Posts by Norm Bour

Vape Radio 76: These United States? Interview with CASAA Legislative Director, Alex Clark

Vape Radio 76: These United States? Interview with CASAA Legislative Director, Alex Clark

It’s about Freedom. It’s about Choice. “It’s really about standing up for yourself! No one wants to be bullied and there has to be a time when we stand up and punch back.” That quote from Alex Clark, Legislative Coordinator with CASAA, sums it all up.

I had to totally rewrite today’s show since the new deeming regulation unfolded with little notice. The FDA released them May 5, so at least we now know the outcome. No more speculating, no more wondering.

Our first interview is with Alex Clark, legislative director with CASAA. Our topic of conversation was about state’s taking their own initiative and instituting laws in lieu of the FDA. We then lead into the new deeming regulations.

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Vape Radio 75: The Smallest Vape Show in Town!

Vape Radio 75: The Smallest Vape Show in Town!

It’s like “Speed Dating” for the vape industry and Vape Shop Events is the one show you may never attend or even be invited to. They bring together just two dozen buyers and two dozen sellers and they all spend two days meeting and developing relationships. The net result? BUSINESS happens. And that has been missing from the industry for a long time.

We interviewed Mike Sessoms, the founder, who offers insight into the program and why you should attend if you are a serious player in the vape space.

Meanwhile: Still…no word from the FDA. We all wait, and wait, and wait. As soon as we know, we’ll share it here and bring you interviews from many that can offer their insight.

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Vape Radio 74: It’s All About the Liquid!

Vape Radio 74: It’s All About the Liquid!

This show includes an interview with one of the largest contract manufacturers of e-liquids in the country. We discuss future regulations and how they compare to pharmacy guidelines. We will see more changes in THIS sector than any other one over the next two years.

At VapeMentors we connect with amazing people and significant companies. When you hire me you get not just me, but our entire network. Today you’ll meet one of the resources, known as JSPR. They also own Council of Vapor, and if you need hardware designed, they are the Go to people.

I plan to spend quite a bit of time on this liquid market in the next few months for some of these reasons, plus because I am launching a program to help vape shops double their revenue. One tool to that end is house lines of juice. I’ll be sharing that in the next show or two.

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Vape Radio 73: Interesting Conversations about Interesting Events! (TPE & CBD)

Vape Radio 73: Interesting Conversations about Interesting Events! (TPE & CBD)

One of our missions here at Vape Radio is to bring you access to some of the top thought leaders in the vape space, as well as keep you apprised of events you need to know about. Today we’re killing two birds with one stone, to coin a cliché.

Check out TPE-Tobacco Plus Expo- in Las Vegas, one of the two events that I believe are the most professional in the industry. Listen to our interview with Jennifer Gelfand from TPE and we’ll share exactly who this show is designed to attract.

We also wanted to share with you another event, and this one is about the misunderstood world of CBD.

Are you confused about CBD? Do you have an interest in offering the products but now sure about any legal issues?

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Vape Radio 72: Grimm Green Shares his E-liquid Insights

Vape Radio 72: Grimm Green Shares his E-liquid Insights

On our last show, we started a conversation with Nick(Grimm) Green, one of the most prolific and influential reviewers today. We covered so much awesome content we ended up breaking our interview into two parts. Welcome to part II.

In our last show, we spoke about hardware and products that work, as well as some that don’t and Grimm shared his list of “must carry”inventory for vape shops. Be sure you catch that one along with this show here.

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Vape Radio 71: Vaping Super Star Grimm Green Shares Thoughts on Hardware!

Vape Radio 71: Vaping Super Star Grimm Green Shares Thoughts on Hardware!

To say that I’m jazzed about today’s show is an understatement! At VAPE radio and VapeMentors we are proud to know some of the most amazing people that we call friends. Today you’ll be hearing from one of them.

His name is Nick Green, but you may know him by his nickname “Grimm.” He’s been part of our VAPE U classes and we interviewed him last year, which I referenced in our call if you’d like to check out show #43.

What started as a brief 20-minute call went much longer and we actually broke up our conversation into two parts. Today is part I. So with that as my intro, let’s rock!

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How to Open a Vape Shop With No Money

The good news is that there’s still plenty of opportunity to start and run a successful vape space business. And you can open a business without tens of thousands of dollars. That’s what this special report is all about.

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Vape Radio 70: The Most Common Questions We Get, PLUS Events & More!

Vape Radio 70: The Most Common Questions We Get, PLUS Events & More!

Today’s show will update you on the state of the market in many sectors, so let’s get started with events.

We’ve seen lots of changes in the events space over the past few years. Just until mid-year, we have almost 30, including “middle America” areas like Western PA, Wichita, KS, Charlotte, NC, and St. Charles, IL. We also have the customary hot spots like Miami, Las Vegas, and Southern California.

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Vape Radio 69: The Epidemic of Vape Space Lawsuits

Vape Radio 69: The Epidemic of Vape Space Lawsuits

There is a problem in this country and it has become an epidemic in the vaping industry: the increasing number of lawsuits.

We are the freest society in the world, but sometimes we have too many freedoms. One of them is the ability to sue anyone you wish, whether you have grounds or not. Someone does you wrong? You sue. Were you guilty or were you not? It doesn’t matter, you still must defend yourself.

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