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A Conversation with Michael Houlihan & Bonnie Harvey, Barefoot Wine Founders


date:March 8, 2013
location:Santa Barbara City College
BC Forum
721 Cliff Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93109
time:4:30pm – 6:30pm
PRICE/RSVP:FREE. Click Here to Register


Join us for yet another installment of our popular Enlightened Entrepreneurship Series as we interactively explore with Michael and Bonnie their extraordinary story of starting a company that became the number one selling wine in the nation.  Networking reception follows.  Space is limited and registration is required.  FREE EVENT.

  WHEN:  Friday, March 8, 2013

  WHERE:  Fe Bland Forum, BC Building

  TIME:  4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

  RSVP: Click Here to Register

Sponsored by the Santa Barbara County Small Business Development Center.

Who We Are

Michael Houlihan and Bonnie Harvey Barefoot Wine Founders

Michael Houlihan and Bonnie Harvey co-authored the New York Times bestselling business book, The Barefoot Spirit: How Hardship, Hustle, and Heart Built America’s #1 Wine Brand. The book has been selected as recommended reading in the CEO Library for CEO Forum, the C-Suite Book Club, and numerous university classes on business and entrepreneurship. It chronicles their humble beginnings from the laundry room of a rented Sonoma County farmhouse to the board room of E&J Gallo, who ultimately acquired their brand and engaged them as brand consultants. Barefoot is now the world’s largest wine brand.

Beginning with virtually no money and no wine industry experience, they employed innovative ideas to overcome obstacles, create new markets and forge strategic alliances. They pioneered Worthy Cause Marketing and performance-based compensation. They built an internationally bestselling brand and received their industry’s “Hot Brand” award for several consecutive years.

They offer their Guiding Principles for Success (GPS) to help entrepreneurs become successful. Their book, The Entrepreneurial Culture: 23 Ways To Engage and Empower Your People, helps corporations maximize the value of their human resources.

Currently they travel the world leading workshops, trainings, & keynoting at business schools, corporations, conferences. They are regular media guests and contributors to international publications and professional journals. They are C-Suite Network Advisors & Contributing Editors. Visit their popular brand building site at

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