Managing a Multi-Location Business

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Friday, January 25, 2019 -
9:30am to 10:30am
23 Lower West ACC

If you are thinking about opening a second location -- or if you have recently done so -- this session is for you. A panel of experts who have been through the process will share tips and provide insight on how to know if opening a second store is the correct decision for your business, and if so, how to navigate the process. The topics discussed will include:

  • Review: Make sure your business is currently financially stable
  • Resources: monetary, staffing, and current owner responsibilities
  • Financing: Accessing traditional financing and other options

Market research: Ensuring your choice for the second location is sound

Chris Morrow, Northshire Bookstore (Manchester Center, VT); Fabian Paagman, Paagman's (Den Haag, The Netherlands); Jessica Stockton-Bagnulo, Greenlight Bookstore (Brooklyn, NY); Ron Tucker, Politics and Prose Bookstore (Washington DC)

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The American Booksellers Association, a national not-for-profit trade organization, works with booksellers and industry partners to ensure the success and profitability of independently owned book retailers, and to assist in expanding the community of the book.

Independent bookstores act as community anchors; they serve a unique role in promoting the open exchange of ideas, enriching the cultural life of communities, and creating economically vibrant neighborhoods.




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