Finances - Bookstore

13 Nov

Learn About “The Principles of Bookstore Finance” Now

Booksellers who attended any of ABA’s finance seminars or accessed the presentation online are asked to let us know if they have successfully put any of the session’s tips or tricks into practice.

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02 Nov

Join ABA’s Marketing Meetups to Talk Strategy With Fellow Booksellers

Recent topics covered include subscription services, loyalty programs, and social media. The November 8 roundtable discussion will focus on co-op, followed by audiobooks on November 29.

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30 Oct

Sign Up for November 8 Virtual Marketing Roundtable on Co-op

During the video conference, indie bookseller experts will discuss how they take advantage of publishers’ co-op funds for advertising and promotions.

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29 Oct

Visit BookWeb to Learn About the “Principles of Bookstore Finance”

Booksellers who missed out on ABA’s educational finance seminar at the Heartland and Mountains & Plains regional trade shows can now see the presentation on BookWeb.

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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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