to participate in other Marketing courses Melissa will offer in the future to further market my company and achieve a distinct brand identity. I would recommend this course for any new business, except my competition, obviously.”

-Angela Moore
Owner & Creative Director
Concrete Clothing Company

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The Kitchen Table Marketing Course has absolutely improved my understanding of how to create a marketing plan for my business, and how to enact that plan.

Melissa Shaw’s generous teaching and guidance has aided me in identifying my brand’s core values and identity and has lead to my ability to jumpstart my business. I began the course with a general picture of what I wanted in my business and have left the course with clear sense of purpose, mission, identity, and goals to move toward growing that business.

Melissa’s ability to provide concrete information about the marketing industry, to generate useful and practical steps for business owners to take to develop their businesses, and to respond to questions as they arise in the course, either general or specific to an individual’s business, indicates her expertise and comfort with the material. Now, I’m ready for part 2!”

-Claire Teter
Writing Coach & Editor