How to Start and Run a Used Bookstore

How to Start and Run a Used Bookstore

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If you have ever considered opening a used bookstore, here is your chance to learn from someone who knows first-hand what it takes. Author Stephanie Chandler is the owner of Book Lovers Bookstore in Sacramento, CA. Features in this workbook include: *Worksheets: Budget planning, evaluating competition, forecasting, and more. *Business Basics: What you need to get started. *Inventory: Twelve sources for acquiring used books. *Suppliers: Library supplies, printed goods, retail supplies and more. *Shop Setup: Store layout, book categories, bookseller software and tools. *Operations Procedures: Trade policies, overstock, and a sample operations manual. *Marketing: Low-cost and no-cost tactics for maximizing exposure. *Website: Steps for setting up a website and selling books online. *Resources: Dozens of useful website links. *Business Plan: Sample business plan (actual plan used for Book Lovers Bookstore).Section 5: Acquiring Inventory Page 41 a™c Twelve ways to acquire used books Section 6: Setting Up Shop Page 48 a™c Store layout ... Inventory management software and tools Section 7: Operations Procedures Page 56 a™c Trade policy a™c Condition ... plan outline a™c Employees a™c Operations manual a™c Sample operations manual Section 8: Marketing Your Business Page 72 ... Page 91 a™c Sample checklist of tasks to complete Additional Resources Page 94 Appendix: Sample Business Plananbsp;...


Title:How to Start and Run a Used Bookstore
Author: Stephanie Chandler
Publisher:Lulu.com - 2006-02
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