New York Times Best Selling Authors & America’s #1 Wine Brand Founders

MICHAEL HOULIHAN
AND BONNIE HARVEY

Authors of The Barefoot Spirit
and Creators of Barefoot Wine

“OUTSTANDING speech! Better yet, PERFECT. What an incredible way to end this conference.”

Robert Reiss

Host & CEO Presented By the Conference Board, The CEO Show

“Michael and Bonnie’s speech gives a whole new meaning to going Barefoot!!— it now means Entrepreneurial Success at its finest! They rock!”

Jeffrey Hayzlett

Chairman, C-Suite Network

Is High MPG a Selling Point Any More?

Is High MPG a Selling Point Any More?

When we heard the auto industry’s recent request for lower federal miles per gallon standards, we were stunned! They argue that since gas is so cheap, and there is such a demand for low MPG trucks that the 2025 Standards are too costly to achieve. There was no mention...

Can the Kids Save the Environment?

Can the Kids Save the Environment?

Do children and young people have a constitutional right to a healthy environment? Is the government liable for promoting fossil fuel production and greenhouse gas emissions that accelerate climate change? According to the Washington Post, a pioneering lawsuit being...

​10 Tips for Video Conferencing Etiquette

​10 Tips for Video Conferencing Etiquette

We often say “face time beats Facebook” and “high touch beats high tech,” but we don’t always have the luxury to meet everyone in person. That’s why we recommend GoToMeeting, Skype, FaceTime, or other live video. Seeing the other person’s facial expressions gives you...

Be Ready For That Big Buyer

Be Ready For That Big Buyer

Finally, you got a lucky break! That big chain stores buyer will finally see you. Your mind is racing with the possibilities: your product in all of her stores, access to all of her customers, your brand "takes off!" Not so fast, Bucko! Do you even know what she wants...

Smart Fem TV Interview

Smart Fem TV Interview

M&B were interviewed on Smart Fem TV by host, Lea Woodford. To watch the interview, please visit C-Suite TV          ...

Don’t Block Good Ideas from Getting to You!

Don’t Block Good Ideas from Getting to You!

  Often the best ideas to solve problems, cut costs, and improve sales come from your own people—but they never get to you. Why? Because you have inadvertently Don’t Block Good Ideas from Getting to You! allowed your company’s structure to prevent them from doing...

The 4 Stages of Business Growth Face Their Own Challenges

The 4 Stages of Business Growth Face Their Own Challenges

We like the way Jim Canfield of Renaissance Executive Forums defines the various stages of business growth. They provide a convenient classification that helps us recognize and appreciate the goals and challenges of each level of progression. Here we apply his staging...

Is It Time to Make Up or Break Up With Your Management Team?

Is It Time to Make Up or Break Up With Your Management Team?

This Valentine's week, as you examine significant relationships in your life, take a close look at your company's management team. Are the views of those operating your business still in line with your company vision and mission? “As a company grows, a shift can occur...