Finances - Bookstore

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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
Annual Meeting and Town Hall

Booksellers Comment on Diversity, Finances, Healthcare, and More at Town Hall

On Thursday, June 11, the American Booksellers Association hosted a virtual version of its Town Hall, where booksellers were invited to share their thoughts about the association and the book industry at large.

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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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20 May
Coronavirus Resources for Booksellers

Hachette, Macmillan Launch Reopening Programs for Indie Bookstores

As independent bookstores look to reopen following COVID-19 shutdowns, Hachette and Macmillan have developed reopening programs for American Booksellers Association member stores.

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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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14 Apr
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ABA to Host Government Relief Webinar on April 16

Experts in employment and labor law will walk booksellers through the federal government relief and wage requirements recently passed in response to COVID-19.

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23 Oct
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Highlights From the ABACUS-18 Financial Benchmarking Report

Among other reveals, respondents’ net income before taxes has continued to grow and was positive for the third straight year.

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16 Oct
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Technology Meetup Recap: Payment Methods

During the meetup, three booksellers shared their experiences with various payment methods, including Square, PayPal, and more.

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08 Jul
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Last Chance to Submit to the ABACUS Survey

The results of the ABACUS survey help booksellers identify areas that need improvement, areas in which their store is succeeding, and everything in between. Submissions are due July 12.

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03 Jul
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Calling on All Booksellers to Submit to the ABACUS Survey

The customized reports and online tools that reporting stores receive in return for filling out the survey provide a full picture of a bookstore’s financial performance.

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28 Jun
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Don’t Miss Your Chance to Submit to the ABACUS Survey!

To ensure the greatest number of participants, ABA has extended the deadline for ABACUS survey responses to Friday, July 12.

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19 Jun
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One Week Left to Submit to the ABACUS Survey

“ABACUS not only helps me run my business better, but it also allows ABA to illustrate to our industry partners the economic realities of indie bookstore operations,” said ABA Board President Jamie Fiocco.

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12 Jun
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Batch for Books Electronic Invoicing System Heads to the U.S.

The software-assisted service helps initiate payments between vendors and bookstore retailers at no cost to bookstores.

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12 Jun
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Deadline Extended: Submit to ABACUS-18 by June 26

By filling out the ABACUS survey, booksellers will receive a full benchmarking report, a customized bookstore performance report, and a range of online tools that provide a variety of specific analyses.

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03 Jun
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June 12 Deadline Nears for ABACUS-18 Financial Benchmarking Survey

ABACUS is “as necessary to our business as a point of sale system, a website, or phone system,” said Len Vlahos of Tattered Cover Book Store.

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