There are few things more hurtful or damaging to a relationship than gossiping about someone. Whether it’s spreading rumors, speaking critically, or otherwise badmouthing someone, it’s just not a good idea.
Gossiping should have no place at work. If someone has done something to offend you, go to them directly and work the problem out. Don’t cling to anger and let it diminish your work performance and ability to work in teams.
Fishbowl CEO David K. Williams has some insights to share into what is appropriate to say behind people’s backs and what is not in this video: Continue reading
This is the latest installment of Whiteboard Wednesday, a video series in which Fishbowl CMO Kirk Tanner boils down complicated inventory management subjects into relatively small terms that can be expressed visually on a whiteboard.
Last week Kirk thoroughly explained inventory management, and this week he discusses how to improve your business processes with the right combination of inventory and data. Continue reading
With the release of Fishbowl Inventory 2014 it’s time to think about updating your product license key to get the new software update. And right in time for that Fishbowl has created a new tool to make this process even simpler.
Rather than calling your account manager and getting your new license key that way, now you can simply go to a new Web page on the Fishbowl Inventory website to instantly update your license key.
All you have to do is copy and paste that license key into a textbox on the page and then click the Submit button under it. You’ll then be given a new license key and your old one will be nullified. Continue reading
Christmas is just around the corner. Are your shelves stocked with stocking stuffers? Are your warehouses packed with presents?
During the most wonderful time of the year consumer activity picks up and stores are expected to have everything their customers want right now because they have a deadline, and they don’t want to disappoint their kids, spouses, siblings, or other people they’re buying for.
Here are five things you should do to be prepared for the Christmas season: Continue reading
Welcome to another episode of Fishbowl’s Whiteboard Wednesday, starring Fishbowl CMO Kirk Tanner. In these videos, immense inventory management topics get distilled into terms that are simple enough to be explained in just a few minutes on a whiteboard.
Last time we learned the difference between Perpetual and Periodic Inventory Systems. This time Kirk explains all of the processes that are encompassed under the term “inventory management.” There’s a lot more to managing inventory than just putting products on shelves, as Kirk discusses below. Continue reading
At Fishbowl, we are keenly aware of all that we have to be grateful for. It was miraculous how we managed to obtain a million-dollar loan during our darkest hour in 2011 and then paid it back in full at the end of that same year.
We are excited by all the progress we have made this year on big projects in 2013, especially adding multi-currency compatibility with QuickBooks to Fishbowl Inventory’s Purchase Order and Sales Order modules.
We are grateful to our customers for their continued trust and belief in us. We strive to give our customers the best user experience in our software and through our customer service.
We also want to thank the Fishbowl employees who give so much to produce amazing results and the leaders at Fishbowl who create an environment that is conducive to creativity. Continue reading
Trust is kind of a big deal. Without it, you can’t have any kind of relationships with people or work with others in a meaningful way.
In the following video, Fishbowl CEO David K. Williams explains that to build trust you must do two important things:
1. Do what you say you will do in a reasonable amount of time.
2. Keep being dependable over time.
Consistency is the key. I’ll let him do the rest of the talking. Continue reading
Whiteboard Wednesday is a new video series Fishbowl is producing to explain complex inventory management practices in visual terms that are simple enough to fit on a whiteboard.
In the following video Fishbowl CMO Kirk Tanner compares and contrasts a Perpetual Inventory System with a Periodic Inventory System. They share a lot of similarities, but their major difference is that a Perpetual Inventory System is quicker and gives real-time data while a Periodic Inventory System is slower and requires more manual work, but it is also cheaper. Continue reading
After taking a break last year, Fishbowl earned a place on the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 list for the fifth time in the past six years in 2013.
The 2013 Deloitte Technology Fast 500 is a list of the fastest-growing North American companies specializing in technology, media, telecommunications, and life sciences. Its rankings are based on these companies’ percentage growth in annual revenue from 2008 to 2012. Continue reading
When employees fail to reach a goal or complete a project, it could be because of any number of reasons. Leaders shouldn’t assume that every failure is the same.
Some employees fail because they lack the proper resources, others because they lack certain skills, and still others because of circumstances outside their control. Leaders must ask probing questions and look closely at each case to make sure they respond appropriately.
Throwing more resources at every problem probably isn’t the best strategy. Sometimes simply teaming an employee up with someone else or reassigning them completely may be the right way to go.
Fishbowl CEO David K. Williams explains in the following video more about how to help each employee overcome failures and find enduring success. Continue reading