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.


“A happy wife, is a happy life” is a very common saying in the world and I am going to add a new one for you business owners out there. “A happy banker is a happy life” (I know it Read more…


Everyone Has A Story Podcast with your host Roger Sargent and Special Guest Paul T Long – Trusted Business Lender for the South Sound. Topic: Things that bankers look for in financials when applying for a loan.


Commercial loans are different than residential lending loans. Below is the process and estimated time frame to complete each step. The most important part is when the bank asks for information that you are timely on the response as this 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…


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…