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

Robert Reiss

Robert Reiss

“OUTSTANDING speech! Better yet, PERFECT. What an incredible way to end this conference.” -Robert Reiss, Host & CEO, The CEO Show

3 Big Throw Downs Challenge Today’s Grads

3 Big Throw Downs Challenge Today’s Grads

We are excited to go to a friend’s graduation who just completed his Masters in Engineering from Stanford. When we asked him what he was going to do with it, his response came lightning fast, “I’m going to extend the range of electric vehicles another 200 miles!” Now...

Happy 34th Anniversary to M&B!

Happy 34th Anniversary to M&B!

We met on May 20th 1983 at a rock & roll club in Sonoma County, California. Our attraction to each was immediate, and we have been together as a couple ever since. In 1985 we began working together, doing the research required to start our new business, Barefoot...

Small Business Creates the Most Jobs and Does Most of the Training

Small Business Creates the Most Jobs and Does Most of the Training

Last week was National Small Business Week. Every year at this time the North Florida Small Business Development Center at the University of North Florida celebrates with an awards luncheon singling out small business owners in their region who are outstanding. This...

5 Ways to Build and Grow Trust

5 Ways to Build and Grow Trust

Good business relationships are built on trust. People who depend on you, from your creditors to your employees, need to confidently rely on you to treat them fairly. Once they know you can be depended upon, they will extend their cooperation and even make allowances...

The Countdown to Success

The Countdown to Success

Every year we are delighted to be part of the Nanyang University in Singapore’s U.S. Immersion Program. The students visit businesses in Silicon Valley and the East Coast with a trip to the Sonoma County wine country. This year we hosted 120 international graduate...

​The 3 Core Competencies Entrepreneurs Must Master to Succeed

​The 3 Core Competencies Entrepreneurs Must Master to Succeed

"My idea is so great, I'm guaranteed success!" We see too many entrepreneurs falling in love with their products and kidding themselves into believing that their idea itself is all they need to make them a screaming success. Warehouses are filled with great commercial...

We Can’t Afford to Take a Break from Climate Change Mitigation

We Can’t Afford to Take a Break from Climate Change Mitigation

Why is it suddenly necessary for tens of thousands of scientists to march on Earth Day and implore us to take climate change seriously? Why do they have to insist that there is no debate and that the signs are already here? They obviously think we need a strong...