Fishbowl Sponsors Grow America Springboard to Support and Strengthen Utah Entrepreneurs

April 4, 2012

Fishbowl offers point of sale (POS) and inventory software, training, and coaching support for Grow America’s Utah Springboard candidates

Orem, UT, April 4, 2012 — Fishbowl®, provider of the #1 most requested inventory software for use with QuickBooks, has joined Alan E. Hall, and other founding and community partners of Grow America, in sponsorship and support of Utah’s first Grow America Springboard $1M business competition events in 2012 and 2013. Grow America is a new organization that supports, encourages, and strengthens entrepreneurship wherever and whenever it is found.

The Springboard competitions allow thousands of entrepreneurs to compete for cash awards and services in regionalized competitions to help them “springboard” to success.

“Support for Utah businesses and our local community is fundamental to Fishbowl and to our core values,” said David K. Williams, Fishbowl CEO. “We are extremely pleased to share our resources to support in the creation and strength of the new and growing businesses that will create new jobs in our community and keep our Utah economy strong.”

“We thank Fishbowl for joining with us in contributing to our nation’s economic recovery by supporting entrepreneurial growth, one community at a time,” said Hall. “The work ahead of us is tremendous, and we are extremely grateful for Fishbowl’s community partnership in helping us to accomplish this goal.”

Fishbowl’s headquarters is the location of Utah’s Boom Startup business incubator, housed within the company’s Courage Above Mountains (CAM) facility space. Within the Grow America initiative, Fishbowl will provide coaching and mentoring sessions for Springboard competition candidates (both live and via webcast). The company will also provide access to its Point of Sale software with training (a $2,500 value) for integrating retail merchandise with Fishbowl’s inventory management software to any Springboard competition candidate, and is also providing a copy of the company’s most comprehensive finance and inventory solution-- Fishbowl Enterprise—as a Grow America finalist prize.

About Grow America

Grow America is a Utah organization with a mission to create jobs and lift local economies. Grow America aligns the partners, mentors and capital that entrepreneurs need to create and grow tomorrow’s successful companies. As an organization, Grow America has five components: Competitions, e-commerce tools, curriculum and educational tools, community support, and charitable giving. (For more information, visit

Beyond the creation and expansion of early stage and growth companies, Grow America’s ultimate goal is to put America back to work, one company and one community at a time.

For additional resources, connect to @GrowAmerica and @AskAlanEHall.

About Fishbowl

Fishbowl and its cornerstone product, Fishbowl Inventory, make it possible for every business to have the level of flexible and mobile inventory management solutions large organizations enjoy. Fishbowl Enterprise is an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution for SMBs with a robust feature set that allows Fishbowl to provide organizations with all the components required to meet their inventory and business management needs. For more information, connect to @Fishbowl or visit

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