Finances - Bookstore

03 Aug

Revolution Books Campaign Seeks to Expand Offerings to Community

Revolution Books, a not-for-profit bookstore in New York City, aims to enhance programming and add to the store’s book collection through a crowdfunding campaign, which ends August 10.

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02 Aug

Registration Opens for Principles of Bookstore Finance Workshops

Booksellers looking to further their understanding of bookstore financial operations can now register for ABA’s Principles of Bookstore Finance Workshop, which will take place just ahead of the NAIBA and NCIBA fall trade shows.

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23 Jun

Don’t Miss Out: ABACUS Deadline July 1

Join the hundreds of booksellers who have found the ABACUS survey to be an invaluable tool for financial and strategic planning: Submit your store’s 2015 data via a secure, confidential form by the July 1 deadline.

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13 Jun

Reap the Benefits of ABACUS: Submit Your Data by July 1

Dan Cullen, ABA’s senior strategy officer, is urging stores to participate in the ABACUS-15 survey, a unique tool that can help booksellers with strategic and financial planning, gaining access to capital, negotiating with landlords, and more.

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06 Jun

Fellow Booksellers Urge Participation in ABACUS Survey

“An incredible resource.” “An invaluable tool.” “The rewards are overwhelming.” These are just some of the positive things that ABA member booksellers have to say about ABACUS.

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25 May

ABA to Offer Fall Workshops on Principles of Finance

ABA will present “Principles of Finance,” a six-hour workshop for booksellers involved in bookstore budgeting and financial forecasting, on Saturday, October 15, in Baltimore, Maryland, and on Wednesday, October 26, in San Francisco, California.

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24 May

New Overtime Rule Prompts Protests From Business Groups

A new rule from the Department of Labor that automatically extends overtime pay protections to more than four million workers within the first year of its implementation was opposed by various business groups, including the National Retail Federation.

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18 May

BanCard Systems Debuts New Name, Logo Following Merger

BanCard Systems, the ABA’s affiliated credit card processing company, is changing its name to Applied Merchant, following a recent merger with Applied Merchant West Coast, LLC.

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17 May

Community Lenders Show Overwhelming Support for Greenlight Bookstore’s New Location

After bringing back the innovative Community Lenders program to raise funds for its second storefront location in Brooklyn, New York, Greenlight Bookstore has received 55 loans totaling more than $150,000.

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05 Apr

Small Business Majority Offers Webinar on Access to Capital

To help small business owners navigate the loan process, the Small Business Majority is hosting the free webinar “Access to Capital 101: Funding Options to Start and Grow Your Business” on Wednesday, April 13.

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09 Mar

BTW News Briefs

We Need Diverse Books partners with Penguin Young Readers for writing contest; Author Pat Conroy dies at 70; Poll examines barriers millennials face in starting a business; 28th Annual Lambda Literary Award finalists announced; Adam Johnson wins 2016 Story Prize; 2016 NAIBA Legacy Award winner announced; Amazon Books to open in San Diego mall this summer

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24 Feb

Greenlight Bookstore Returns to Its Community Lenders Program for Second Location

As plans progress for Greenlight Bookstore’s second location, owners Rebecca Fitting and Jessica Stockton Bagnulo have re-launched the store’s Community Lenders Program, as much to build a relationship with the new neighborhood as to raise start-up capital.

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19 Nov

Tips for Maintaining a Customer Base During the Low Season

Here, booksellers who will be featured on the Winter Institute 11 panel “How to Keep Seasonal Customers Year-Round” share some of their best practices for keeping engaged with local customers and seasonal visitors to spur sales during slow months.

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12 Nov

Solar Initiatives a Success at Two Indie Bookstores

Arizona’s Antigone Books and New Hampshire’s MainStreet BookEnds have each reaped the benefits since switching to solar-powered electrical systems in 2011.

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04 Nov

SEC Adopts Crowdfunding Rules to Assist Small Business Access to Capital

On Friday, October 30, the Securities and Exchange Commission adopted final rules that will allow companies to offer and sell securities through crowdfunding.

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