Friday, December 6, 2013

Thankful For Our Many Blessings!

Thanksgiving and Christmas quickly passed me by as I was busier than ever in my new retail world. However feelings of love and blessings were with me the entire time. Today is January 1st, and I'm finally making myself sit down, and share some of the great things that have happened this Holiday season.

Cleveland Bradley Business Incubator Production Facility
For starters we survived the incredibly big move from the Cleveland Business Incubator to our new retail location at 2644 Broad Street, Chattanooga, TN. We loved the incubator so much, and it was sad to leave our friends, but change is essential to thrive!

We moved 3 years worth of production over 4 days, and reopened the store only a few short days later. We hustled this year, and I'm so glad we survived!

I (Jennifer) am the crazy one who believed it could all be done before Thanksgiving, and started the ball rolling, but I can't take all the credit for the hard work!  
NEW LOCATION: 2644 Broad Street, Chattanooga, TN 37408

Mom: AKA super woman!
My mom took the day off to help with our flower beds, and even worked in the pouring rain. Now that is real dedication! Thanks Mom! 

Howell: VP of Awesome
Howell earned The VP of Awesome as his business title, and has been my rock. He networked the phones & music, did plumbing, moved heavy stuff, and even ran the shop for me. He definitely won husband of the year!

I've enjoyed building my own displays and create a cozy home for my wonderful products. I love having an idea, and seeing it come to life in 3-D.  I'm also glad that we shot our mini documentary to show our vision for the new store!

Jennifer: Jack of all trades!
Felicia and Julie packed, moved, cleaned, organized, and continue to drive from Cleveland to Chattanooga every week. They are essential to Good Fortune, and I couldn't have done it without them. They are strong women for their willing spirits, and putting up with all my crazy ideas! 

Felicia and I at our Grand Opening!
Shuptrine's Gold Leaf and Fine Art Gallery

I'm also thankful for our parents and family for lending us trucks, trailers, and furniture for the store. We're blessed to have such supportive families who are also great customers!

Our new neighbors are just icing on the cake! Alan and Bonnie Shuptrine went above and beyond to get our space ready for us to move into by November. They moved their gorgeous paintings and antiques, added a bathroom, and did countless other bonuses so that we would be comfortable in our new space! We are grateful to call our landlords our friends!

Finally we are thankful for all of our customers. You guys have been just as excited to see the new store, and try the new products. We love to see your faces come in the door and hear your stories about using our products. It is really cool to create products you believe in, and know others love them too!

Happy New Year. We love you all & wish you a Blessed and prosperous 2014!
The new bulk refill station with Green Cleaners for the home.

Good Fortune Soap: Chattanooga's Green Clean Store

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Grand Opening - Good Fortune Soap: Chattanooga’s Green Clean Store

Chattanooga native, Jennifer Strain, is expanding her manufacturing and Internet business to South Broad Street to create Chattanooga’s first and only Green Clean Store.
Jennifer has been producing handmade natural soap and body products since 2006, and is excited to open an interactive retail space where customers can blend their own custom essential oils and body products, while also learning about ingredients. The Green Clean Store will feature all of Good Fortune Soap’s products and gift sets, while also launching a new line of organic based facial products, and a bulk refill station for home cleaners.

According to Jennifer, “You can bring your own jug and refill (non-toxic) laundry soap and cleaner, or buy natural ingredients to make your own. You can also refill your lotions, washes, and home sprays, and reuse the same bottle each time. We are eliminating waste and making earth-friendly products affordable and attainable.”

Good Fortune Soap has been selling their products at the Chattanooga Market for years, and has developed a huge following in Chattanooga. This is the perfect time for Good Fortune Soap to settle down in Chattanooga, and offer a home base for their customers. Jennifer invites you to, “Take a seat at the essential oil bar and experience all of the useful and delightful products for men, women, and children. Everyone is welcome at The Green Clean Store.“

Wash your troubles away isn’t just our slogan, but it is also our mission. We want to inspire our customers to live purposively, think green, and pay it forward.

Please join us!
Grand Opening This Week. (November 22-23: Friday 10 am-6 pm & Saturday 10 am-6 pm)
Regular Store Hours. (Wednesday-Saturday 10 am-6 pm, closed Monday-Tuesday)
Holiday Open House on Shop Small Saturday-Multiple vendors, discounts, prizes (November 30: Saturday 10 am-6 pm)

Good Fortune Soap: Chattanooga’s Green Clean Store
2644 Broad Street
Chattanooga, TN 37408 

(Located next to Shuptrine’s Gold Leaf Gallery & Ace Hardware)

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

New Store Campaign is Launched, Watch our Video!

Chattanooga, Here We Come!

Click the image below to watch our video and support our campaign.

Our GRAND OPENING will be November 21-22nd!
Our new address is 2644 Broad Street • Chattanooga, TN 37408

We will be located between Downtown and Lookout Mountain. We are on the left side of Broad Street, right before the Ace Hardware.

We look forward to seeing you then.

Friday, October 11, 2013

We did NOT sell Good Fortune!

In fact, we are planning on growing!

First of all, I want to thank you for your continued support!

I have been very transparent about my business journey, our ingredients, the mission to create stellar body products with positive messages, and have even shared my not so fortunate moments.

Most of you know that we tried selling the business, and the deal fell through at the last minute. Yes, that was really difficult, but in honesty, it gave us a new passion and sparked new ideas to do business differently.

We are currently planning to open our own brick and mortar store in Chattanooga (hopefully) soon. We want to be Chattanooga's first and only Green Clean Store! Fingers crossed....we are still in the planning stages!

We hope to launch a crowd funding campaign soon, and we'll need your support!

Our loyal online customers will benefit from our new products which will be available soon after the store launches. Our wholesale customers will benefit from our fast turnaround from being in our new location, new employees to serve you better, and a multitude of great things to come.

We hope you enjoy our new soap video series highlighting all of our natural soaps and natural skincare products individually.

Please leave us feedback and keep in touch! —Jennifer Strain & The Good Fortune Crew!

Friday, June 28, 2013

Are we moving? We don't know...


Hi Friends, Jennifer Strain here.

First of all, we are still excited! I've been praying about selling the business for years, but we've encountered a few hiccups while trying to close and move. We were 75% packed, and found out about the delays 2 days before moving (bummer). Apparently, this is how business goes, and so we are now negotiating an extension. We've done everything possible to keep things moving forward, and we'll keep you all posted. 
When is Good Fortune moving? We don't know yet. Our moving date has been moved 3 times now, and so we are pushing forward with hope & faith until the actual papers are signed (hopefully at the end of August). We'll give you notice and try and prepare you for any interruptions in business. Thank you for your patience, and we hope you continue ordering from!

Hugs & handshakes!

Friday, May 31, 2013

Good Fortune is Moving to Utah in June!

Hi Friends, Jennifer Strain here.
First of all, we are very excited! I've been praying about selling the business for years, and God has moved in great ways over the past few months. Even though I'm stepping down as CEO, I am certain that Good Fortune will continue to grow and blossom into something even greater than I could have done alone!

We have a new owner who shares all of our same philosophies: faith, all natural ingredients, American made, and empowering women through our wonderful product lines! Everything will stay the same, and may even get better if that is possible :)

Good Fortune's products will stay the same, but the LLC will be joining several other natural businesses under the marketing umbrella known as, Naturally You!. The new owner is taking over several operations, taking them to Utah, and will continue to manufacture, package, and ship them from there. Trust me, the Ramirez family is really sweet and they have their own great testimony to share!

What does this mean to you? For starters you will have many more natural products at your disposal, and you can order them from the same warehouse. Secondly, you can become an 'Ambassador' of Naturally You! and become your own boss selling really cool natural body, home, and healthy products via a website, catalog, and parties. They have put together a legitimate marketing plan where you can make some serious money as a sales rep. More details are coming this fall.

When is Good Fortune moving? The business is moving to Utah in mid-late June, but my husband and I are staying in Chattanooga, Tennessee. You've got from now until June 14th to order online from me. After that, all website and wholesale orders will have a short 2-week delay while we transition the warehouse to Utah. We'll give you notice and try and prepare you for any interruptions in business. Thank you for your patience, and we hope you continue ordering from!

Will I still be involved, and can you still get Good Fortune from me? Yes! I've already signed up as a Naturally You Ambassador, but the program won't be ready until this fall. If you are interested in staying in contact with me, or are interested in becoming an Ambassador then email me: Otherwise, I have no ownership in Good Fortune and will not be part of the image or management.

What will I do next? As most of you know, I'm a newlywed, and so I want to enjoy time with my new family and nest a bit. I'm excited to take the summer off to relax, get crafty, fellowship, and prepare for whatever God has in store for our next chapter in life! Like all entrepreneur's, I'm not going to be able to rest for long, and have hundreds of projects that I'm interested in pursuing. Who knows where I'll be or what I'll be doing next? God is good, and I'm so thankful for all of your support over the past 7 years. 
Hugs & handshakes!

Friday, March 1, 2013

Cuter than a speckled puppy in a red wagon!

Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.
(Victor Hugo)
Take a, and laugh this weekend!

Friday, February 22, 2013

Friday's Fortune: 10% off Best Selling Natural Skin Care Poducts!

This Friday, we'd like to thank you for spreading the love with us! So for one week only, starting 2/22/13, you can take 10% OFF THE ENTIRE STORE (online orders only)! That includes our Soap with Spirit, Element Spray and our other Best Selling Natural Skin Care Poducts!

Not only can you save 10% OFF the entire store, you also save on our already-discounted natural soap varieties!

Wanna wash and soften up? Try our new Mini Soap On a Rope and our Best Body Moisturizer!

Friday, February 15, 2013

Friday's Fortune: Half Price French Milled Soap

Half Price Lavender + Oats All Purpose French Milled Soaps...
Been wanting to try our most gentle soap? Shop now and get HALF PRICE Lavender + Oats Soaps for only $3 each!
Use promo code (HALFOFFAP) during the checkout process. Sale ends 2/21/13.

Our 100% french milled soaps are natural 3-in-1 soaps are great for face, shaving, and shampoo (hence the name "all purpose"). Give them as gifts to friends, family, and pets...We won't tell that you got them for only 3 bucks each!

Friday, February 8, 2013

Friday's Fortune: Half Off Lip Balms!

Dry lips getting you down? Try a little Good Fortune to perk them up and make them happy!

Nothing says soft, kissable lips like Chocolate Peppermint, Coconut, Orange Vanilla and Peppermint. Our lip balms are all natural and made with shea butter, essential oils, and super-moisturizing veggie oils.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Friday's Fortune: BOGO KISS ME KITS!

BUY 1, GET 1 FREE: Kiss Me Kits 

(A $20 savings, just in time for Valentine's day gifts!)

Kiss those chapped lips goodbye, naturally with our lip care products!
Give one to a friend, and keep one for yourself!

Place 2, 4, or 6 Kiss Me Kits (lip scrub & the best lip balm) in your shopping cart, then use promo code "B1G1KMK" during checkout for your discount to appear.
Sale ends 2/7. Order as many BOGO sets as you like.

Also order our Sweet Spice Natural Soap. The quote card reads, "In dreams and in love, there are on impossibilities." Handmade natural soap always makes a wonderful and thoughtful gift!

Thank you for spreading good fortune to those you care about! 

Friday, January 25, 2013

Friday's Fortune: $5 coupon

I hope today's Friday's Fortune brings some sunshine to your day today!
Save $5 OFF your entire order of only $20 or more. Shop our entire (online) store, and use coupon code (5off20) during the checkout process! Sale ends 1/31/13.
BTW, this photo is the first bar of soap that I made for sale. It was a mother's day present. I've had this photo as my screen saver for 6 years to remind me of where I came from, and the heart behind the company!

Friday, January 11, 2013

Friday's Fortune: 40% off natural liquid soap

40% off Grapefruit Orange Hand & Body Wash...
Shop now and get 40% OFF our newest 3-in-1 product, liquid hand & body wash. Get refreshingly clean, from head to toe, with our natural body wash that washes away dirt and leaves you sitting pretty!
➊ hand soap
➋ shower gel
➌all purpose

Shop one week only, starting 1/11/13, on all online orders.