Finances - Bookstore

14 Apr

Upcoming Education to Cover Retail Cooperatives and Nonprofits

The first event, looking at nonprofits, will take place on Thursday, April 29, at 3:00 p.m. ET. The second event, on retail cooperatives, will be held May 13.

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14 Apr
ABACUS

ABACUS Financial Survey to Open April 21

The ABACUS reports for this cycle will cover 2019 and 2020 financial results, providing participating stores with a user-friendly overview of the economy with regards to the impact of COVID-19, informative graphs, and interpretive information.

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06 Apr

Join ABA’s Upcoming Sessions on Business Models to Learn About Retail Cooperatives and Nonprofits

Whether your store is new or long established, it can be profitable to consider how it could be structured differently than your current business model.

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24 Mar
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California Booksellers: Apply for a COVID-19 Relief Grant Through March 31

California booksellers should gather all of the necessary documentation as soon as possible to ensure you are prepared to apply when the application window opens on March 25.

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23 Mar
Penguin Random House

Penguin Random House Announces Extended Payment Plan for Independent Bookstores

Effective May 1, 2021, independent bookstores in the U.S. will receive an additional month to pay their Penguin Random House invoices. 

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17 Mar

Talk With POS Vendors on March 24

On Wednesday, March 24, booksellers are invited to talk with a number of point-of-sale vendors to discuss their current operations or learn about alternative system providers.

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17 Mar

Booksellers Talk Navigating Returns

In this session, booksellers discussed how the pandemic altered their operations and how they handled it. 

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10 Mar

Financial Series Part III: Managerial Accounting

The last in a three-part series, this session focused on managerial accounting and was hosted by ABA's PK Sindwani and Ana Gonzalez. 

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09 Mar

Operational Workflow Education Session to Look at Returns

The Thursday, March 11, education session will feature a conversation on the returns process and how to best navigate the what, when, and how of returns.

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09 Mar

Sign Up for POS User Groups to Talk With Vendors

On Wednesday, March 24, booksellers are invited to talk with a number of point-of-sale vendors to discuss their current operations or learn about alternative system providers.

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03 Mar

Financial Series Part II Recap: Bookkeeping 101

This session is part two in a three-part financial planning series for bookstores; booksellers can sign up now for part three, which will look at managerial accounting.

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03 Mar

Join an ABA Education Session on Operational Workflow: Returns

The Thursday, March 11, education session will feature a conversation on the returns process and how to best navigate the what, when, and how of returns.

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03 Feb

Plan a Successful 2021 at Winter Institute

The February 19 session will cover monitoring or creating a budget, responding to changing business conditions, managing cash flow, and monitoring important benchmarking data to track progress and meet yearly goals.

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26 Jan

Attention Booksellers: Majority of ABA Membership Dues Are Tax-Deductible

Ninety-five percent of ABA membership dues are deductible as ordinary and necessary business expenses; the rest are not tax-deductible.

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21 Dec
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Best Reports to Run When Creating an Annual Budget

ABA Chief Financial Officer and former owner of Towne Book Center & Cafe PK Sindwani offers booksellers a look at the best reports to run in order to inform their upcoming year’s budget.

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