7 Steps to Infuse Entrepreneurial Thinking into Company Culture

REMOVE THE ROADBLOCKS

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Every company wants to stay relevant and be in the forefront of their industry. This requires an imaginative staff creating new solutions and thinking outside the box.  But first you need to change your company culture. This is easier said than done. A positive company culture is what we relied … [Read more...]

Walking Barefoot Into America’s Top Wine Brand Part 1

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    While in Chicago speaking at the Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization, Michael & Bonnie were interviewed by Dan Gershenson of Chicago Brander.   To read Part 1 of the Interview, please visit Chicago Brander … [Read more...]

Success Magazine Interview

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Michael & Bonnie were honored to appear in the July 2014 Success Magazine, next to Seth Godin! Their interview was selected to be inserted into the magazine as an audio CD. SUCCESS Magazine is a leading source for news and information for the entrepreneur, small business, and home-based … [Read more...]

Integrity Trumps Everything

YOUR WORD IS YOUR BOND

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We can’t have a cop on every corner or a regulator in every office. At some point we must rely on the people we hire, do business with, and buy products or services from. When we cannot depend on on these people, we look to terminate the relationship and search for alternatives. It’s only human … [Read more...]

You Can’t Teach Entrepreneurship Without Sales Training

KING OF SALES

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At the recent International Conference on Small Business (ICSB) World Conference on Entrepreneurship  in Dublin Ireland, the Asian delegates gave Michael the nickname “King of Sales.”  Now we have to laugh whenever we receive an email with the salutation, “Dear King of Sales.” It’s not a title he … [Read more...]

How You Can Help Save the Parks

DRIVE IT IN – DRIVE IT OUT!

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Not everyone wants to save the parks. In California, voters soundly defeated a measure that, for the cost of a few lattes, would have funded the state parks and granted everyone free access. Why? Because many folks don’t use the parks and they think that users should pay. They also have a feeling of … [Read more...]

Find the Good News!

WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET

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We play a game every morning at our house. It’s called “Find the Good News!” When we read the news of the day over breakfast, we find and share only the stories that are helpful, fun, and positive. We look for stories of success, solutions, and humanitarianism. Admittedly, some days it’s a real … [Read more...]

What does Business and Barefoot have to do with Wine?

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WHAT DOES BUSINESS AND BAREFOOT HAVE TO DO WITH WINE? 18 JUNE, 2014  LEAVE A COMMENT Today we are talking about Wine … Recently I had the opportunity to sit down with Michael Houlihan and Bonnie Harvey, founders of Barefoot, America’s number #1 wine brand, during Small Business Week presented … [Read more...]