Here at Propaganda we consider every vape retailer working with us to be a valued member of our family. It's a recurring theme for us, and one that's particularly relevant for today's Props from Prop column stars: a dynamic husband-wife-son team from The Hoosier State. I’ve been a fan of Indiana ever since I saw the classic 1986 basketball film Hoosiers (no, not when it came out, since I was negative-7 years old at the time). As a down-on-his-luck high school coach looking for redemption, Gene Hackman exudes the same kind of passion and can-do spirit that we find inspiring in our extended Hoosier family. On that note, meet Hoosier Vapor co-owner Sherrie Harvey.
Name of Vape Shop: Hoosier Vapor
Location: Avon, Indiana
Owners: Sherrie Harvey, husband Victor Harvey, and son Eric Harvey
First order placed with Propaganda: November 17th, 2014!
What do you like most about being a vape retailer?
The freedom to make my own decisions, right or wrong, is way up there. But what I like most about being a small business owner is when an employee says, “I love my job.”
What advice would you give someone starting a small business?
Think before you speak! Every day we deal with so many different personalities, and taking those extra few seconds can mean the difference between success and failure. Treat every customer and employee with respect and you will be rewarded.
If you didn’t own a vape shop, what kind of small business would you have?
I think it would be a perennial-plant greenhouse business. It’s seasonal work and I could spend winters in a warm climate!
We're so happy that we got to introduce you to one of our favorite Propaganda family members, Hoosier Vapor! After hearing about Sherrie's experience and getting her advice, would you ever consider becoming a vape retailer yourself? If you live in the Avon, Indiana area, be sure to stop by and show your support. If you don't live in the area, you can always show them some love on Facebook. And don’t forget to watch Hoosiers—you can-do it!