Advanced Learning Session for Owners: Succession Planning

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015 4:30 PM to 5:45 PM EST

The challenges of successfully transitioning your business to a new owner are varied. Whether it's relinquishing control, ensuring profitability, managing staff, or simply balancing the books, there are always hurdles to overcome. This frank, closed-door discussion is for store owners and managers only. (Pre-registration required)

  • Cindy Clarke, Executive Director, UNC Asheville Family Business Forum (Asheville, NC)
  • Liz Murphy, The Learned Owl Book Shop (Hudson, OH)
  • David Sandberg, Porter Square Books (Cambridge, MA)
  • Kate Schlademan, The Learned Owl Book Shop (Hudson, OH)
  • Dale Szczeblowski, Porter Square Books (Cambridge, MA)
  • Bradley Graham, Politics and Prose (Washington, DC) (Moderator)

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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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