In 2001, Susan Mason was happily working in her husband’s business and raising her young son. When Susan’s husband suddenly became ill and was forced to give up work, Susan became the main income earner for her family. Rather than going back to paid employment, Susan decided to pursue her dream of establishing a small business. The family re-located to Mandurah where Susan set up Mortgage Choice of Mandurah. Initially working from the dining room at home, Susan grew the business to two large shop fronts with a loan book of over $150 million.