Advanced Learning Session for Owners or Managers: ABACUS Roundtables

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015 3:00 PM to 4:15 PM EST

In this session you will be divided into small groups to participate in a conversation about store finances with other store owners and/or managers. Bring your ABACUS-13 numbers and compare your financials and operations with others from stores with similar profiles. These ABACUS-based conversations will help booksellers analyze strengths, weaknesses, challenges, and opportunities, while sharing suggestions about how to more closely read the ABACUS report to begin an action plan for improved profitability. (Pre-registration required.)

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The American Booksellers Association, a national not-for-profit trade organization, works with booksellers and industry partners to ensure the success and profitability of independently owned book retailers, and to assist in expanding the community of the book.

Independent bookstores act as community anchors; they serve a unique role in promoting the open exchange of ideas, enriching the cultural life of communities, and creating economically vibrant neighborhoods.


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