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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

Austin From Scratch (Vacation Style): An Interview with Matt Tietz, Vice President of McDonough Manufacturing

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 edition of AFS, we changed it up a bit to accommodate our summer vacation and interviewed an old friend from Eau Claire, WI.  Matt Tietz is the Vice President of McDonough Manufacturing, a 125-year-old company that makes sawmill equipment in the heart of Wisconsin.  Some people call him a modern day Paul Bunyan, but we’ll let you decide.  We hope you enjoy!

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Austin From Scratch: An Interview with Kathie Sever, Founder of Fort Lonesome

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 Kathie Sever, Founder of  Fort Lonesome.  (For a really cool short story about Fort Lonesome, click here.)  We chose Fort Lonesome due to the kids’ love of designing things and Kathie creates some pretty amazing stuff. We hope you enjoy!
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