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 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…


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 Paul Long |  March 4, 2018 If you are looking for a business loan, making sure you have good credit and have reasonable time in business, then you are on the right track. However, understanding how a bank Read more…


By Paul Long October 15, 2017 Lines of Credit are great tools for small businesses! Lines of credit are for businesses who want to borrow money on demand for short term purchases. Do you need funds quickly to purchase inventory Read more…


By: Paul Long Many people don’t realize that there are more options than just a traditional mortgage loan to purchase a Single Family Home, Duplex, Triplex and 4-Plex that would be used as a rental. Most people thing think that Read more…


By Paul Long– Written and Published in the Business Examiner December 2016 Updated November 28, 2018 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 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…