Vape Radio 74: It’s all about the Liquid!

March 31, 2016

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.

 

This has been a busy first quarter of 2016 with lots of events going on. Visits to Detroit, San Diego (twice) and Las Vegas(ditto) with more to come. Vegas is becoming a “go to” location for many vaping events as you will hear.

 

What is it that keeps you up at night? We want to fix that problem with our new class, called VAPE U III. And we need your help!Listen in and offer your input.

 

Whatyou’ll hear today:

 

 

  • Interview with Kerry Lam, JSPR brand ambassador and Monica Schick
  • JSPR manufacturers for several dozen product lines
  • Their lab was designed from the ground up for FDA and pharma regulations in mind
  • Monica comes from the pharma world and compares liquids and drug guidelines
  • “GMP” is the standard of any good laboratory: traceability and accountability are paramount

Sometakeaways:

 

 

  • Sometimes all that needs to be changed is the LABEL
  • Manufacturers have an obligation to be sure their products are “safe”

That wraps up VAPE radio show #74 and thanks again for listening. Do you have a topic you’d like to hear or do you have something to share? Someone you’d like us to speak with? Send us a note to norm@vapementors.com.

 

Vape Radio is the #1 vape radio show in the world with more than 1.2 million downloads, and over 120,000 unique views a month. We were one of the TOP TEN business podcasts of 2015 on Podbean and beat out more than 130,000 other shows. For just $750 you get your company integrated within THREE shows and we’re looking for TWO more advertisers to fill our spots; how about you! Contact norm@vapementors.com.

 

Today’s show is sponsored by “Level 13 Liquids.” Are you a retail shop without your own house line? Do you already have your own liquids but lack consistency or confidence that they are offering you a product you can stand behind?

 

Level 13 Liquids can get your own line off the ground in just a few days! And can help with marketing, branding and expansion into a wholesale channel.

 

For information contact me here at Vape radio.

 

We’re offering a free webinar series on how to open a vape shop and will cover the Essentials and also offer a Masters course. If you are not on our mailing list, visit VapeMentors.com and sign up.

 

Would you like to get your product, service or message in front of our targeted vape audience? Vape Radio is the #1 vape radio show in the world with more than 1.2 million downloads, and over 120,000 unique views a month. We were one of the TOP TEN business podcasts of 2015 on Podbean and beat out more than 130,000 other shows. For just $750 you get your company integrated within THREE shows and we’re looking for TWO more advertisers to fill our spots; how about you! Contact norm@vapementors.com. 

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A podcast is a free downloadable audio show that enables you to learn while you’re on the go. To subscribe to my podcast for free, you’ll need an app to listen to the show from.

 

For iPhone/iPad/iPod listeners – Grab your device of choice, hit iTunes, and find “VAPE Radio.” You can download the free Apple Podcasts App and subscribe within. Every time I produce a new episode, you’ll get it downloaded right on your iDevice.

 

For Android listeners – Download the Stitcher Radio app (free) and search for “VAPE Radio.”  

 

For podcast lovers – If you already listen to podcasts and have a favorite directory that you are listening to right now,just hit the “subscribe” button and new shows will be added as we post them.

 

If you don’t have a mobile device – You can always listen to the show by clicking the audio file at the top of this page.  Just bookmark us!

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

March 8, 2016

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?

 

Azim Chowdhury and Christopher Van Gundy,with Keller & Heckman Law Firm, will be offering a FREE webinar called“Facts Uncovered and Myths Busted: Vaping Regulation and CBD.” Register here: http://www.khlaw.com/showevent.aspx?show=8758.

 The CBD world is going through changes, justl ike the vape space. Do the FDA deeming regs cover CBD? Since medical marijuana is legal in over half the country does that put CBD in a lesser or a greater spotlight?

 

 

You can judge for yourself so we hope you can join the webinar.

 

What you’ll hear today:

 

 

  • Part I: TPE caters to retailers, wholesalers and distributors in both tobacco and vaping
  • Part II: What is CBD? Is it really marijuana?Listen to find out!
  • CBD is not psychoactive by itself but is derived from marijuana
  • Keller & Heckman are getting involved with CBD since they are leaders in addressing questionable legal concerns

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Talking points:

 

 

  • Part I: What separates TPE from others?: It is purely B2B with a long history and run by a professional team
  • There will be many show specials there!

 

 

 

Some takeaways:

 

 

  • Part I: Vaping has been a part of TPE for over 10 years! But has gotten bigger in the past three years.
  • Over 2000 attendees are expected
  • Part II: CBD offers lots of promise to help epilepsy and other neurological diseases
  • Who is this webinar for: Anyone with questions or are considering stocking and selling CBD products in their vape shop
  • CBD is a good product to help those withsleeping issues

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We hope you enjoyed their two brief but insightful invitations to events that I believe will help you a lot. TPE is one of my annual faves since it is so professionally run and so well attended. If you’d like to rub shoulders with some of the major players in the industry, then take the time to head out to Vegas.

 

CBD is also a personal fascination as I mentioned. The benefits of CBD have been proven clinically and anecdotally, so if you have concerns and want to be sure you’re not exposed to undue risk, please join the free webinar.

 

Do you have a topic you’d like to hear or do you have something to share? Someone you’d like us to speak with? Send us a note to norm@vapementors.com.

 

Before we leave I want to offer you all a great opportunity. Would you like to get your product, service or message in front of our targeted vaping audience?

 

Today’s show is sponsored by www.VapeGenie.com.If you want to team up with the company that has the newest products first,these are your guys. 

 

 

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Today’s show is sponsored by “Your E-liquids.” Are you a retail shop without your own house line? Do you already have your own liquids but lack consistency or confidence that they are offering you a product you can stand behind?

 

Your E-liquids offers you a turn-key 8-week program to develop your own line and includes help with marketing, branding and expansion into a wholesale channel if you wish.

 

For information contact me here at Vape Radio, at norm@vapementors.com

 

We’re offering a free webinar series on how to open a vape shop and will cover the Essentials and also offer a Masters course. If you are not on our mailing list, visit VapeMentors.com and sign up.

 

Future shows will offer our new program called 2016 Vape Industry Survival Guide and coming up soon is an interview with our old bud, Grimm Green. We’ll be talking about vaping products to sell as well as to buy.

 

Would you like to get your product, service or message in front of our targeted vape audience?

 

Vape Radio is the#1 vape radio show in the world with more than 1.2 million downloads, and over 120,000 unique views a month. We were one of the TOP TEN business podcastsof 2015 on Podbean and beat out more than 130,000 other shows. For just $750 you get your company integrated within THREE shows and we’re looking for TWO more advertisers to fill our spots; how about you! Contact norm@vapementors.com.

 

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A podcast is a free downloadable audio show that enables you to learn while you’re on the go.  To subscribe to my podcast for free,you’ll need an app to listen to the show from.

 

For iPhone/iPad/iPod listeners – Grab your device of choice, hit iTunes, and find“VAPE Radio.” You can download the free Apple Podcasts App and subscribe within. Every time I produce a new episode, you’ll get it downloaded right on your iDevice.

 

For Android listeners – Download the Stitcher Radio app (free) and search for “VAPE Radio.”  

 

For podcast lovers – If you already listen to podcasts and have a favorite directory that you are listening to right now, just hit the “subscribe” button and new shows will be added as we post them.

 

If you don’t have a mobile device – You can always listen to the show by clicking the audio fileat the top of this page.  Just bookmark us!

 

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If you post a review we’ll send you a free digital copy of my book, Vapreneur!

 

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

March 2, 2016

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.

 

What you’ll hear today:

 

 

  • Grimm does 4-5 weekly video blogs. Videos onwww.Youtube/GrimmGreen and audio only on his SoundCloud feed
  • What’s keeping Grimm awake at night: making sure he’s putting out the best products possible using GMP
  • Epiclouds is Nick’s dripper line through Namber Juice, nine flavors in the Namber Classics line. Newest is “Grimm Cult” which is themed around “metal culture”
  • What should a vape shop do differently going forward: Grimm is not envious of vape shop owners

 

Talking points:

 

 

  • E-liquids are NOT a “get rich quick” operation, but it can belong lasting
  • “Flash in the pan” liquid companies are probably not sustainable with no longevity

Some takeaways:

 

 

  • There has never been such a huge variety of top notch liquids that cannot get to market. The market is that difficult.
  • Predictions 24 months in the future: What will be different?If we are “left alone” we should be able to take care of ourselves and liquids will get cheaper and larger size bottles. Mods will drop in price. Vape shops may be like “fast food” outlets, almost like a commodity
  • KNOW YOUR AUDIENCE Grimm advises
  • There are still opportunities out there!
  • Follow Nick on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, all under “GrimmGreen”. For information on Namber: www.namberjuice.com

Before we leave I want to offer you all a great opportunity.Would you like to get your product, service or message in front of our targeted vaping audience?

 

Vape Radio is the #1 vape radio show in the world with more than 1.2 million downloads, and over 120,000 unique views a month. We were one of the TOP TEN business podcasts of 2015 on Podbean and beat out more than 130,000 other shows. For just $750 you get your company integrated within THREE shows and we’re looking for TWO more advertisers to fill our spots; how about you! Contact norm@vapementors.com.

Today’s show is sponsored by www.VapeGenie.com. If you want to team up with the company that has the newest products first, these are your guys.

VapeGenieLogov012216.jpg

 

Today’s show is sponsored by “Your E-liquids.” Are you a retail shop without your own house line? Do you already have your own liquids but lack consistency or confidence that they are offering you a product you can stand behind?

Your E-liquids offers you a turn-key 8-week program to develop your own line and includes help with marketing, branding and expansion into a wholesale channel if you wish.

 

For information contact me here at Vape radio, at norm@vapementors.com

 

We’re offering a free webinar series on how to open a vape shop and will cover the Essentials and also offer a Masters course. If you are not on our mailing list, visit VapeMentors.com and sign up.

 

Future shows will offer our new program called 2016 Vape Industry Survival Guide and coming up soon is an interview with our old bud, GrimmGreen. We’ll be talking about vaping products to sell as well as to buy.

 

Would you like to get your product, service or message in front of our targeted vape audience?

 

Vape Radio is the #1 vape radio show in the world with more than 1.2 million downloads, and over 120,000 unique views a month. We were one of the TOP TEN business podcasts of 2015 on Podbean and beat out more than 130,000 other shows. For just $750 you get your company integrated within THREE shows and we’re looking for TWO more advertisers to fill our spots; how about you! Contact norm@vapementors.com. 

 

Top10Podcastof2015badge.png

A podcast is a free downloadable audio show that enables you to learn while you’re on the go.  To subscribe to my podcast for free, you’ll need an app to listen to the show from.

 

For iPhone/iPad/iPod listeners – Grab your device of choice,hit iTunes, and find “VAPE Radio.” You can download the free Apple Podcasts Appand subscribe within. Every time I produce a new episode, you’ll get itdownloaded right on your iDevice.

 

For Android listeners – Download the Stitcher Radio app(free) and search for “VAPE Radio.”  

 

For podcast lovers – If you already listen to podcasts and have a favorite directory that you are listening to right now, just hit the“subscribe” button and new shows will be added as we post them.

 

If you don’t have a mobile device – You can always listen to the show by clicking the audio file at the top of this page.  Just bookmark us!

 

Review us!

 

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If you post a review we’ll send you a free digital copy of my book, Vapreneur!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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