Michael Houlihan and Martin Jones are regular contributors to conferences, seminars, and publications. They are available for speaking engagements on a limited basis. Check out some of their recent presentations, future appearances, services and postings.

    Upcoming Events

Martin and Mario Zepponi will be chairing The Seminar Group's "Building Value in the Wine Business" - November 15, 2018 in Napa

A calendar of speaking events for Michael Houlihan and Bonnie Harvey can be seen on the Barefoot Founders website
    Publications and Event Presentations

Current - Contributed content to print and online media.

March 30, 2015 just-drinks.com Interview with Martin Jones

November 6, 2014, Napa CA - "Building Value in Wine Brands - The Seminar Group - Co-Chaired by Martin Jones

December 2013, Santa Rosa, CA - North Coast Wine Expo - "They Buy You, Not the Wine" - Michael Houlihan

November 7-8, 2013, Napa, CA - "Value Creation in the Wine Industry" - The Seminar Group - Co-Chaired by Martin Jones

November 8, 2012, Napa, CA - Increasing the Value of a Wine Business - The Seminar Group - Co-Chaired by Martin Jones

2012 Sonoma State University - Guest Lecturers; "Value Creation, Brand Building & Exit"

2012 Sonoma State University - Guest lecturers; "Winning Distribution Strategies" - Martin Jones & Michael Houlihan

2011 Direct to Consumer Wine Symposium - Michael Houlihan

2011 Best Practices for Owning and Operating a Winery Conference - Martin Jones


2013 "Know the Need" - US Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship Conference

2013 University of Texas Entrepreneurial Studies

Michael Houlihan, Speaker, Author, Barefoot Wine Founder

    Useful Resources

"The Incredible Story Of Starting The World's Largest Wine Brand, Barefoot Wines" - Robert Reiss, Forbes December 9, 2014

Is your business ready when opportunity knocks? - Before sale and acquisition planning services.

Branding the Barefoot Way - How Worthy Cause Marketing Can Help You Grow Your Company...At (Almost) No Cost.

For sage advice from proven strategies, take a look at Michael's blogs and postings on the Barefoot Spirit and Consumer Brand Builders. 

Presentations, Services & Writings - Contact Us

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