Who is Paul Long?
Paul Long | Tacoma’s Trusted Small Business Lender
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Back in the 90’s my older brother worked as a teller for a “Big Bank” Personally I was getting by mowing lawns and working for a burger joint called Burger Ranch in a small town of Selah, WA, I was 15 years old.
After talking with my brother I found out that the “Big Bank” was hiring and you needed to be 16 to get hired. I saw what he did and I knew that I had the personality to help clients. A week after my 16th Birthday I applied and got the job. (Please note that the minimum age is now 18 for all banks/credit unions…sorry) I remember asking to speak with my boss/owner at Burger Ranch and told her that I got a job across the street at “Big Bank” as a teller. Her response “Ha, good luck, you will never be successful there”
Note: Friends, This has been my driving force for everything that I do in banking to this day.
When I go back to my home town of Selah every so often I have to stop in for a burger and a shake (their amazing shakes by the way) and guess who is still there. Interesting that I am making good money and she is still making shakes at 70+ years old barely breaking even.
From being a Teller I was a Branch Manager at age 18, managed a Cluster of Bank branches at age 21 and really found my passion in Business Banking at age 27. Since I have been in business banking I have found my passion in helping Small Business owners understand how banks work and how to get money from them. This site is proof of my passion to help.
Happy reading and reach out to me with questions!