Advocacy

06 Apr
Small businesses, it's time to rise up

ABA Joins Independent Business Groups in New Coalition “Small Business Rising” to Fight Monopoly Power

The coalition will urge policymakers to rein in monopoly power and level the playing field that has allowed monopolies like Amazon to amass outsized power and influence.

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06 Apr
Banned Books Week: Books Unite Us

Banned Books Week Announces 2021 Theme: Books Unite Us

This year’s Banned Books Week, the annual celebration of the right to read, will be held September 26–October 2, 2021.

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06 Apr
First Aid Kit

Special Enrollment Extended: Join ABA Health Insurance Partner LIG Solutions for April 12 Webinar

The Special Enrollment Period for the health insurance marketplace has been extended to August 15. Booksellers are encouraged to register for a webinar with LIG Solutions to learn more.

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29 Mar

What Booksellers Need to Know About the Employee Retention Tax Credit

With Q1 coming to a close, booksellers should check if they are eligible for the credit (worth up to $28,000 per employee for 2021). The tax credit can be claimed on quarterly tax filings.

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29 Mar
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An Updated List of Federal COVID Relief Available + Deadlines

The deadline to apply for the Paycheck Protection Program has been extended through May 31. Booksellers are encouraged to look through the full list of relief to ensure they are not leaving money on the table.

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29 Mar
First Aid Kit

April 12 Webinar to Look at ABA Health Insurance Partner LIG Solutions

This webinar will highlight changes in the insurance marketplace that will be taking place under the new Biden administration, followed by a discussion around the future of Association Group Health Plans. 

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24 Mar
First Aid Kit

Register for an April 12 Webinar With ABA Health Insurance Partner LIG Solutions

The webinar, which will run from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET, will provide an overview of the state of health insurance in 2021.

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24 Mar
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California Booksellers: Apply for a COVID-19 Relief Grant Through March 31

California booksellers should gather all of the necessary documentation as soon as possible to ensure you are prepared to apply when the application window opens on March 25.

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17 Mar

Bookseller Danny Caine Publishes “How to Resist Amazon and Why”

Booksellers interested in hearing more can register to attend a March 31 discussion about the book and strategies to help small businesses thrive in the face of tech monopolies.

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17 Mar

An Overview of the American Rescue Plan

The $1.9 trillion relief package builds on many of the same programs established by the CARES Act and subsequent relief bills. Here is an overview of some of the most important provisions for booksellers.

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17 Mar

Health Insurance Subsidies Expanded in Relief Bill, Marketplace Open Through August 15

This change increases subsidies for people already eligible and offers new subsidies for higher earners who previously did not qualify. 

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17 Mar
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ABA Releases Report Detailing Amazon’s Anti-competitive Behavior

ABA makes the case for investigating Amazon for antitrust violations, concluding that it is best for the country’s economy and its consumers that Amazon be broken up into at least four autonomous companies: retail, e-commerce marketplace platform, web services, and logistics. 

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09 Mar

PPP Changes for Sole Proprietors, Self-Employed Individuals

Self-employed business owners with no employees can now elect to calculate their maximum PPP loan using their 2019 or 2020 gross income rather than net profit.

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03 Mar
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Apply for PPP Before the Two-Week Priority Window Ends March 9

Eligible bookstores are encouraged to apply for either their first or second draw PPP loan before the 14-day window closes. Bookstores can find a participating PPP lender through the SBA Lender Match tool.

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23 Feb
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PPP Changes Grant Certain Businesses Access to Relief

Starting February 24, the Biden Administration is opening a 14-day period in which only small businesses with fewer than 20 employees can apply for relief.

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