Category Archives: Articles by Paul Long

Articles by Paul Long that help local Tacoma area Small Businesses improve their business, start a business, or assist with getting a small business loan.


By Paul Long– Written and Published in the Business Examiner December 2016 Starting and growing a small business in is not an easy task. As a lender dedicated to helping small businesses it is absolutely humbling to hear stories about how Read more…


By Paul Long   August 2016 When I talk with business owners there are always questions and assumptions that get brought up when talking about loans. Most Americans understand basic consumer loans, there are your traditional term loans, lines of Read more…


June 2016- By Paul Long As a banker for 19 years it is always amazing to me how people “pitch” there loan idea to me. I have had very formal presentations, I have had phone calls that made no since, Read more…


April, 2016 Getting a loan for your small business can be difficult for some. Maybe you just started your business or maybe you have been in business for years but had a hard year financially or some credit problems in Read more…


By Paul Long January 2016 The Commercial Real Estate Market is moving well in the Puget Sound area. Vacancy rates are down and lease rates are up. According to INFORUM, Commercial Property Revenue is foretasted to grow at an annual Read more…


Learn about how important it is to have a good banker in your corner. Listen to my interview on BizTech Talk on 1180 KLAY- Tacoma.  12-8-2015 http://biztechtalk.net/2015/show-archives/biztechtalk-show-paul-long/


How To Speak Bank by Paul Long- 2013 Do you ever feel like to need a finance degree to understand some of the terminology when you apply for a business bank loan? A good banker will always help guide you through Read more…


2015 In 2008, getting credit was difficult for small businesses and it held back the US economy. Now in 2015, the economy is getting better and banks are lending for real estate, equipment and working capital needs. There is no Read more…


2013 With a typical organization losing 5% of its revenue to fraud each year, it’s no wonder that Timberland Bank has created Treasury Management Products that protect business with fraud and ways to make payment to vendors and suppliers easier Read more…


2013 When you sit down with a financial institution, here are some of the things banks are looking for and questions they will ask. Financial presentation: Be prepared to provide three years of business and personal tax returns as well as Read more…