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Roundtable: Financial Q&A With PK Sindwani and Cynthia Compton

Roundtable: Financial Q&A With PK Sindwani and Cynthia Compton (March 8, 2022)
Content related to the education session Roundtable: Financial Q&A With PK Sindwani and Cynthia Compton, Snow Days 2022.
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  • Finance
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  • Owners and Managers

This conversation is for stores of all sizes and designed with your questions in mind. PK Sindwani, former bookseller and current ABA CFO, and Cynthia Compton, owner of 4 Kids Books & Toys (Zionsville, IN), will spend the majority of the session taking financial questions from the audience. No question is too big or too small! This interactive group discussion will take into account a variety of business models, and practical advice will be given about how to integrate what you’ve learned to assist with making sound business decisions.

Moderators: PK Sindwani, ABA (White Plains, NY); Cynthia Compton, 4 Kids Books & Toys (Zionsville, IN)

Technology Meetup - Tips & Tricks for Better Product Photography

Technology Meetup - Tips & Tricks for Better Product Photography (November 11, 2021)
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  • Finance
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  • Technology

During this session, ABA IndieCommerce Director Phil Davies and Marketing Manager Courtney Wallace will share tips, tricks, and best practices for creating better product photography.

A full transcription is available for this session. Please note that it is machine-generated and not reviewed for accuracy.

Technology Meetup - Staff Scheduling Platforms

Technology Meetup - Staff Scheduling Platforms (October 14, 2021)
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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.

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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 - Staff Scheduling Platforms (October 14, 2021)
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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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  • 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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  • Finance
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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.

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