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23 Sep

Binc’s Bookseller Stories: “A Bookstore Blooms in Uncertain Times”

The tenth volume of the Book Industry Charitable Foundation’s Bookseller Stories newsletter featured two bookstore owners working hard to keep their sales booming during a COVID-related shutdown.

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14 Sep

Binc Offers Help for Booksellers Affected by Wildfires

The Book Industry Charitable (Binc) Foundation may be able to help owners or employees with personal household expenses related to the wildfires in the western United States. 

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08 Sep

CDC Announces Temporary Halt in Residential Evictions

The CDC’s order does not waive payment obligations or prohibit fees, penalties, or interest for failure to pay. In other words, rent is not cancelled or forgiven. It also does not provide funds for rent relief.

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04 Aug

Paycheck Protection Program Nears August 8 Deadline

The PPP loan can be forgiven in full if a business spends the funds on eligible expenses and meets employee retention requirements, like maintaining salary and hours and rehiring workers.

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01 Jul
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Senate Extends PPP Application Deadline to August 8; House Must Approve Extension

For the extension to go into effect, the U.S. House of Representatives would need to pass the legislation and send it to President Trump for his signature. 

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23 Jun
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SBA Rolls Out PPP Lender Match as June 30 Deadline Nears

The goal of the Lender Match tool is to connect small businesses that have yet to apply for or receive a PPP loan with eligible PPP lenders that cater to underserved and disadvantaged communities.

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17 Jun
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Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness Information

ABA has continued to update this article with new information about the Paycheck Protection Program. For specific questions about PPP loan forgiveness, booksellers should reach out to their lender, accountant, and/or local SBA office or SBA-resource partner. 

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27 May

Join ABA’s Upcoming Marketing, Technology Meetups

The June 4 Marketing Meetup will look at customer retention, while the June 11 Technology Meetup will feature a bookseller who has created a chatbot to take e-commerce orders.

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27 May

FedEx Launches #SupportSmall Grants Program

Through the program, 200 grantees will receive a $5,000 check as well as a $500 credit for FedEx Office print and business services to help support their small business.

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27 May
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ABA Board Member Chris Morrow Speaks at House Small Business Committee Forum about Business Interruption Coverage

“My claims for both stores were rejected, citing language in the policies. There were virus exclusions and the need for physical harm to the buildings,” said Morrow, who filed claims with two different insurers as a result of COVID-19.

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27 May

Paycheck Protection Program: Quick Update on Payroll Costs, New MBAs Fight COVID Initiative

As long as an employee’s total compensation is less than $100,000 annually, bonuses and hazard pay are eligible for loan forgiveness because they are considered a supplement to salary or wages.

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20 May

Additional Loan and Grant Options Available for Small Businesses

Here is an overview of additional loan and grant opportunities beyond the Economic Injury Disaster Loans/Grants and the Paycheck Protection Program loans.

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19 May

June 4 Marketing Meetup to Look at Customer Retention

Jordan Brannon and Cass Cross of Coalition Technologies will return to discuss how to maximize the value of each new visitor to your site through social media marketing, retargeting, paid advertising, and more. 

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12 May

Join a Technology Meetup on Tools for New Ways of Business

The May 14 Technology Meetup will look at services and tools that are helping booksellers manage new ways of doing business.

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06 May

#SaveIndieBookstores Campaign Ends at $1,239,595

“This message of support from book lovers and from every sector of the book industry clearly demonstrates how deeply people value independent bookstores and the roles they hold in their communities,” said Binc Executive Director Pam French.

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