BTW Articles

06 Jan

ABA Members Encouraged to Take Part in Post-Holiday Survey

ABA is encouraging member stores to complete the eighth annual post-holiday survey conducted by the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and Advocates for Independent Business. A link to the survey was sent via e-mail on Tuesday, January 5.

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05 Jan

Omnibus Spending Bill Provides Tax Break for Small Businesses

A provision in the omnibus spending bill passed by Congress and signed by President Obama on December 18, 2015, makes it more affordable for small businesses to buy up to $500,000 worth of equipment per year.

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21 Dec

Minimum Wage Roundup

Here is a look at some of this week’s minimum wage stories from around the country, including an announcement from the U.S. Department of Labor that it will be making increasing the federal minimum wage a key priority.

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16 Dec

Kiva Zip Aims to Help Small Businesses Gain Access to Capital

Kiva, a nonprofit, peer-to-peer microlender, has rolled out Kiva Zip to help small business owners in the U.S. gain access to capital via interest-free loans.

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02 Dec

The Booksmith’s Evans Wins Small Business Advocate Award

The Small Business Majority has presented Christin Evans of The Booksmith in San Francisco and Kepler’s Books in Menlo Park, California, with a regional Small Business Advocate Award.

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03 Dec

Minimum Wage Roundup

The weekly roundup features minimum wage stories from around the country to help keep booksellers on top of local developments affecting their businesses.

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23 Nov

AIB Infographic Shows Hidden Costs of Amazon

Advocates for Independent Business has created an eye-catching infographic providing data on the real costs of shopping at Amazon — and why shopping locally is better for the local community.

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19 Nov

BTW Talks Minimum Wage With Left Bank Books’ Jarek Steele

Left Bank’s Jarek Steele talks about the struggle to pay employees a living wage and the need to stay competitive, the effects a $15 minimum wage would have on his business, how he presents his concerns to community leaders, and more.

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19 Nov

Minimum Wage Roundup

The minimum wage movement has become a topic in the presidential race, with candidates in both parties addressing questions on the issue in their recent debates. Here is a look at the latest minimum wage news from around the country. 

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04 Nov

SEC Adopts Crowdfunding Rules to Assist Small Business Access to Capital

On Friday, October 30, the Securities and Exchange Commission adopted final rules that will allow companies to offer and sell securities through crowdfunding.

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