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Make this the year you start a successful business

There’s no better time than a fresh new year to make a change.

If you’ve been thinking about starting your own business and becoming your own boss, take the first step today to find out what’s possible. It might be the best decision you ever make.

We asked three Mortgage Choice franchise owners who recently made the leap to mortgage broking to share their personal experience of starting fresh and building a successful business.

Why did you decide to become a broker?


“When my family and I moved to Port Macquarie, I needed a job where I could work from home. I wrote some remote working business proposals for my employer, but they couldn’t see the value in them.”


“Broking had been on my mind for a while – I saw it as an evolutionary process from my banking career. And I wanted to work with more flexibility so I could service more people.”


“My oldest child was about to start school, and I was on maternity leave with our second child, when my ex-husband and I decided to divorce. As a single mum and pretty much the sole carer, it was important to have more flexibility. I also wanted to realign my career to what was important to me.”

What do you like best about being a broker?


“I can work in a way that suits my lifestyle. There’s no one micromanaging me and I don't have that pressure of somebody else setting my professional targets. My business growth and success are up to me.”


“Becoming a franchise owner has not just helped me grow my career; it has also allowed me to mature and gain a deeper understanding into what is important to me.”


“Being my own boss, I get to make my own decisions. I have the power to pick and choose when and how I work. If there’s something I want to achieve, I can go and do it. I don’t have to rely on other people to make things happen.”

What’s your top tip for people considering making the move to broking?


“It's important to have cash flow and savings behind you, because there are going to be a lot of upfront expenses and it can take a long time to get paid. But if you’re comfortable in yourself and you know your value, the benefits of being a broker can far outweigh the benefits of staying with an employer.”


“Your commitment level has to be higher than in banking. Coming into this requires a lot of discipline, persistence and consistency in what you do. But if you back yourself, you can reap the benefits of your hard work.”


“You need to put a lot of effort into the business to make it work. You can’t do just do a little bit here and a little bit there. I hired a contractor early on and that helped a great deal.”

Would you like to know more about becoming a Mortgage Choice franchise owner? Chat with one of our Recruitment Specialists to discuss your options and any questions you may have. Click here to find out more

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