Paired leadership is the way to go in business. Working in pairs, Fishbowl team leaders have been able to come up with creative solutions to big problems, create new products, and maintain the company’s ambitious growth goals. (more…)
I recently visited the website of a company that I know to be a bit dishonest. I found a lot of big, bold promises, like “Save money with our services!” and “You can’t afford not to work with us!” I realized that anyone can say that if you buy their product, you’ll enjoy incredible benefits, but few can back up that claim with actual data and customer testimonials. (more…)
On Tuesday, April 24, 2012, the first-ever job fair for Native Americans in Utah will be hosted at Utah Valley University in Orem. And you’re invited to attend! The event will go from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Sorensen Student Center’s Grande Ballroom.
Fishbowl, Zions Bank, American Express and 100 other companies will be at this event, offering jobs and services. Fishbowl sponsors the Courage Above Mountains (CAM) Foundation, which helps Native Americans get certified on a variety of software, among other things. Many of the Native Americans who will be in attendance have already benefited from the CAM Foundation’s services.
More than just an opportunity to find a job, the Native American Job Fair will allow Native Americans to:(more…)
Welcome to the 200th blog post on the Fishbowl Inventory Blog! I’ve been responsible for 187 of those posts so far. I’ve been amazed by how many guest bloggers have published great content on this blog over the past two years, as well. We’ve had QuickBooks expert Shannon Tucker, several Fishbowl employees, and a number of other industry experts on here. (more…)
Fishbowl CEO David Williams and President Mary Scott recently announced that Fishbowl is sponsoring a new initiative called Grow America to help small businesses get off the ground. Grow America is starting in Utah this year, and its organizers plan to expand it nationwide later on. (more…)
Kirk Tanner, Fishbowl’s Chief Marketing Officer, returns to the Fishbowl Blog this week with another episode of Kirk’s Tackle Shop. In this video, he talks all about work orders – their usefulness for manufacturers and their ability to perform both simple and complex tasks. (more…)
What is the benefit of using a barcode label on a company’s inventory of finished goods? Can using barcodes help a company reduce its inventory carrying costs? More importantly, what are these carrying costs and how does using barcodes help a company win more business? (more…)
Please pardon my excess. I’ve been veering off on tangents in some of my blog posts lately, but I promise I’ll get back on the topic of inventory management soon. Right now, I want to comment on an article I recently read in the Harvard Business Review, entitled “The Catastrophe of Success.”
It’s fascinating and ironic that success has the power to destroy people and organizations. It can lead to second-guessing, playing it safe, and other things that are detrimental to innovation. I will now proceed to make my point by discussing one of my favorite film series of all time, Star Trek. (more…)
Happy April Fools’ Day! You are in for a treat today because I am going to share my top 10 blog posts I will never write. I’m always coming up with, and writing down, ideas. They might be for short stories, books, scripts, songs, blog posts or many other things. They’re like dreams to me. Some people write down their dreams to see if they can find some discernible pattern or meaning in them; I try to sort out my thoughts and keep the good ones while discarding the bad ones. (more…)
Fishbowl’s CMO Kirk Tanner (who was named one of Utah’s top marketing experts in 2011) is the star of his own YouTube video series called Kirk’s Tackle Shop. In these videos, he creatively covers a whole bunch of inventory management topics from asset tracking to warehouse management. (more…)