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Decoding the P&L at the 2022 Fall Regionals

Decoding the P&L at the 2022 Fall Regionals (September 8, 2022)
Content related to the education session Decoding the P&L at the 2022 Fall Regionals, Fall Regionals 2022.
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Topic:
  • Finance
Tags:
  • 101

Decoding the P&L for Booksellers, Managers, and Owners was presented at the Fall 2022 Regional Shows.

A bookstore’s profit and loss statement (P&L) is a critical tool for evaluating a store’s overall performance. Join ABA staff on a walk-through of a bookstore P&L statement as we lay a groundwork for understanding bookstore financials, decode individual line items to identify opportunities for improved profitability, discuss how to use ABA’s ABACUS Report, and consider ways to share financials with staff in a meaningful and cooperative manner.

Contribute to the progressive P&L Olives JamBoard here!
Decoding the P&L at the 2022 Fall Regionals (September 8, 2022)
Content related to the education session Decoding the P&L at the 2022 Fall Regionals, Fall Regionals 2022.
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Topic:
  • Finance
Tags:
  • 101

Decoding the P&L for Booksellers, Managers, and Owners was presented at the Fall 2022 Regional Shows.

A bookstore’s profit and loss statement (P&L) is a critical tool for evaluating a store’s overall performance. Join ABA staff on a walk-through of a bookstore P&L statement as we lay a groundwork for understanding bookstore financials, decode individual line items to identify opportunities for improved profitability, discuss how to use ABA’s ABACUS Report, and consider ways to share financials with staff in a meaningful and cooperative manner.

Contribute to the progressive P&L Olives JamBoard here!
Decoding the P&L at the 2022 Fall Regionals (September 8, 2022)
Content related to the education session Decoding the P&L at the 2022 Fall Regionals, Fall Regionals 2022.
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Topic:
  • Finance
Tags:
  • 101

Decoding the P&L for Booksellers, Managers, and Owners was presented at the Fall 2022 Regional Shows.

A bookstore’s profit and loss statement (P&L) is a critical tool for evaluating a store’s overall performance. Join ABA staff on a walk-through of a bookstore P&L statement as we lay a groundwork for understanding bookstore financials, decode individual line items to identify opportunities for improved profitability, discuss how to use ABA’s ABACUS Report, and consider ways to share financials with staff in a meaningful and cooperative manner.

Contribute to the progressive P&L Olives JamBoard here!
Decoding the P&L at the 2022 Fall Regionals (September 8, 2022)
Content related to the education session Decoding the P&L at the 2022 Fall Regionals, Fall Regionals 2022.
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PDF icon P&L Handout476.11 KB
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Topic:
  • Finance
Tags:
  • 101

Decoding the P&L for Booksellers, Managers, and Owners was presented at the Fall 2022 Regional Shows.

A bookstore’s profit and loss statement (P&L) is a critical tool for evaluating a store’s overall performance. Join ABA staff on a walk-through of a bookstore P&L statement as we lay a groundwork for understanding bookstore financials, decode individual line items to identify opportunities for improved profitability, discuss how to use ABA’s ABACUS Report, and consider ways to share financials with staff in a meaningful and cooperative manner.

Contribute to the progressive P&L Olives JamBoard here!

Marketing Meetup - Bonfire

Marketing Meetup - Bonfire (September 1, 2022)
Content related to the education session Marketing Meetup - Bonfire, ABA Marketing Meetups.
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Topic:
  • Marketing & PR
Tags:
  • Handselling

During this session booksellers will hear from Taylor Soignoli of Bonfire, on their online platform where anyone can design and sell custom products, the services they offer around helping create unique designs and some best practices and examples of well-run campaigns.

A full transcription and closed captioning are available for this session. Please note that both are machine-generated and are not reviewed for accuracy.

Marketing Meetup - Bonfire (September 1, 2022)
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Topic:
  • Marketing & PR
Tags:
  • Handselling

During this session booksellers will hear from Taylor Soignoli of Bonfire, on their online platform where anyone can design and sell custom products, the services they offer around helping create unique designs and some best practices and examples of well-run campaigns.

A full transcription and closed captioning are available for this session. Please note that both are machine-generated and are not reviewed for accuracy.

Marketing Meetup - Bonfire (September 1, 2022)
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Topic:
  • Marketing & PR
Tags:
  • Handselling

During this session booksellers will hear from Taylor Soignoli of Bonfire, on their online platform where anyone can design and sell custom products, the services they offer around helping create unique designs and some best practices and examples of well-run campaigns.

A full transcription and closed captioning are available for this session. Please note that both are machine-generated and are not reviewed for accuracy.

New Member Series: Store Ownership 101 - Q3

New Member Series: Store Ownership 101 - Q3 (August 9, 2022)
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Topic:
  • Bookselling Essentials
Tags:
  • 101
  • Owners and Managers

Our New Member Series:Store Ownership 101 provides new and prospective bookstore owners with an opportunity to ask questions of seasoned bookstore owners/staff. 

The opinions expressed are those of the individual participants, not of the ABA. Information discussed is reflective of the time of the recording.

A full transcription is available for this session. Please note that it is machine-generated and not reviewed for accuracy.

New Member Series: Store Ownership 101 - Q3 (August 9, 2022)
Content related to the education session New Member Series: Store Ownership 101 - Q3, New Member Series.
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Topic:
  • Bookselling Essentials
Tags:
  • 101
  • Owners and Managers

Our New Member Series:Store Ownership 101 provides new and prospective bookstore owners with an opportunity to ask questions of seasoned bookstore owners/staff. 

The opinions expressed are those of the individual participants, not of the ABA. Information discussed is reflective of the time of the recording.

A full transcription is available for this session. Please note that it is machine-generated and not reviewed for accuracy.

ShopTalk - ABACUS Q&A

ShopTalk - ABACUS Q&A (August 8, 2022)
Content related to the education session ShopTalk - ABACUS Q&A, ShopTalk.
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Topic:
  • Bookselling Essentials
Tags:
  • ABACUS

It's not too late to participate in this year's free ABACUS financial survey and receive all the ABACUS reports and tools. If you are having trouble trying to figure out where to access information or finding the time to report, on Monday, August 8, at 3:30 p.m. (Eastern) you can join ABA CFO (and former bookseller) PK Sindwani for a special ABACUS webinar to help you jump start your submission by providing line-by-line instructions on filling out the ABACUS questionnaire and answer any questions that may be slowing you down so you can submit before the deadline on August 10.
Bring your final (year-end) P&L, Balance sheet or tax return along with your year-end z report to the session.

A full transcription and closed captioning are available for this session. Please note that both are machine-generated and are not reviewed for accuracy.

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