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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.”

    Spring Forums Coming Up in SCIBA, NCIBA, and PNBA Regions

    The Spring Forums, featuring the ABA education session “A Year of Bookstore Profitability,” will be held March 16 in North Hollywood, California; March 18 in San Francisco; and March 19 in Seattle.

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