25th Annual Small Business Week Celebration
Help us celebrate 25 years of honoring North Florida’s Small Business Leaders, Champions and Top Lenders!
Network with over 300 of North Florida’s small business leaders, lenders and supporters as the U.S. SBA presents its Small Business Week awards spotlighting the remarkable contributions of business leaders and champions at the district level.
Featured Keynote by:
Bonnie Harvey and Michael Houlihan, Founders of Barefoot Wine and Best Selling Authors of The Barefoot Spirit
-- Michael Houlihan and Bonnie Harvey co-authored the New York Times bestselling business book, The Barefoot Spirit: How Hardship, Hustle, and Heart Built America’s #1 Wine Brand. The book, chosen as recommended reading for the CEO Library in CEO Forum, chronicles their start in a laundry room in 1986 and creating a nationwide bestselling wine label. With virtually no money and no wine industry experience, they employed innovative ideas and strategic alliances to overcome obstacles and create new markets. They pioneered “Worthy Cause Marketing” and performance-based compensation with a comprehensive view of customer service.
---VIP Session Workshop just added!
Meet the Founders of Barefoot, The World’s Largest Wine Brand
For $50, you will gain access to this awesome VIP session in addition to the awards luncheon!
This pre-luncheon workshop is your opportunity to meet Michael Houlihan and Bonnie Harvey in person, and learn how they built a blockbuster brand using a fun, powerful, and inclusive company culture. In this session, you will learn how improve your own company using their novel approaches to compensation, acknowledgment, and permission. They will deliver tools you can use through entertaining, surprising, and enlightening stories of their real-life history building the Barefoot brand.
You will also have the opportunity to buy a copy of their New York Times Bestseller, The Barefoot Spirit, How Hardship, Hustle, and Heart Built America’s #1 Wine Brand and have it personally autographed!
9:30 - 11am | VIP Workshop Session
11:30am | Registration & Networking
12:00pm | Program Begins
• Title Sponsor: The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship
• Supporting Sponsors: 1 2 1 Financial Credit Union and SunTrust
• Media Partner: Advantage B2B
May 04th, 2017 - 11:00 am to 02:00 pm
UNF Herbert University Center
12000 Alumni Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32224
Corporate Table Sponsor
VIP Session & Luncheon