Make 2013 a Breakout Year with These New Business Tools

I love this statement from an article entitled “Big Idea 2013: The Year Small Business Goes Big”:

World in a box, Fishbowl Inventory Blog“Digital technology has been promising to boost small businesses for years… Now, though, we’re seeing a constellation of technologies coming together to level the playing field between the biggest and the smallest consumer-facing companies.” (emphasis added)

This statement is great for two reasons: 1. It’s exciting to live in a time when technology is advancing and giving small businesses all the tools they need to compete on a large scale, and 2. Many of these high-tech tools that companies can use are found in a single place: The Fishbowl Marketplace!

In addition to being the provider of the No. 1 inventory management software for QuickBooks users, Fishbowl is partnering with many third parties to provide a variety of business services for affordable prices, including:

  • Server Hosting
  • Merchant Services
  • Custom Reports
  • Shipping
  • Data Migration
  • Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)
  • Shopping Cart
  • Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
  • File Management
  • Point of Sale
  • And many others

Visit the Fishbowl Marketplace to learn more about each of these products and services, and see how they can help you turn 2013 into a breakout year for your business.

By the way, the article I mentioned at the start also has this pearl of wisdom that I would like to echo:

These innovations won’t make starting and running a small business foolproof – failure will still be an option, especially if your service and products are lacking – but they will remove some of the most pernicious barriers.” (emphasis added)

Exactly. Business tools are great, but they don’t replace hard work and smart decisions. They just make work a bit easier and give you the information you need to make wise decisions.


About Robert Lockard

Robert Lockard is a copywriter with Fishbowl. He writes for several blogs about inventory management, manufacturing, QuickBooks and small business. Fishbowl is the #1-requested manufacturing and warehouse management software for QuickBooks users. Robert enjoys running, reading, writing, spending time with his wife and children, and watching movies.
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2 Responses to Make 2013 a Breakout Year with These New Business Tools

  1. So far I have successfully (?) avoided using inventory management tools because my goods — most of them, anyway — are physically located in a warehouse half a continent away.

    As the business grows, however, I’m beginning to think I should be actively managing inventory. After all, there’s a real cost to carrying it.

    Thanks for the heads-up.

    • Great comment. Thank you. You bring up a good point that not every business is the same, and some may be in a situation where inventory management software isn’t exactly what they need yet. It does sound like it would be a good idea for you to be able to keep track of all your products, especially since they’re not on hand to count.

      I’m glad I could be of service. Have a great New Year. 🙂

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