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Technology Meetup - Staff Scheduling Platforms

Technology Meetup - Staff Scheduling Platforms (October 14, 2021)
Content related to the education session Technology Meetup - Staff Scheduling Platforms, ABA Technology Meetups.
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  • Finance
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  • Technology

This session features booksellers discussing what staff scheduling platforms they are using, what their process is, and useful tips.

Guest speakers are:

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

Technology Meetup - Batch for Books

Technology Meetup - Batch for Books (September 9, 2021)
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Topic:
  • Finance
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  • Technology

Batch for Books is a web-based platform that bookstores can use to manage invoices across multiple publishers and streamline the payment management process. In this session, longtime veteran of the indie bookstore community and current Program Manager for Batch for Books U.S. Nathan Halter will present what Batch for Books is, how it works, and why it is a valuable tool, and he will provide a demonstration.

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

ShopTalk - Abacus Q&A

ShopTalk - Abacus Q&A (June 15, 2021)
Content related to the education session ShopTalk - Abacus Q&A, ShopTalk.
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Topic:
  • Finance
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  • ABACUS

If you are having trouble trying to figure out where to access information or finding the time to report, ABA CFO (and former bookseller) PK Sindwani presents a special ABACUS webinar to help you jump start your submission and answer any questions that may be slowing you down.

Technology Meetup - Gravity Payments

Technology Meetup - Gravity Payments (April 8, 2021)
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  • Finance
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  • Technology

ABA recently partnered with Gravity Payments to offer credit card processing services to bookstore members. Gravity Payments, which came recommended by several booksellers, is led by CEO Dan Price, who launched the company because he saw independent businesses being overcharged and underserved by their credit card processors.

Gravity Payments offers special rates and terms for ABA members. 

During this session, representatives from Gravity Payments will discuss their service, provide a short presentation, and be available for questions from members.

Watch this short video to learn more about Dan Price and Gravity Payments.

 

 

Technology Meetup - Gravity Payments (April 8, 2021)
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Topic:
  • Finance
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  • Technology

ABA recently partnered with Gravity Payments to offer credit card processing services to bookstore members. Gravity Payments, which came recommended by several booksellers, is led by CEO Dan Price, who launched the company because he saw independent businesses being overcharged and underserved by their credit card processors.

Gravity Payments offers special rates and terms for ABA members. 

During this session, representatives from Gravity Payments will discuss their service, provide a short presentation, and be available for questions from members.

Watch this short video to learn more about Dan Price and Gravity Payments.

 

 

Financial Series Part 3: Managerial Accounting

Financial Series Part 3: Managerial Accounting (March 4, 2021)
Content related to the education session Financial Series Part 3: Managerial Accounting, Top Ten Things.
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Topic:
  • Finance
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  • Owners and Managers

Designed for booksellers with some understanding of bookkeeping, this session will take a deeper dive into a store’s individual financial statements, focusing on how to read and apply the information in balance sheets, income statements, cash flow statements, and the ABACUS report, in order to make sound financial decisions. This session will be recorded.

Download the handouts here. Note: You need to be signed in with a bookseller account to access the handouts.

Financial Series Part 3: Managerial Accounting (March 4, 2021)
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Designed for booksellers with some understanding of bookkeeping, this session will take a deeper dive into a store’s individual financial statements, focusing on how to read and apply the information in balance sheets, income statements, cash flow statements, and the ABACUS report, in order to make sound financial decisions. This session will be recorded.

Download the handouts here. Note: You need to be signed in with a bookseller account to access the handouts.

Financial Series Part 2: Bookkeeping 101

Financial Series Part 2: Bookkeeping 101 (February 24, 2021)
Content related to the education session Financial Series Part 2: Bookkeeping 101, Top Ten Things.
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Topic:
  • Finance
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  • Owners and Managers

Accurate and timely bookkeeping is the foundation of a profitable business. This session will cover the fundamentals of bookkeeping, with a focus on the general ledger document, and explain how proper bookkeeping improves efficiency and, ultimately, saves time and money. In addition, attendees will get a brief overview of cash flow, income statements, and balance sheets.

Download the handouts here. Note: You need to be signed in with a bookseller account to access the handouts.

Financial Series Part 1: Q1 Check-in: Planning Today for a Successful 2021 (materials available)

Financial Series Part 1: Q1 Check-in: Planning Today for a Successful 2021 (materials available) (February 19, 2021)
Content related to the education session Financial Series Part 1: Q1 Check-in: Planning Today for a Successful 2021 (materials available), Winter Institute 2021.
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  • Finance
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  • Owners and Managers

For many stores, 2020 was the most difficult business year in decades, and 2021 will present many ongoing challenges. This session will help you plan for success by focusing on a few key topics: monitoring or creating your budget, responding to changing business conditions, managing your cash flow, and monitoring important benchmarking data to track your progress and meet your yearly goals. This session will provide a template for building your annual budget. Panelists: PK Sindwani, ABA (White Plains, NY); Jennifer Almodovar, ABA (White Plains, NY)

The Top 10 Things to Know About: Managing Cash Flow

The Top 10 Things to Know About: Managing Cash Flow (September 10, 2020)
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  • Finance
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  • Owners and Managers

The Top 10 Things to Know About: Managing Cash Flow,” which features ABA CFO PK Sindwani.

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