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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

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Weekend Warriors Dog Walking Service

Welcome to Shafer…Power!  In an effort to have some fun and learn more about entrepreneurism, the kids and I have launched a weekend dog walking service here in Jester called Weekend Warriors Dog Walking Service.  We provide great service, competitive rates, ($3/15 minutes or $5/half hour) and plenty of love for your pet.  Please email your inquiry to paul@shaferpower.com or call/text 512.689.1583.  The service is for Jester only and all walks are overseen by an adult.  

AdVentures with Hey Cupcake!

Welcome to AdVentures!  In this series, we’ll take a closer look at our family’s entrepreneurial venture of the month.  In past months, we’ve hosted a taco wagon, a coffee stand and made and sold homemade chocolate bars.  For August’s event, we were fortunate to partner with a local favorite, Hey Cupcake!, to learn about making great cupcakes.  As with all AdVentures, the goal is to have some fun with the kids and learn more about entrepreneurism. Read more

July’s AdVenture: Owen’s Rock Collection

Earlier this month, we posted that July’s AdVenture was going to involve some sort of custom pastry.  Well, a couple of things happened since then so we’ve elected to change it up a bit.  For starters, a lengthy vacation back to Wisconsin took us off course, and then Owen created a rock selling business without any of our involvement (insert proud father moment here).  Since he was able to create a nice little profit, we’ve changed this month’s AdVenture to Owen’s Rock Collection and are including an abbreviated Austin From Scratch segment where we interview the Founder.  Yep, we’re riding the wave! Read more

July’s AdVenture: Custom Pastries

Welcome to AdVentures.  In this column, we’ll take a closer look at our family’s entrepreneurial venture of the month.  We’ve already hosted a taco wagon and a coffee stand and made and sold homemade chocolate bars.  Rumors of future projects such as publishing a children’s book and designing a girl’s handbag can neither be confirmed nor denied.  As with all AdVentures, the goal is to have some fun with the kids and learn more about entrepreneurism. Read more