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A boutique small business consulting agency


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About Melody Joy Short Consulting

Empowering Entrepreneurs and Enabling Organizations


As a leader in small business development, we are dedicated to fostering a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem. As a small business development consulting firm, we offer a diverse range of services that empower both individual entrepreneurs and organizations that support them.

“I've personally witnessed Melody facilitate strategic collaborations, sponsorships, and partnerships to help accelerate the growth and development of entrepreneurial ventures in the region. Melody has provided valuable support to Richmond entrepreneurs by helping creating brand awareness, shaping narratives, securing media opportunities, and encouraging partnership. Through these contributions, Melody plays a crucial role in fostering the growth and development of the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the Richmond Region.”

- Dr. Shantell Chambliss
Founder & Executive Director 
Dress For Success Central Virginia

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Why Work with Us?


Trusted Source & Extensive Experience

Our consultants bring a wealth of experience across industries, providing you with insights that drive results.


Tailored Solutions

Recognizing that every entrepreneur and organization is unique, we tailor our solutions to meet your specific goals.


Measured Success

Your success is our ultimate metric. We're dedicated to helping you achieve tangible results.


Comprehensive Services

From idea to expansion, we offer a full spectrum of services to guide you at every stage.


Collaborative Partnership

We work alongside you as a committed partner, dedicated to realizing your vision.

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“Ms. Melody Short organized the Off Island Intensive for the MBA Students at the University of The Bahamas. This is the final course in the MBA program which exposes students to a cadre of leaders, entrepreneurs, financial decision makers,  entrepreneurs and others from various types of businesses. The week long events were organized by Ms. Short with a cadre of excellent speakers.  The MBA Students have stated that it was an experience they would never forget. The sessions were well organized, the topics were topical, and the speakers were excellent, informative and knowledgeable. A wonderful experience and exposure indeed. Much knowledge transfer occurred. Ms. Short did an excellent job in organizing the daily events and speakers.”

- Dean Remelda Moxey
University of The Bahamas


Join Us in Empowering Entrepreneurship

Whether you're an entrepreneur seeking guidance or an organization championing entrepreneurial endeavors, Melody Joy Short is your ally in driving positive change. Explore our services, delve into success stories, and reach out to discover how we can join you on your entrepreneurial journey.

“Melody has been an incredible support to our restaurant group from the very beginning! She has put us in front of media and business resources that we didn't have connections to. This helped grow our brand into a vibrant and successful business. We can say we are the fastest growing food group in Virginia with the help and support that Melody has given us! We are truly indebted to Melody Short!”

- Kim & Mike Lindsey, Owners
The Lindsey Food Group

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For Organizations

We partner with organizations that are dedicated to supporting entrepreneurs and local ecosystems, offering consulting services that amplify their impact.


  • Program Development: Collaborate to design and implement effective programs that nurture entrepreneurial talent and innovation.

  • Strategic Support: Provide guidance to create impactful initiatives, maximize resources, and foster a culture of entrepreneurship.



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“Melody connects the dots! In addition to being a sounding board for ideas, she has been a great resource for aligning me with other services and contacts in order to move my business forward. Her encouraging words and enthusiasm for any achievement (big or small) is always refreshing and genuine.”

- Leonda Jiggetts, Owner
The Sweetest Thing

Book Your Complementary 30-Minute Consultation

Unlock the potential of your business with a personalized consultation tailored to your needs. Whether you're seeking strategic advice, growth strategies, or expert insights, our team is here to help. Take advantage of our complimentary 30-minute consultation to explore how we can support your journey to success.

Why Schedule a Consultation:

Gain valuable insights into your business challenges and opportunities.

Discuss your goals and vision with experienced professionals.

Receive actionable advice and recommendations tailored to your situation.

Discover how our consulting services can drive meaningful results.

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How it Works:


Select Your Preferred Date and Time

Choose a time slot that works best for you from our availability.


Provide Some Details

Tell us a bit about your business/ organization and the areas you'd like to discuss during the consultation.


Confirm Your Booking

Receive a confirmation email with all the details. We'll reach out to you at the scheduled time.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to tap into our expertise and take the first step toward achieving your business goals. Book your complimentary 30-minute consultation today and embark on a journey to success.


“Melody's commitment and passion for our community's business owners and entrepreneurs is evident in everything she does. It has been amazing to partner with her over the last 3 years. We have teamed up over and over again to help businesses secure resources like lending capital, grants, technical support and network building opportunities. Melody is often times my first phone call. Especially when I am looking for innovative solutions and a tenacious partner to make things happen! ”

- Leah Fremouw, CEO
Bridging Virginia

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