By Paige Nash
Many family members, friends, elected officials and supporters showed up at 1941 1st Street in Arcadia on Wednesday, May 24 to celebrate the grand opening of Melisa Rudd Consulting, LLC.
This new business will be providing a wide range of services and products to the community including office supplies, custom banners and signs, notary services and dry cleaning pick-up and drop-offs.
Although this is a new business in Arcadia, business owner Melisa Rudd is already a familar face to many local residents in town.
“Last year I opened Rustic Faith Design Co. here as my side hustle, but due to my full-time job, which was my guaranteed money, I couldn’t be open but a few nights a week and on Saturdays,” said Rudd. “The demand for what I was doing wasn’t really there, but I had built a relationship with several of the downtown business owners and I loved the enviroment.”
Rudd previously worked at a corporation, but did not enjoy that enviroment as much as she liked the “mom and pop” atmosphere.
She said, “I turned in my two weeks notice and started following up with people that I knew might need someone to work for them.”
Moving down her list of contacts in the area, she text Tambra Bell at Crafty Skills, another local business.
“She spoke to me like a mentor and has become my second biggest cheerleader besides my family,” said Rudd. “She encouraged me to follow my dreams and my husband stated, ‘you’ve always like it best when you were working for yourself.’ So, here I am.”
Upon hearing the the local DMV has re-opened it’s doors, the closing of an attorney’s office and the void of a notary at her personal bank, she knew there was a need for her services here in Arcadia now more than ever.
Rudd has over 7 years of paralegal experience under her belt and with that the ability to prepare wills, Power of Attorneys, affadavits, estate planning packages, provisional custody letters, LLC packages and more.
She has office supplies available that are competitively priced and will be taking after hours and weekend appointments for notary work. Custom banners and signs can be made with a quick turnaround of 7-10 days. Dry cleaning pick up is available on Tuesdays and Fridays.
Rudd said, “I am truly blessed to have so much support from the people here in Arcadia. God made a way and here I am.”
Stop by and visit Melisa Rudd Consulting or give her a call at 318-578-1431.
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