Operations & Finances: Forecasting Cash Flow for the Holidays

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Friday, June 28, 2019 -
9:15am to 10:15am

With holiday buying initiated in the second quarter, bookstores are challenged with allocating current funds and predicting future income to contribute to increased buying for the fourth-quarter holiday season. This session will prepare bookstores by sharing:

  • How to determine what should be spent on holiday inventory
  • When to begin buying for the holiday season and how to pace yourself
  • Tips on anticipating money needed for reordering holiday inventory

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