Have you just opened a bookstore?

You're excited, nervous, and possibly overwhelmed. 

Get the support you need and deserve by joining the Bookstore Year One mastermind group!

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Topics we'll cover

The mastermind will be divided into three 12-week sessions (we'll meet over Zoom on Wednesdays from noon-1pm Eastern), and the size of each session will be capped at 12 participants. 

Each session will cost $350 and can be purchased individually, or you can save $150 by purchasing all three sessions up front! Priority for Session 2 will be given to attendees of Session 1.

Session 1 signups are due by September 30th and meetings will begin on Wed., October 6th.. Depending on how the group feels, we may break in December, picking back up in January. Session 2 will likely start in February and Session 3 in June.

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Session 1: Communicating Your Purpose

Values, mission, branding, your website, and your email strategy. The principles and guidelines you outline in this session will give you a strong foundation for making the complex decisions that bookstore owners confront on a daily basis.

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Session 2: Operational Nuts & Bolts

Financial recordkeeping and inventory management overview. Includes POS systems, using Ingram Wholesale (esp. for special orders), creating a credit sheet and opening new vendor accounts, returns, calculating COGS, and doing a year-end physical inventory. 

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Session 3: Planning for Sustainability and Growth

The bookstore is your baby, but going it alone for too long is a recipe for disaster. This session covers self-care strategies, education and networking opportunities, hiring/managing staff, and additional revenue streams like e-commerce and events.

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