110 W. New York Ave.
DeLand, FL 32720
posted Sep 23, 2013 - 3:56:38pm
Michael Houlihan and Bonnie Harvey, the founders of Barefoot Wine, will be speaking at noon Sept. 24, at Stetson University. The couple will share how they started their company with no capital and no knowledge of the industry, and built it into a leading brand before selling it to the largest wine company in the world. This event is free and open to the public. The talk is in the Rinker Auditorium in the Lynn Business Center, 345 N. Woodland Blvd. in DeLand.
In addition to discussing how they built their company, Michael and Bonnie will discuss how to identify and partner with strategic allies to reduce the need for capital, increase cash flow, and find and keep the best people while increasing distribution.
Michael and Bonnie have been together for 30 years and spent 20 of those building the Barefoot brand. They also will talk about how to maintain a productive, positive and romantic relationship while working together.
The couple wrote The Barefoot Spirit: How Hardship, Hustle, and Heart Built America’s #1 Wine Brand, which is now on the New York Times Business Bestseller list.
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