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Austin From Scratch, Episode #19: Mikaila Ulmer, Founder of BeeSweet Lemonade

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 Mikaila Ulmer, Founder of BeeSweet Lemonade.  We choose BeeSweet Lemonade after meeting Mikaila at the Acton Children’s Business Fair and then reading about her in Austin Monthly Magazine where she was selected as “most likely to succeed” in the annual Best of the City issue.  Mikaila was soft-spoken, highly intelligent and very, very…sweet.  She enjoyed a few giggles with the kids and most definitely has a bright future.  We hope you enjoy! Read more

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Austin From Scratch: An Interview with Brad Cason, Founder of KirkLee Bicycles

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 Brad Cason, Founder of KirkLee Bicycles.  Brad designs and builds all of his bikes from scratch at his facility in central Austin and ships them around the globe.  The kids selected KirkLee Bicycles because they love to ride their bikes, and we were very fortunate to be introduced to Brad by a good friend.  We hope you enjoy!

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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

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

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