Senate Passes Bill Allowing SBA to Guarantee More Small Business Loans

    Earlier this month, the Senate passed a bill that will allow the Small Business Administration (SBA) to raise its cap for 7(a) general business loans by 15 percent.

    ABACUS Survey Deadline Extended to July 13

    American Booksellers Association main store members now have until Friday, July 13, to submit their data for the annual ABACUS financial independent bookstore survey.

    Last Chance: Submit Your Data to ABACUS by June 15

    Participating bookstores will receive a benchmarking report (including comparative financial ratios, operations data, and company profiles), a customized performance report, and additional online tools.

    Submit Now: ABACUS Financial Survey of Independent Bookstores

    Participating bookstores will receive a benchmarking report (including comparative financial ratios, operations data, and company profiles), a customized performance report, and additional online tools.

    Missed the Spring Forums? Visit ABA’s Education Curriculum to Catch Up

    The PowerPoint presentation from ABA’s Spring Forum education session, “A Year of Bookstore Profitability,” is available now on BookWeb.

    SBA Looks to Streamline Loan Process

    The Small Business Administration recently made modifications to its loan programs in an attempt to streamline the process and better facilitate small business lending.

    New in ABA’s Learning on Demand: Hacking Your Bookseller Salary

    BookWeb’s Learning on Demand page now features a video of the Winter Institute education session “Hacking Your Bookseller Salary” with Jesse Mecham, author of You Need a Budget.

    Publisher Education Session on Indie Bookstore Financials Rescheduled for March 22

    ABA publisher partners and BookExpo exhibitors can still register for the session on the financial state of independent bookstores, which will now be held on March 22.

    New in ABA’s Learning on Demand: First Steps to Financial Peace in Business

    BookWeb’s Learning on Demand page now features a video of the Winter Institute education session “First Steps to Financial Peace in Business.”

    Spring Forums Coming Up in SCIBA, NCIBA, and PNBA Regions

    The Spring Forums, featuring the ABA education session “A Year of Bookstore Profitability,” will be held March 16 in North Hollywood, California; March 18 in San Francisco; and March 19 in Seattle.

    Wi13 Advanced Education: Succession Planning

    Store owners and managers who attended the advanced education session on succession planning at Winter Institute in Memphis received helpful advice on creating an exit plan for their business.

    Last Call: Register for Publisher Education Session on Indie Bookstore Financials

    The March 13 education session in New York City, aimed at ABA publisher partners and BookExpo exhibitors, will detail the financial state of independent bookstores.

    Publisher Education Session to Detail Indie Bookstore Financials

    ABA publisher partners and BookExpo exhibitors are invited to register now for an executive briefing on the state of independent bookstores, to be held in New York City on Tuesday, March 13.

    Register Now for Publisher Education Session on Indie Bookstore Financials

    The March 13 education session in New York City, aimed at ABA publisher partners and BookExpo exhibitors, will discuss the financial state of independent bookstores.

    ABA, BookExpo to Present Publisher Education Session on Indie Bookstore Financials

    The March 13 education session in New York City, aimed at ABA publisher partners and BookExpo exhibitors, will detail the financial state of independent bookstores.

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