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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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Lions and Snail Shells and Flowers…Oh My!

Welcome to our newest series on the blog, Youngpreneurs, where we feature stories about young entrepreneurs from across the U.S.  In our first episode we connected with the young superstar, Carter Kostler.  In our second episode, things only get better.  It turns out Owen and Malia’s classmates already have their own business venture and they’re only seven and four years old, respectively.  So after receiving the following email from their mother, Lisa, we couldn’t wait to check it out. 

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Elf on the Shelf’s Sleigh Ride to Success

Welcome to Shafspiration!   In this series, we’ll be re-posting the most inspiring and informative articles (and videos) on the web supplementing our family’s journey of entrepreneurism – not only because learning is one of our goals for the journey – but it also adds to the fun and AdVenture.  For the original artcle, click here. Read more

7 Short Miles, 7 New Ideas

As part of my training for a 25k trail race I’ll be doing later next month, I ran 7 miles this evening around Lady Bird Lake (Austin, TX).  And while I typically listen to inspiring music to keep myself motivated, this time I elected to change things up a bit to see where my creative juices would take me;  specifically, I decided to see if I could come up with 7 ideas for new businesses – or 1 new idea per mile.  Keep in mind, this gave me between 8-9 minutes to come up with a new concept…all while become more and more fatigued.  And if you’re asking yourself what this has to do with “A Family’s Journey of Entrepreneurism,” I would tell you that you always need to be thinking of fresh, new ideas.  (Photo courtesy of The Trail Foundation) Read more

Youngpreneur: Carter Kostler

Welcome to our newest series on the blog, Youngpreneurs, where we’ll feature stories about young entrepreneurs from across the U.S.  In our first episode, we connected with Carter Kostler, founder of the Define Bottle.  Inspired by the potential to have a positive affect on obesity and type 2 diabetes, the Define Bottle provides a great way to enjoy fresh-fruit-infused-water.  And being that obesity is reaching epidemic levels in our own backyards, this 14-year-old may be onto something big! Read more