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Someday, Episode #1: Dr. Carrie Contey

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

Austin From Scratch: An Interview with Brad Cason, Founder of KirkLee Bicycles

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 Brad Cason, Founder of KirkLee Bicycles.  Brad designs and builds all of his bikes from scratch at his facility in central Austin and ships them around the globe.  The kids selected KirkLee Bicycles because they love to ride their bikes, and we were very fortunate to be introduced to Brad by a good friend.  We hope you enjoy!

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Shafer…Power! Featured in Watching Seeds Grow

Several months ago we were contacted by Peter Greer and his son, Keith, after they discovered our blog while doing some research on young entrepreneurs.  Keith, a 9 year-old entrepreneur himself, wanted to interview the kids and I to learn more about our adventures in entrepreneurism for his upcoming book.  Since we had been doing our own series of interviews for the blog, we jumped at the opportunity to sit on the other side of the table. Read more

Austin From Scratch: An Interview with Matt Sieler, Founder of Maine Root Handcrafted Beverages

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 Matt Sieler, Founder of Maine Root Handcrafted Beverages.  The kids chose Maine Root because they love their Root Beer and, fortunately, their founder lives right here in Austin, TX.  We hope you enjoy! Read more

Something Old, Something New: An Update From Shafer…Power!

When we launched Shafer…Power! back in April, 2012, we really didn’t know where it would take us.  Although we did create some fairly specific goals when we started the blog, the reality is we were simply trying to inject a little fun and adventure into our children’s growth and development. Read more

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