Finances - Bookstore

03 Sep

Register Now for ABA’s Principles of Bookstore Finance Seminars

The American Booksellers Association will reprise its popular Principles of Bookstore Finance seminar with events scheduled at two of this year’s regional fall trade shows.

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19 Jul

Register for ABA’s Upcoming Principles of Bookstore Finance Seminars

The American Booksellers Association will reprise its popular Principles of Bookstore Finance seminar with events scheduled at two of this year’s regional fall trade shows.

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17 Jul

ABA to Offer Two Bookstore Finance Seminars This Fall

This October, the American Booksellers Association will bring its popular Principles of Bookstore Finance seminar to Minneapolis and Denver. Booksellers from all regions are invited to attend.

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06 Jul
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ABA President Robert Sindelar Urges Booksellers to Submit to ABACUS Today

“I am not exaggerating when I say that ABACUS provides unparalleled bookstore financial information — and that it makes this data relevant and actionable to your business,” said Sindelar.

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27 Jun

New Law Frees Smaller Banks From Strict Federal Regulations

The bipartisan Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act, signed into law last month, rolls back some of the strict regulations on banks established by the 2010 Dodd-Frank law.

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25 Jun
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ABACUS Survey Submissions Due July 13

With the deadline for submissions to the ABACUS survey extended to July 13, booksellers have a couple more weeks to submit their data for the annual financial independent bookstore survey.

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19 Jun

Senate Passes Bill Allowing SBA to Guarantee More Small Business Loans

Earlier this month, the Senate passed a bill that will allow the Small Business Administration (SBA) to raise its cap for 7(a) general business loans by 15 percent.

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18 Jun
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ABACUS Survey Deadline Extended to July 13

American Booksellers Association main store members now have until Friday, July 13, to submit their data for the annual ABACUS financial independent bookstore survey.

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07 Jun
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Last Chance: Submit Your Data to ABACUS by June 15

Participating bookstores will receive a benchmarking report (including comparative financial ratios, operations data, and company profiles), a customized performance report, and additional online tools.

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15 May
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Submit Now: ABACUS Financial Survey of Independent Bookstores

Participating bookstores will receive a benchmarking report (including comparative financial ratios, operations data, and company profiles), a customized performance report, and additional online tools.

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30 Apr
A Year of Bookstore Profitability at ABA's Spring Forums

Missed the Spring Forums? Visit ABA’s Education Curriculum to Catch Up

The PowerPoint presentation from ABA’s Spring Forum education session, “A Year of Bookstore Profitability,” is available now on BookWeb.

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24 Apr

SBA Looks to Streamline Loan Process

The Small Business Administration recently made modifications to its loan programs in an attempt to streamline the process and better facilitate small business lending.

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15 Mar

New in ABA’s Learning on Demand: Hacking Your Bookseller Salary

BookWeb’s Learning on Demand page now features a video of the Winter Institute education session “Hacking Your Bookseller Salary” with Jesse Mecham, author of You Need a Budget.

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12 Mar

Publisher Education Session on Indie Bookstore Financials Rescheduled for March 22

ABA publisher partners and BookExpo exhibitors can still register for the session on the financial state of independent bookstores, which will now be held on March 22.

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09 Mar

New in ABA’s Learning on Demand: First Steps to Financial Peace in Business

BookWeb’s Learning on Demand page now features a video of the Winter Institute education session “First Steps to Financial Peace in Business.”

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