Hi… I am Paul
My name is Paul Long and I am the Trusted Business Lender for the South Sound. I partner with a local South Sound Washington State Bank as Senior Vice President – Business Banking and SBA Lending to guide business owners in helping them achieve their goals through controlling their business finances being there as a resource as another person on their team.
WHO I WORK WITH:
I work with business owners in Pierce, Thurston, King, Lewis, Kitsap and Grays Harbor Counties (WA) who are looking for a true banking relationship and looking to maximize their profitability as well as having a strategic banking advisor on their team.
Customers that I tend to help the best have these characteristics:
- Business annual sales from $750,000 to $25 Million
- Commercial Real Estate (Investor and Owner Occupied) with loan amounts as low as $150M and up to $4.5MM
- People who are looking to purchase an existing business
- Business that have been around for over 2 years and with loan needs above $50,000
- Looking to use SBA Products like the 504 Loan, 7a and Express loan programs
In all transparency, I have a difficult time helping with:
- New Businesses
- Land purchases where there is no construction or not used for business purposes
- Restaurants or food service businesses
- Businesses or investment properties outside of my service area (see map)
WHY I WORK WITH THEM & WHAT I BELIEVE:
Business Owners deserve a Commercial Banker that is a strategic advisor…not just a banker. I believe that having a great banker is often more important than the bank itself.
HOW I WORK WITH MY CLIENTS/PROSPECTS:
I provide a hands-on approach that is focused on you and your strategic goals. I like to meet in person at your place of business and I enjoy having strategy sessions to discuss results and goals.
With over 22 years of business banking experience in both small, medium and large banks, I think strategically and seek ways to understand how today’s decisions will impact you tomorrow. I am passionate in helping business owners understand the banking industry and how to get what you need.
I look forward to working with you!
*=Please do not send loan applications or personal information through this site. This site is for informational purposes only!
10 reasons why you should choose Paul to help your business.
I owned a small business previously, so I understand business challenges.
Are you a Real Estate Investor? Me too, I understand the ups and downs.
I personally have over 20+ years of business lending experience– Let’s get creative!
I am backed by a local community bank that has been in business for over 100 years with local decision making.
I don’t have sales goals, so I put your needs first.
I am a straight shooter, I will tell you exactly what you need to know or what you need to do to qualify.
I don’t have a single loan product, I have many options for you to choose from.
I am not a 9-5 banker, I am available for you when needed.
If I can’t help you, I have many connections who may be able to help.
I am an educator, I do this by one-on-one conversations, group settings or through this website.