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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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Introducing Brett Schneider, Founder of Lax Elements

Welcome to the newest segment on our blog, Youngpreneurs, where we feature stories about young entrepreneurs from across the U.S.  In this episode, we sat down with local Austinite, Brett Schneider, Founder of Lax Elements.  Brett’s a super-sharp guy who has done some amazing things and was kind enough to show us his company’s operations and answer a few questions from the kids.  We hope you enjoy! Read more

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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