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Aug 22, 2016 3:10 PM ET

Archived: Stephen – Summer Shade Soap Company LLC – my complete vision is to expand the online store and also have a brick and mortar store in Louisville, KY that is a full holistic apothecary and soap company

iCrowdNewswire - Aug 22, 2016


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Stephen’s story

I am a 28 year old that has a college degree and was delivering pizza. My mom started making her own homemade cleaning products and then started making soaps for our family. I know how bad commercial, chemical-laden products are for us, our environment and our health and decided to start researching chemical-free options to offer to my community. I knew that I could make a business out of what my mom was doing for our family. I started researching ingredients and the effects of toxic chemicals on our health and also researching healthy alternatives. Basically going back to what our forefathers used. Through a lot of trial and error I have perfected recipes for soaps, sea salt scrubs, lotions, dog shampoo, body wash, liquid hand soap, shampoo bars, beard wax, laundry soap and dishwasher soap that are good for our bodies, our health and our environment. Most of my products are vegan but they are all natural. 

This loan is special because:

It helps a Louisville entrepreneur grow his all-natural, environmentally-friendly soap company.

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Business Description

I started just going to a few local farmers markets but now I am involved in many markets, festivals and events. I also have a full online store. My products have created a very loyal following and my business is growing at a pace that I did not expect. I am continually adding new products but my complete vision is to expand the online store and also have a brick and mortar store in Louisville, KY that is a full holistic apothecary and soap company. I want to expand to offer more bath, body and cleaning products but also expand into salves, tinctures and multiple products that are natural alternatives to toxic items that are used everyday.

What is the purpose of this loan?

This loan will be used to update and optimize our website, hire 2 full time employees, increase our inventory, purchase more equipment and hopefully lead us to a brick and mortar store. I expect this loan to increase our revenue and profit by 500% within 9 months. This loan would allow me to make a huge impact in my life, the life of my family, our community and eventually help thousands of families via our website, to eliminate toxic, chemical-laden products from their lives and decrease terminal and chronic illnesses that plague our lives.

About Summer Shade Soap Company LLC

Industry: Retail
Years in operation: 1 year – 3 years
Website: summershadesoap.com

A loan of $9,875 helps us purchase more equipment, more inventory, hire people and update and optimize our website.

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