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Entrepreneur Shifts Gears | Franchise Dictionary Magazine

Updated: Dec 6, 2021

Entrepreneur Shifts Gears | Franchise Dictionary Magazine

Global Financial: True freedom for business owners

Mark Lojacono characterizes himself as a serial entrepreneur after building three successful high-tech businesses. But even a self-starter like Lojacono still felt mired in the rat race with those companies, so he sold them and left the industry in search of something better.

Now Lojacono is a commercial lending professional and does his best work during his daily 25-mile bike ride. “It’s total freedom. I make just as much money as I did before without being chained to a desk,” Lojacono says by phone, as he pedals near his northern California home.

He accomplished his career transition by completing the Global Financial Training Program in New York City. The intensive four-day course teaches how to broker loans for businesses that are unable to obtain traditional loans because of subpar credit.

The Global Financial Training Program also connects its graduates with a network of lenders who are willing to make such loans. That network has been carefully cultivated by Phil Dushey, Global Financial founder and president, himself a commercial lender for more than 20 years. Lojacono says “meeting the lenders was invaluable. Without them, I have no business.”

Lojacono also credits the program with helping him get his operation up and running quickly. “I came back from training and I had a logo, an email, a website and all the alternative lenders. I was in business the next day.”

Four years later, his business has grown far beyond his expectations, and Lojacono also serves as a trainer for recent Global graduates, training the on how to turn your local banker into your salesforce. “It’s very difficult to pull the trigger on something you can’t touch and feel, but there’s a real process to the whole thing. It’s not so scary once your understand it,” he says.

– Rochelle Miller, Franchise Dictionary Magazine

For more information about Global Financial Training Program, visit or call 212-480-4900.

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