Midsize Business Is the Real Source of Job Growth

November 7, 2011
Did you know that most of the hiring that’s happening in our economy isn’t coming from either the small business or big business sectors? It’s actually coming from an often-overlooked segment of the economy: midsize businesses. It’s kind of like Goldilocks and the Three Bears. One end of the business spectrum is overheated and the other is too cold and trying to heat up, but the part in the middle is just right for growth. That’s what I learned in a recent segment of National Public Radio’s (NPR) program “Talk of the Nation.” Three bears on a pedestal, Fishbowl Inventory Blog

A Quick Lesson on Fishbowl

Grant Kimball, Fishbowl’s vice president of partner relations, was listening to NPR a few weeks ago when he heard business experts giving good and bad news about the economy. After listening to their views, Kimball decided to call in and share Fishbowl’s story and how midsize businesses can be successful in a challenging economy. He was happy to educate the other business experts about how Fishbowl helps companies. As a midsize business itself, Fishbowl understands many of the concerns similar companies have at this point in their development. They are often concerned about growing at a healthy pace, taking care of current customers while expanding their base, and efficiently managing their inventory and finances. These and many other concerns are addressed by Fishbowl Enterprise, an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution designed specifically for the middle market.

Middle Market Has High-Level Needs

Midsize businesses are in a challenging position because they’re usually growing fast and they’ve been in business for a few years, so they aren’t small enough to be novel startups or big enough to be market giants. They’re in a constant state of flux as they shed their small-business tactics and graduate to large-scale strategies. This can be a tough transition. That’s where Fishbowl Enterprise comes into play. It is much less expensive than high-end ERPs, and it offers all the features companies need to cut costs and save time: complete accounting solution, warehouse management software, barcode software and hardware, manufacturing features, and more. Come to think of it, Fishbowl Enterprise is a lot like Goldilocks and the Three Bears, too. It’s neither too expensive nor too small in its feature set, but it has just the right number of features for the right price to meet the needs of midsize businesses. Learn more about Fishbowl Enterprise, and see how it can help your company grow.