Michael Houlihan

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Seven Big Rules to Follow When Firing a Client

Firing a client is one of the most difficult decisions a business owner will ever make. And when push comes to shove, few actually do the deed. First of all, firing clients goes against everything a business owner knows. Clients keep the business goi...
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Why Face Time Still Matters

It’s official: Email, texting, and social media are no longer just helpful supplemental business tools. They’ve taken over the whole game. Yes, technology has made many aspects of modern living more convenient and “connected,” but the pendulum has sw...
Michael Houlihan

Michael Houlihan

Michael Houlihan and Bonnie Harvey, authors of The Barefoot Spirit: How Hardship, Hustle, and Heart Built a Bestselling Wine, started the Barefoot Wine brand in their laundry room in 1986, made it a nationwide bestseller, and successfully sold the brand to E&J Gallo in 2005. Starting with virtually no money and no wine industry experience, they employed innovative ideas to overcome obstacles and create new markets. They were pioneers in what they termed “worthy cause marketing” and performance-based compensation. They now share their experience and innovative approach to business as consultants, authors, speakers, mentors, and workshop leaders.