The only consulting company solely dedicated to the vaping industry.

Backed by four decades of entrepreneurial experience, founder Norm Bour has worked with dozens of other entrepreneurs who are starting and growing their vape business. Norm speaks nationally and writes for Vape News Magazine, the #1 trade publication in the industry. He also hosts Vape News Radio, the audio arm of Vape News.

VapeMentors offers a variety of programs to vapreneurs all over the world. In addition to our vaping industry Special Reports, we offer Business Modeling programs, MasterMind classes, peer and focus groups, and Vape Space counseling to fit any size budget. We train and support:

  • Retail brick & mortar location(s)
  • Wholesalers
  • Distributors
  • Manufacturers

We can provide “back office” help or be your sounding board for new directions and ideas. With a solid foundation of experience in this industry, we can help you learn the easy way. Depending upon your age and background, we focus our training on your strengths.

What Generation Are You?

Millennial / Gen Y? / Gen X? / Baby Boomer?

Every generation has unique strengths and weaknesses. We teach you how to integrate your natural strengths, personalities and drive into a sustainable business model. We’ll help you understand your mindset and teach you to master this industry!

  • Are you a Baby Boomer looking for guidance, direction or motivation to reinvent yourself?
  • Are you a Millennial that wants to tap into this highly profitable Vape Space?
  • Or are you a Gen Xer looking for new opportunities, a way to escape the employee box you’re in.

Maybe you quit smoking, started vaping and want to share your story (and vaping products) with your world. No matter what your motivation, we can help!

Let’s Get Started! 

You probably don’t need a business plan unless you’re trying to secure a bank loan.

But you do need a business model if you’re seeking financing and want to get started on the right foot. Our Business Modeling program is customized to your needs and specially designed for the vaping industry. It asks the questions you must ask yourself before you open your doors.

In addition, we also can help you:

  • Open up your own vape store or vape shop franchise
  • Differentiate your business from others in the increasingly crowded Vape Space
  • Evaluate different retail spaces and set up a store with character
  • Determine which vaping products and e-liquids to carry
  • Deal with licensing, permits and other challenges in your city
  • And much more…

E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: 949-495-6162

  • Hello, I am a 20 year old entrepreneur from Stevens Point, Wisconsin. I opened my own vape shop downtown on Main Street back in October of 2013. I started it all up with only $6,000 and have made quite a far climb doing things on my own over the months. But my shop is no where near where I want it to be. I want to find ways to be more “unique” like you say, and want to learn a bit about franchising and what that’s all about. Is there a way you could help me grow as an entrepreneur and help me make improvements in my shop so my customers can have the ultimate vaping experience when they walk in.

    • admin

      Gaven, a HUGE thumbs up for doing so much with so little. This is what Boot Strapping is all about. How can I help? I get a nationwide view of the Vape Space and have been doing this a long time and know that everyone is different. You included. Franchising is a valid idea if you have the capital to pursue that and we offer our won BLO Emporiums for $30K which gives you a similar model to follow. Let me know how you want to engage.