Department of Pros Who Know: MMG Mortgages
January 30, 2019
MMG is a progressive, forward-thinking brokerage and we offer competitive commercial, private, construction and residential financing solutions. We are a unique brokerage within our industry and have been in operation for nearly a decade. However, we were looking to grow, expand and improve our business. We needed a safe, private place to go to work through the challenges that inevitably come with change. And we found it.
There is truly so much opportunity for growth in Calgary. We’ve personally had the opportunity to grow our own business in a location that supports and strongly encourages the growth of small businesses. In particular, the programs through the Calgary Chamber. These programs have largely impacted the growth and success of our business.
We took part in a program through the Chamber; the CEO Peer Mentoring Group. We were looking for an unbiased opinion and an outside take on business from what we had grown to know. Being self employed is often an unforgiving , thankless and self taught job that we muster through on our own terms. The only way to grow and be successful is to have “smarter people” with a fresh approach surround you in a room. This is what The CEO Peer Mentoring Group has brought to our business over the past 2.5 years.
The program has allowed us to grow in sales, net income and overall size through the advice and knowledge of the team. It has given us confidence and problem solving skills with hard to approach dilemmas in the day to day operations of our business. Through the CEO Peer mentoring Program, we were introduced to The Chamber’s Ignite Program. This allowed us to test the idea of introducing MMG Insurance which is a complimentary run-off business to MMG Mortgages. Through that program, it showed us how to test our assumptions before investing time and money in a new business idea.
This program provided us with an incredible support network of like-minded individuals looking to grow and improve their businesses, in similar ways we are looking to grow ours. Through ideas and experiences shared, we’ve learned how to relate to these situations and utilize strategies to create positive outcomes for our business. The overwhelming support and heart felt care that the group has for you and for your successes as a business is amazing.
Over 95 percent of businesses in Calgary are small businesses. The Calgary Chamber consistently provides an excellent outlet of support and amazing programs for these business owners to meet, share experiences, ideas and perspectives in order to take their business to the next level.