Business Relationships are First Class EP 88
In this episode, host Austin Peterson interviews special guest, Alex Malebranche, Founder of PlaneAhead.
Alex shares his background with listeners and illustrates a road map of how he got from sleepless nights with 2 kids under 2, to selling his house to be a Founder of a successful start up company.
Listeners will hear about the niche market Alex was able to jump on board with and take flight.
Learn how you can save money with airfare and instead of booking one trip, you can save and earn money towards 1-2 more trips.
PlaneAhead does all the work for you while you sit back, relax and save money towards another trip. Whether you’re a frequent traveler for business or just booked your first family trip, PlaneAhead will earn you savings to put towards any future travels plans.
PlaneAhead takes full advantage of the termination of airline change fees. They track your purchased itinerary from the day you buy until take off. When the price of your ticket goes down, they automatically exchange the ticket and send you the airline credit from the change.
Due to COVID, the major airlines have committed to the termination of change fees permanently, so now it gives you unlimited flexibility! Great! But there is a secondary opportunity that this creates. If you can change your flight any time without penalty, then if your flight’s price goes down you can take advantage!
Truthfully, no one is going to check the airline websites every day just to make sure they get the best price. That’s where they come in! Now, let’s think about the businesses that constantly travel. What if there were a service that could enable small businesses or large corporations the ability to save millions of dollars a year by guaranteeing the lowest price? Again, this is the potential power of PlaneAhead.
Alex Malebranche is as hard working and as passionate a Founder that you will come across. He started working 2-3 jobs in high school to help pay for family bills, then joined the Army so that he could pay for his own education.
He always wanted to be an entrepreneur, but until the opportunity to start PlaneAhead came about, he worked for Amazon and Amazon Web Services for almost 5 years around the world. He then worked for a then startup, Plume, as the first employee in their delivery organization before finally starting PlaneAhead.
About the Show
Tycoons of Small Biz spotlights the true backbone of the American economy, the true tycoons of business in America… the owners, founders and CEO’s of small businesses. Join hosts, Austin L Peterson, Landon Mance and the featured tycoons LIVE every Tuesday at 1 pm, right here on Business RadioX and your favorite podcast platform.
About Your Hosts
Austin Peterson is a Comprehensive Financial Planner and co-founder of Backbone Planning Partners in Scottsdale, AZ. Austin is a registered rep and investment advisor representative with Lincoln Financial Advisors. Prior to joining Lincoln Financial Advisors, Austin worked in a variety of roles in the financial services industry.
He began his career in financial services in the year 2000 as a personal financial advisor with Independent Capital Management in Santa Ana, CA. Austin then joined Pacific Life Insurance Company as an internal wholesaler for their variable annuity and mutual fund products. After Pacific Life, Austin formed his own financial planning company in Southern California that he built and ran for 6 years and eventually sold when he moved his family to Salt Lake City to pursue his MBA.
After he completed his MBA, Austin joined Crump Life Insurance where he filled a couple of different sales roles and eventually a management role throughout the five years he was with Crump. Most recently before joining Lincoln Financial Advisors in February 2015, Austin spent 2 years as a life insurance field wholesaler with Symetra Life Insurance Company. Austin is a Certified Financial Planner Professional and Chartered Life Underwriter. In 2021, Austin became a Certified Business Exit Consultant® (CBEC®) to help entrepreneurs plan to exit their businesses.
Austin and his wife of 23 years, Robin, have two children, AJ (21) and Ella (18) and they reside in Gilbert, Arizona. He is a graduate of California State University, Fullerton with a Bachelor of Arts in French and of Brigham Young University’s Marriott School of Management with a Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in sales and entrepreneurship.
Landon Mance is a Financial Planner and co-founder of Backbone Planning Partners out of Las Vegas, Nevada. He rebranded his practice in 2020 to focus on serving small business owners after operating as Mance Wealth Management since 2015 when Landon broke off from a major bank and started his own “shop.”
Landon comes from a family of successful entrepreneurs and has a passion and excitement for serving the business community. This passion is what brought about the growth of Backbone Planning Partners to help business owners and their families. At Backbone Planning, we believe small business owners’ personal and business goals are intertwined, so we work with our clients to design a financial plan to support all aspects of their lives.
In 2019, Landon obtained the Certified Exit Planning Advisor (CEPA) designation through the Exit Planning Institute. With this certification, Backbone Planning Partners assists business owners through an ownership transition while focusing on a positive outcome for their employees and meeting the business owner’s goals. Landon is also a member of the Business Intelligence Institute (BII) which is a collaborative group that shares tools, resources and personnel, and offers advanced level training and technical support to specifically serve business owners. In 2021, Landon became a Certified Business Exit Consultant® (CBEC®) to help entrepreneurs plan to exit their businesses by counseling owners about exit options, estimating the value of the business, preparing the business for exit and tax considerations.
Landon enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife, stepson, and new baby twins. He grew up in sunny San Diego and loves visiting his family, playing a round of golf with friends, and many other outdoor activities. Landon tries to make a difference in the lives of children in Las Vegas as a part of the leadership team for a local non-profit. He regularly visits the children that we work with to remind himself of why it’s so important to, “be the change that you wish to see in the world.”
Landon received his B.S. from California State University Long Beach in business marketing and gets the rest of his education through the school of hard knocks via his business owner clients.
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