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Austin From Scratch, Episode #18: Daniel Nicholson, CEO of NadaMoo Ice Cream

Austin From Scratch is our favorite series on the blog and involves Owen (age 8) and Malia (age 6) interviewing local entrepreneurs who have created a thriving business here in the heart of Texas.  For this session, we sat down with Daniel Nicholson, CEO of NadaMoo Ice Cream.  We choose NadaMoo because ice cream is one of the four major food groups and who wouldn’t want to learn more about running an ice cream company.  We hope you enjoy!

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How One Dad Teaches His Kids About Entrepreneurship

Paul T. Shafer:

A fun article by Lynne Strang documenting the journey of Shafer…Power. Thank you Lynne!

Originally posted on Late Blooming Entrepreneurs:

By Lynne Strang, Late Blooming Entrepreneurs

Malia and Owen Shafer with their taco wagon.

Malia and Owen Shafer with their taco wagon.

Paul Shafer knows the exuberance that comes from being a young aspiring entrepreneur.

In college, he invented the “Gum Chum” for storing bubble gum during a meal. The small, capsule-like device had a clip that attached to a plate or glass, keeping the gum nearby until it could be popped back into its owner’s mouth.

While the Gum Chum didn’t turn out to be the next Big Idea, it wasn’t a wasted effort. “It was a good exercise that gave me something creative to do while working on my degree,” said Paul, who now lives in Austin, Texas.

After graduation, he set aside his entrepreneurial aspirations for a sales career that took him to British Airways and Dell, among other places. He and his wife, Kathleen, became the parents of two children, Owen and Malia.

But the entrepreneurial…

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Someday, Episode #3: Doug Patt, Architect

Welcome to Someday, our newest segment on the blog.  We’ve been having so much fun interviewing local entrepreneurs, we’re adding a whole new adventure to the mix.  We’ve recently started talking to interesting people from around the world to learn about all the different ways people make a living.  And we’re going to share these conversations right here at Shafer…Power!  In the upcoming months, we’ll learn: How to become a paleontologist, the best thing about being an artist, the most challenging thing about being a fireman, and what chefs have for dinner.  Because someday, you may want to become… Read more

Austin From Scratch, Episode #17: Greg McEvilly, Founder of Kammok

Austin From Scratch is our favorite series on the blog and involves Owen (age 8) and Malia (age 6) interviewing local entrepreneurs who have created a thriving business here in the heart of Texas.  For this session, we sat down with Greg McEvilly, Founder of Kammok.  We choose Kammok after seeing all their great postings on Instagram and learning they were based right here in Austin, TX.  Check ‘em out at #theroolife.  We hope you enjoy! Read more

Someday, Episode #2: Claire Ridenour, Elementary School Teacher

Welcome to Someday, our newest segment on the blog.  We’ve been having so much fun interviewing local entrepreneurs, we’re adding a whole new adventure to the mix.  We’ve recently started talking to interesting people from around the world to learn about all the different ways people make a living and are going to share these conversations right here at Shafer…Power!  In the upcoming months, we’ll learn: How to become a paleontologist, the best thing about being an artist, the most challenging thing about being a fireman, and how architects have fun.  Because someday, you may want to become… Read more

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