Principles of Bookstore Finance Seminar (pre-reg required)

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Monday, January 30, 2017 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM EST
Lake Superior A/B

Pre-registration required; no fee. Space is limited. Two people per store max. 
Open to Winter Institute registered booksellers, this 101-level seminar will cover the fundamentals of budgeting, understanding cash flow, business financing, bookkeeping, and financial statements. The workshop will include a segment focusing on strategies for achieving higher profits and improving cash flow. The program will conclude with an interactive group discussion, working through an example of how booksellers can use their store’s financial information to make sound business decisions. The seminar will concentrate on bookstore finances as opposed to bookstore accounting, and though it will be helpful for attendees to be familiar with basic bookstore finances, deep financial experience is not required. Lunch will be served.

  • Robyn DesHotel, CFO, ABA
  • Robert Sindelar, Managing Partner, Third Place Books (Seattle, WA)

Register here for the Principals of Bookstore Finance Seminar

About ABA

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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