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Austin From Scratch: An Interview with Matt Butterfield, Founder of Butterfield Custom Homes

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 Butterfield, Founder of  Butterfield Custom Homes.  We chose Butterfield Custom Homes because Matt is a friend of the family and he builds some really beautiful stuff.  Yep, Home Sweet Home!

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Austin From Scratch: An Interview with Abby Nagler, Founder of The Little Yoga House

Austin From Scratch is our favorite series on the blog and involves Owen (age 8) and Malia (age 5) interviewing local entrepreneurs who have created a thriving business here in the heart of Texas.  For this session, we sat down with Abby Nagler, Founder of  The Little Yoga House.  The kids chose Abby and The Little Yoga House because it’s their favorite place to do tree, child and coyote (yes, coyote) pose.  Oww oww owwww! Read more

Austin From Scratch: An Interview with Brandon Hodge, Founder of Big Top Candy Shop

Austin From Scratch is our favorite series on the blog and involves Owen (age 8) and Malia (age 5) interviewing local entrepreneurs who have created a thriving business here in the heart of Texas.  For this session, we sat down with Brandon Hodge, Founder of Big Top Candy Shop.  The kids selected Big Top for pretty obvious reasons — and I supported the decision because their love of candy just might have come from me.

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AdVentures with Buddy Bars

Welcome to AdVentures!  In this series, we’ll take a closer look at one of our family’s entrepreneurial ventures.  In past months, we’ve hosted a taco wagon, a coffee stand and made and sold homemade chocolate bars.  For this event, Owen and his buddy Will created Buddy Bars to participate in the Acton Children’s Business Fair.  As with all AdVentures, our goal is to have some fun with the kids and learn more about entrepreneurism. Read more

Austin From Scratch: An Interview with Drew Gressett, Founder of Hat Creek Burger Company

Austin From Scratch is our favorite series on the blog and involves Owen (age 7) and Malia (age 5) interviewing local entrepreneurs who have created a thriving business here in the heart of Texas.  For this session, we sat down with Drew Gressett, Founder of Hat Creek Burger Company.  The kids selected Hat Creek because they love the burgers and their awesome outdoor play-scape.  I supported their decision, of course, because I’m a big fan of their milkshakes. Read more

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