May starts off with long-awaited spring, and one of the biggest retail shopping days of the year – Mothers Day! Are you ready to explore May possibilities? If you need further inspiration, just go to Facebook and Instagram and search for posts with these hashtags or ones that were posted on these dates. You’re bound…Read More
Contrary to popular belief, it IS possible to use Facebook ads to promote your vape shop, e-liquid brand or ecommerce site. In this post, I’ll breakdown a process by which you can create a marketing plan using Facebook groups and pages to create leads and attract customers for your vape company. Step 1: Use Mission…Read More
Subscribe To VapeMentors on Youtube Age verification is profoundly important for the survival of the brick and mortar vape shop. Every vape shop owner, manager and employee needs to make an effort to educate sales reps on proper age verification. The FDA has certain rules that a vape shop must follow, but your local…Read More
Today, no guests. Just me, sharing some wit, wisdom and insights…or possibly not!
As we roll into 2017, we must recognize that the world of vape this year will change at an exponential pace. New regs, new dates to implement them, and the closing of many businesses will provide a shakeout unlike any we have seen before. Last year, in 2016, we saw some carnage, but that is just the tip of the iceberg of what is to come.
In this show, I provide a bit of my background, for context, and some suggestions and observations of what may and will happen this year. Some is conjecture; some is assured.Read More
[vc_row type=”in_container” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Robert M. Califf, M.D. the newly appointed commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, calls the opportunity a “rare and humbling one in his recent blog, “Priorities.” Califf said that he wants to “make a positive difference at an institution that does vitally important work…Read More
In an interview on KROQ radio in Los Angeles, CA, Dr. Drew explains the difference between tobacco, nicotine and e-Cigarettes, and why he thinks vape regulation needs to slow down. Norm BourNorm Bour is the founder of VapeMentors and the host of the award-winning podcast Vape Radio. He’s a vape industry coach, speaker, author and…Read More
The TOP 5 questions we get asked: did we answer yours? Here’s our top five: 1. How much does it cost to open a brick & mortar store 2. How much does an average store make? 3. How many liquids should we carry? Mods? 4. What type of license do I need? 5. What do you think…Read More
Conventions/ conferences New England’s first Vape Fest Every part of the country is getting shows/ conventions/ Fests these days. What’s up with Utah? Considered a conservative state, it is surprisingly prominent with vape support Norm BourNorm Bour is the founder of VapeMentors and the host of the award-winning podcast Vape Radio. He’s a vape industry coach, speaker, author…Read More
SFATA: Smoke Free Alternatives Trade Association. Quite a mouthful, but listen in as Cynthia, the Executive Director, talks about the FDA challenges, solutions and how everyone can be involved as an Advocate. Do you have a Question of the week: Get a 1 year subscription to VAPE Magazine or a copy of Vapreneur if we…Read More
FDA Deeming Regs Vapor World Chicago review International Vapor (Germany) interview. Lots of interesting things happening in Europe Miami VapeFest plus Tucson Norm BourNorm Bour is the founder of VapeMentors and the host of the award-winning podcast Vape Radio. He’s a vape industry coach, speaker, author and can be seen rubbing shoulders with the top…Read More