Author Archives: Paul Long


Seven Ways to Prepare for an Economic Slowdown From the Puget Sound Business Journal   Small-business owners can take comfort in how the Puget Sound economy keeps humming along. Employment for non farm jobs in King County grew 3.4% in Read more…


by Paul Long September 11, 2019 Commercial Real Estate Brokers have many types of Real Estate Finance experts at their disposal when closing a transaction and I am sure that there are quite a few commercial bankers in your contact Read more…


Published Tue, Mar 12 2019 • 8:30 AM EDT • Updated Tue, Mar 12 2019 • 11:33 AM EDT Emmie Martin- CNBC The typical American household has an average of $8,863 in an account at a bank or credit union, according to Read more…


By Paul Long May 15, 2019 Starting a business can rewarding, but can also be a lot of work. Many entrepreneurs look to purchase an existing businesses as an alternative.  When you purchase an existing business it gives you the Read more…


By BANKRATE STAFF JANUARY 3, 2019 Claudia Ramos, graphic designer and illustrator from North Hollywood, California, dreams of turning her side business, Claudia Ramos Designs, into a full-time gig. Her dreams are specific: She’d like to see her work and that of Read more…


Lack of funding can lead to unique challenges for disabled business owners By Andrew Paniello  |  Published: January 17, 2019 In 2017 the United States Congress quietly made the move to decrease provisions that enable the Small Business Administration (SBA) to make Read more…


Great time talking with Brian Harding of the Growing your Successful Business Podcast. I talked about how banks look at your loan request and some other small business tips.    


Commercial Construction Lending By Paul Long –  February 2019 Sometimes when you can’t find that perfect building for your business, it is possible to build your own. Not everyone has the cash in the bank to do that, so going to Read more…


https://www.spreaker.com/user/keeba/a-visit-with-paul-long-of-timberland-ban   On The Disrupters Paul Long offers some tips on “What to say to your banker when seeking a loan”.


by Kevin Perk Unless you are sitting on a pile of cash, the purchase of your buy and hold properties are going to have to be financed through some type of loan.  The first few loans for your investment properties Read more…