Nice Words from Some BIG Fish


“Where do I start? Prior to meeting Maureen in December 2018 at one of her marketing classes she was teaching, I was lost with HOW to implement INFRARED VISION from my head to paper. After meeting Maureen, I was blown away with her precise knowledge about MARKETING and her passion to help businesses to be on point with their marketing efforts and not make constant mistakes that she has seen over the years in this space. Maureen is a TRUE VISIONARY like nobody you have ever met. 8 SIMPLE STEPS is really the GOLDFISH methodology to learning MARKETING based on what she has seen over the years ― simplicity really is the answer to success in marketing. Her classes make this easy for anyone to understand and do it.

If you cross her path like I have, you too will experience marketing excellence at its finest. Her natural wit of her marketing mindset is a force to be reckoned with. Do not hesitate to take these courses because when you do, your business and you will become forever changed.”

Ms. Mesha Mebane


“I highly recommend Maureen Edwards’ 8 Simple Steps Learning Course. Her real world marketing experience, coupled with her 8 Simple Steps Learning Courses will put you on the right path to success, simply and effectively.  If you want to learn from one of the best marketers around, you can now stop searching and start learning.”

― Bruce Sanders

Certified SCORE Mentor

Retired Independent Insurance Agent & Counselor

“I have taken face-to face classes with Maureen for a long time, and I love that her online teaching demonstrates the same charisma and a wealth of subject matter knowledge that is just as easy to follow and understand as if I am right in front of her. Her teaching approach is firmly based on real world knowledge and experience. She is a master of her profession! I anticipate my book sales will flourish and generate income for me and underprivileged youth because of the branding and marketing I have for it.” 

Kenneth Leon Little, Sr

Author, Inspirational Speaker, Activist

Little Media Productions

“During my tenure as chair of Southern Maryland Chapter of SCORE, I recruited Maureen Edwards to offer a series of classes covering the fundamentals of marketing. I attended the classes and came away with a deeper grasp of “must-know” marketing and branding techniques. Most impressive is Maureen’s mastery of the subject matter. Her approach is to sequence each training module in a logical, coherent way so attendees not only learn the “why” but also the “how.” She provides entrepreneurs with a thorough overview and a set of tools they could immediately apply to their own business without additional training or the need to engage consultants.

Maureen is a high-energy, impactful presenter. Her enthusiasm for the subject is inspirational. Her willingness to share what she knows makes her a cut above other teachers who all too often hold back on sharing the “secret sauce.” Every entrepreneur should take advantage of her expertise found in every class.”

Bob Rotella, JD, Former Chair

Southern Maryland SCORE

“I had the pleasure of attending several of Maureen’s classes on the most effective use of Social Media. Her classes are rich with content and she gives practical advice as to the best use of social media for small businesses.   What I find to be particularly effective are the real-world examples of both “what works well” and “what doesn’t work well.” She addresses such topics as building an effective company website, effective use of that website in gathering data, capturing the attention of a target market and most importantly, achieving one’s revenue targets.  Maureen demonstrates her depth of knowledge and uses an enthusiastic approach that clearly resonates. She continues to teach online and face-to-face classes (after Covid-19 passes) on a variety of business subjects for our organization.”

― Christopher A. Taylor

SCORE Mentor, Webinar Committee Chair

Southern Maryland SCORE

(Retired) Head of Healthcare and Financial Institutions

“For the past 3 years, Ms. Maureen Edwards has taught her 8 Simple Step’s curriculum to students at Anne Arundel Community College through SCORE. It is rich with content that’s easy to comprehend for business people who are new to marketing across all age groups. Those with limited tech experience get a lot of value out of the program and moving the classes online due to COVID-19 has been an easy transition for them. The classes provide real-world examples of what not to do and what tips to do that really drive growth. The feedback from students is overwhelmingly positive. On top of that, she has been a keynote speaker and organizer of our Women’s Entrepreneur Conferences to help them reach their business goals. Based on feedback from clients we work with who have taken her classes, I recommend these courses for the value and results you get for such a minimal cost.”

Carson Zake

SCORE Mentor

Southern Maryland SCORE

Small Business Owner/former franchise owner: Volvo, Hertz, Citicorp & Jiffy Lube

Urban Farm Greens

“8 simple steps bridged the gap of theory and practice in a clear, concise, and effective manner.  The class on creating a brand synthesized concepts, best practices, and examples of marketplace winners into implementable tips for long term success.  I have not found many other classes that offer this level of detail for the small business owner.  Maureen really cares about each individual in her class, checking in regularly for feedback to make it a better experience. As an entrepreneur who must wear all hats, I really appreciate the tutorials that simplify the research and learning curve.  I am looking forward to the new courses that promise a next level of marketing know-how. Thanks 8 simple steps and Maureen.”

Nanda Setlur

CEO, Urban Farm Greens

P.S. love the goldfish