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Welcome to The Peer Brain Trust: a collection of content for booksellers road-tested by SIBA and SIBA member bookstores.

Discover and share useful documents and downloads, media and graphics, and much more you can use in your store or adapt for your store's specific needs and challenges.

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Business Resources

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Peer Brain Trust- Business Resources: Ordering, Personal, Budget, Inventory, Co-Op, Credit Cards
Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Vacation Request Form DOC (1.43 KB) Administration 4/14/2014
Utilizing your Business Facebook page Link Administration 9/27/2017
Trends from Other Industries  Link  more ] Administration 9/27/2017
Trend Tools You Can Use! Link  more ] Administration 9/27/2017
Travel Expense Report PDF (212.53 KB) Administration 4/14/2014
Sample Co-op Spread Sheet XLS (8 KB) Administration 4/14/2014
Returns Worksheet Excel (Fountain Bookstore) XLS (15 KB) Administration 4/14/2014
Returns Worksheet (Fountain Bookstore) PDF (23.42 KB) Administration 4/14/2014
Payroll Budget Spreadsheet XLS (430 KB) Administration 4/14/2014
Inventory Activism Link  more ] Administration 9/27/2017
Institutional Sales Order Form PDF (3.93 MB) Administration 4/14/2014
How to Build Your Social Media Following Link  more ] Administration 10/17/2017
Examples of profitable bookseller trends Link  more ] Administration 9/27/2017
Employee Handbook Sample PDF PDF (157.31 KB) Administration 1/17/2016
Employee Handbook Sample Doc DOC (93.5 KB) Administration 1/17/2016
Employee Absentee Request Form PDF (11.99 KB) Administration 4/14/2014
Employee Absentee Notification DOC (1.43 KB) Administration 4/14/2014
Deloitte 2017 Holiday Survey PDF (507.92 KB) Administration 11/22/2017
Co-op Overview DOC (15 KB) Administration 4/14/2014
Co-op Claim Form PDF (28.84 KB) Administration 4/14/2014
Consignment Form PDF (3.57 MB) Administration 4/14/2014
Building a Social Media Event to Drive Sales Link  more ] Administration 9/27/2017
Advanced Vacation Requisition (x3) PDF (22.92 KB) Administration 4/14/2014
7 Habits of Effective Booksellers PDF (130.46 KB) Administration 5/15/2014

Owner's Retreat, Raleigh, NC 7/28-7/30

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Handouts and resources from the Owner's Retreat held in Raleigh, North Carolina
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Strenths Finder Worksheet XLSX (18.81 KB)  more ] Administration 7/31/2015
Sherlock_SIBA_2015.ppt PPT (16.89 MB) Administration 7/28/2015
HR Resources DOC (47.5 KB) Administration 7/28/2015

Peer Review Documents

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Host Store and Reviewers Questionnaire
Item Name Posted By Date Posted
SIBA Peer Review Questionnaire PDF (21.6 KB) Administration 3/31/2016
Peer Review Questionnaire (Word Doc) DOCX (16.07 KB) Administration 7/29/2016
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