Visionary isn’t Ordinary E64
In this episode Austin and Landon host Allan Draper, Entreprenuer on Tycoons for the second time. Allan’s first appearance on the show was inspirational, so they were excited to welcome him back and learn more from his past experiences and expertise in entrepreneurship.
Tune in to hear the struggles and benefits of entrusting someone to be your business partner. Partnerships within family and businesses can help you conquer more than you’d be able to on your own. As you listen to Allan discuss partnerships, you will learn his perspective on entrepreneurial visions. Join in on the discussion with Allan, Austin and Landon and take away a different view point.
Allan Draper is a serial entrepreneur, investor, business growth expert, attorney and host of the successful podcast, “The Business Growth Pod.” He specializes in scaling businesses and helping entrepreneurs transform an idea into a thriving business. Through a dedicated approach to business analysis, Draper has contributed to the growth and development of startups in a variety of industries transforming them into multimillion dollar enterprises.
From humble upbringings in a small farming community in Eastern Oregon, Draper had an entrepreneurial spirit and ambition to manage and grow businesses from a young age. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and minors in Chemistry, Philosophy and Spanish from Brigham Young University before attending Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law where he graduated Cum Laude and served as an editor of the Arizona State Law Journal.
With extensive knowledge of business law, Draper decided to forgo a career as an attorney and joined forces with his brother to build proof. Pest Control, a company dedicated to providing the highest standard of pest management services to homeowners.
The Draper brothers expanded proof. Pest Control to 6 states, more than 50 employees and hundreds of sales representatives after continued success in multiple markets. Serving the community has remained a primary mission for Draper and one of his core values in business. The Drapers founded “proof. Gives Back,” a company-wide initiative dedicated to volunteerism and serving nonprofits across the country.
Draper’s diverse industry experiences led him to become a mentor and coach to business owners and entrepreneurs and his offers business consultations, legal reviews and financial planning services. Draper’s podcast “The Business Growth Pod,” offers listeners advice from CEOs and industry leaders who share their tips and personal experience on marketing, personnel hiring and management, and other aspects related to business operations.
The weekly podcast has received over 10,000 downloads in the first six months with an audience in 40 countries spread across six different continents. Draper’s passion lies in building businesses but above all serving the community. He is a proud father and husband and actively dedicates his time to volunteering in his community.
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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.
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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.
Connect with Landon on LinkedIn.
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