Soapy Soap Company

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Soapy Soap Company

Brothers Mohammed M. and Mohammed A. Mahdi, along with their friend Anthony Duncan, started the Soapy Soap Company in their kitchen not long after graduating from Indiana University-Bloomington. Originally, the natural ingredient soap was only intended for personal use, but as people learned about it, the young men couldn’t keep up with the demand, and they were forced to relocate from the kitchen to a building in downtown, as well as hire on nine more employees. The South Central ISBDC assisted the business owners in the areas of human resources, accounting, and tax filing. As a result, the company has seen a significant growth in sales.

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Troy Phelps

Troy Phelps is the State Director for the ISBDC. Previously, he was the Regional Director for the South Central ISBDC and worked out of our Bloomington office located at the Ivy Tech Gayle and Bill Cook Center for Entrepreneurship. Prior to that, he worked for the West Central ISBDC and, in total, has counseled with over 350 clients. Troy specializes in accounting and has significant experience in the banking, medical, and insurance industries. Having started two businesses of his own in the past, he also understands firsthand the challenges of owning a business. In addition, he is an adjunct professor at Ivy Tech Community College teaching Quickbooks and Entrepreneurial Finance classes and is a certified QuickBooks Pro Advisor. Troy holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Anderson University.
Troy Phelps can be reached through our Contact Page.
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