Monthly Archives: November 2011

How Product Lifecycles Affect Inventory Management

Just when you thought managing inventory was challenging enough, something else gets added to the equation to make it even more complex: Product lifecycles. That’s right. It’s not enough to just have the right number of products in stock; you … Continue reading

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Thank You from Fishbowl

Happy Thanksgiving! I love this holiday because it is a perfect excuse for everyone to be kind to others and be grateful for what they have. I am grateful for my family, their health and safety, and my job here … Continue reading

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How to Be an Entre-Parent-neur

“Your whole life is about to change.” That’s what I was told over and over just before I got married. After I got married, things did change – for the better. Next I heard that everything would change again when … Continue reading

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Getting a Jump on New Year’s Resolutions

Spoiler alert – do not continue reading if you do not want to think about New Year’s resolutions yet. As I write, we are less than two months away from New Year’s Day 2012. It seems like the candles in … Continue reading

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Fishbowl Inventory Solves Small Business Challenges

Small businesses face a lot of challenges. There’s learning how to manage inventory, save time, plan ahead, and balance money needs. You could argue that every business has to handle these difficulties, but the margin of error is extremely thin … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Really Make Inventory Management Painless

When I read the article “Five Steps to Painless Inventory Management,” I thought Christmas had come early this year. This article is full of ideas I can build on because everything the author, Lisa Girard, says either ties into Fishbowl … Continue reading

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Manufacturing Growth Streak Continues in October

October marked the 27th consecutive month that manufacturing has increased in the United States. This is definitely good news for the U.S. economy, but it’s tempered by the fact that the rate of growth in manufacturing declined from the month … Continue reading

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Why We Do What We Do at Fishbowl

As a product manager for Fishbowl, I’m often asked a lot of questions that begin with “Why?” Why does a feature work a certain way? Why haven’t you added my enhancement request yet? Why did this change? These are great … Continue reading

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Midsize Business Is the Real Source of Job Growth

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 … Continue reading

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Don’t Forget Your Wallet (or Inventory) in Your Other Pants

Have you ever had to ask a friend to foot the bill for you because you left your wallet in your other pants? That’s pretty embarrassing. What’s even worse is when this happens on a larger scale in a business. … Continue reading

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