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.

Business Owner’s Toolkit is the country’s hottest forum for the one-in-five Americans who already own a business and the two-thirds of Americans who say they want to start their own business. Each show delivers topics relevant to business owners, and features guests who are subject matter experts in their fields.

Listeners tune in to hear guest experts dispense practical wisdom that can be put right to work. Host Greg Corombos, and John Duoba’s weekly “Toolkit Tip” feature, combine in-the-trenches wisdom with a genuine passion for business. They make business fun with their contagious enthusiasm.

John Duoba, Publisher/Managing Editor of Business Owners Toolkit, has 20 years of experience in book, magazine and web publishing, fulfilling various roles in editorial and production management. John holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and is currently pursuing his Master’s in Business Administration. John has been working exclusively in the small business publishing arena at Toolkit for 11 years.

Greg Corombos has been covering newsmakers in the political and business worlds for the last decade as host of the nationally syndicated program, Dateline: Washington. An accomplished journalist, Greg is able to deliver sound interpretation of the news and policies affecting the small business community. Each week, Greg delivers pertinent advice about how small businesses and entrepreneurs should respond to this ever-evolving business environment.

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

To make inquiries for keynote speaking, trainings or consulting, please contact