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Business Owner’s Toolkit Interview with Michael and Bonnie

Michael Houlihan was interviewed by Greg Corombos on The Business Owner’s Toolkit radio show on February 4, 2013. Please click HERE for the interview.
Business Owner’s Toolkit Radio Show
Business Owner’s Toolkit is a fast-paced, entertaining, podcast that provides advice and inspiration to small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs.
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Michael and Bonnie will be Speaking at The Scheinfeld Center in Santa Barbara, CA- SOLD OUT

THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT. Thank you for your interest!
A Conversation with Michael Houlihan & Bonnie Harvey, Barefoot Wine Founders

March 8, 2013

Santa Barbara City College
BC Forum
721 Cliff Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93109

4:30pm – 6:30pm

FREE. Click Here to Register


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Build Your Business using Guiding Principles – Part 4

The critical decisions we make in business are guided by our attitudes toward our employees, our creditors, our vendors’ representatives, and our customers. How we treat these people is based on our perceptions, opinions, and attitudes.
In this series, we have endeavored to demonstrate how our guiding principles affect our success. By putting ourselves in the other person’s shoes, we get an objective view… Read More

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BeInkandescent Power Couples Interview with Michael and Bonnie

Entrepreneurs Michael Houlihan + Bonnie Harvey
Co-founders,Barefoot Wine Sonoma County, CA
What brought you together?We met at a rhythm and blues dance club, and discovered that we both wanted to move to the wine country, and had an interest in business. Sarcasm and humor are the keys to our compatibility.
Does working together keep your marriage rich and healthy?Our business gives us an opportunity to travel together… Read More

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Build Your Business using Guiding Principles – Part 1

Our grandparents called it “The Golden Rule.” Our parents told us to “Put yourself in the other guy’s shoes.” We call it “How would you like it?” But it’s all the same concept of fair play. Unfortunately, in our fast-paced, highly competitive business environment, this basic idea can get lost.
Starting a business feels overwhelming. It seems like there’s never enough money, time, or resources to… Read More

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Smith Floyd Water Cooler Radio Interview Hosted by Matt DiGeronimo

Michael had the honor to be interviewed on The Smith Floyd Water Cooler Radio Show by Matt DiGeronimo on January 30. Please check out the interview podcast: Smith Floyd Water Cooler Radio Interview 
Guest Appearance by Michael Houlihan, Founder of Barefoot Wine, on the Smith Floyd Water Cooler

January 28, 2013 By Smith Floyd
Smith Floyd Mergers & Acquisitions is pleased to announce that Michael

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Unified Wine & Grape Symposium

Today, Michael will be attending The Unified Wine & Grape Symposium
Built with the joint input of growers, vintners and allied industry members, the Unified Wine & Grape Symposium is held annually in Sacramento, California and is the largest event of its kind in the western hemisphere. Serving as a clearinghouse for practical information important to wine and grape industry professionals, the Unified Symposium… Read More

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Vineyard & Winery Management Article

Linda Murphy talked with Michael about the story of Barefoot Wine, including the challenges, successes, and lessons learned along the way. It’s all here in the January/February issue of Vineyard & Winery Management.
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Big Blend Radio’s SUCCESS EXPRESS Show

Michael and Bonnie joined Nancy Reid & Lisa Smith of the SUCCESS EXPRESS Radio Show to discuss their Barefoot Wine journey, including their humble beginnings and important discoveries along the way, like Worthy Cause Marketing. Read the article and listen to the audio clip here!
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Building a Relationship is More than Texting and Friending – Part 2

In this virtual world we spend so much time in, it’s easy to believe texting and friending are relationship building. They’re not. Genuine lasting and dependable relationships take time and physical presence. High touch beats high tech every time.
Your physical presence can build trust you can’t even approach with a keyboard, screen or profile image. People want in-person attention, it’s that simple. If… Read More

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