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Walking Barefoot Into America’s Top Wine Brand (part 2)

A continuation of my conversation with the founders of Barefoot Wines In our previous post, I spoke with Michael Houlihan and Bonnie Harvey, the founders of Barefoot Wines, on their advice for aspiring entrepreneurs like they once were, as they were about to release their New York Times bestseller, “The Barefoot Spirit: How Hardship, Hustle […]

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Walking Barefoot Into America’s Top Wine Brand

A 2-part conversation with the founders of Barefoot Wines When I first spoke with Michael Houlihan and Bonnie Harvey, founders of the brand we know today as Barefoot Wines, they were about to release their New York Times bestseller, “The Barefoot Spirit: How Hardship, Hustle and Heart Built America’s #1 Wine Brand.” Our conversation at […]

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Walking Barefoot Into An Entrepreneurial Adventure

A conversation with Michael Houlihan, founder of the Barefoot Wine brand   Michael Houlihan may represent one of the ultimate “pulled up by the bootstraps” stories of entrepreneurialism. From humble beginnings in the laundry room of a rented farmhouse in the Sonoma County wine country, Houlihan, along with partner Bonnie Harvey, co-founded the Barefoot Wine […]

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Panera Cares baking up an evolved business model

“Being an entrepreneur is about seeing opportunity. It’s easy to write a check. But the real challenge for corporations like us is…what if we could solve some of these core problems too?” – Ron Shaich, Founder, Chairman and Co-CEO, Panera Bread Co. Sometimes when entrepreneurs talk about giving back to the community, it can feel […]

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