Publishers Weekly Volume 96, PT. 1

Publishers Weekly Volume 96, PT. 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919 edition. Excerpt: Book buyers expect to go to the store and find a reasonably adequate representation; they may expect to have mail orders sent out for books of unusual character or in special fields, but a successful growing business cannot be done on a hand-to-mouth basis. This is an elementary phase of business management, and yet managers are too HILE the whole country is turning to a discussion of the budget system and progress toward a national adoption of the idea has been made by the adoption in the Senate of a resolution creating a special committee to study the question, with instruc tions to report a definite plan by December Ist. it is to be hoped that those who see a value and benefit from such a plan will not apply the idea wholly to national affairs. A budget system in retail business is likely to be just as important in its own sphere. Such a system pre-supposes a thoro system of accounting, in which figures supply the basis for the plans for the months ahead. Can the store put out a special campaign of advertising? This should be based on the possibilities as shown in the budget of providing for such expenditure. Can the store afiord a large outlay for new fixtures? The budget should show whether this is possible and over what space of years the expense should be charged. Shall there be a different delivery system, change in wage rates, change in bookkeeping practice. or change to a new location? All of this should be measured by the possibilities shown in the budget, so that the steps could be taken without the feeling that only time could tell whether the move had been practical or not. The retailing practice is changing and improving, and only those stores can survive who serve the new era and adopt modern methods, and more

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  • Paperback | 324 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 17mm | 581g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236749928
  • 9781236749925