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ShopTalk - Abacus Q&A

ShopTalk - Abacus Q&A (June 15, 2021)
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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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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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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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  • 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.

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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.

Financial Series Part 2: Bookkeeping 101

Financial Series Part 2: Bookkeeping 101 (February 24, 2021)
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Accurate and timely bookkeeping is the foundation of a profitable business. This session will cover the fundamentals of bookkeeping, with a focus on the general ledger document, and explain how proper bookkeeping improves efficiency and, ultimately, saves time and money. In addition, attendees will get a brief overview of cash flow, income statements, and balance sheets.

Download the handouts here. Note: You need to be signed in with a bookseller account to access the handouts.

Financial Series Part 1: Q1 Check-in: Planning Today for a Successful 2021 (materials available)

Financial Series Part 1: Q1 Check-in: Planning Today for a Successful 2021 (materials available) (February 19, 2021)
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For many stores, 2020 was the most difficult business year in decades, and 2021 will present many ongoing challenges. This session will help you plan for success by focusing on a few key topics: monitoring or creating your budget, responding to changing business conditions, managing your cash flow, and monitoring important benchmarking data to track your progress and meet your yearly goals. This session will provide a template for building your annual budget. Panelists: PK Sindwani, ABA (White Plains, NY); Jennifer Almodovar, ABA (White Plains, NY)

The Top 10 Things to Know About: Managing Cash Flow

The Top 10 Things to Know About: Managing Cash Flow (September 10, 2020)
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The Top 10 Things to Know About: Managing Cash Flow,” which features ABA CFO PK Sindwani.

The Top 10 Things to Know About: Managing Cash Flow (September 10, 2020)
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The Top 10 Things to Know About: Managing Cash Flow,” which features ABA CFO PK Sindwani.

Technology Meetup: Cyber Insurance with Arrowhead General Insurance Agency

Technology Meetup: Cyber Insurance with Arrowhead General Insurance Agency (July 9, 2020)
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There are various insurance coverages that can assist in providing protections to you and your bookstore related to cyber threats. During this time of crisis, there has been a notable increase in the need for cyber security. Cyber threats can come in many forms (phishing, malware, extortion, viruses, etc.), and cyber insurance coverages come in many forms as well. The team from Arrowhead General Insurance Agency present information on cyber coverages and how these coverages can protect your bookstores. 
 
This is a general discussion concerning an important product coverage for retail business and booksellers specifically.  In the event of an actual claim, the facts surrounding a loss or suit and the policy terms in-force at time of loss or suit will be used to evaluate coverage response.

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