Today, Fishbowl released the latest version of its software: Fishbowl Inventory 2014.
Every year around this time a new version of Fishbowl Inventory is launched with special new features to help the next year get off on the right foot. And this time is no exception.
In addition to the currency conversion tool, which was added to Fishbowl Inventory’s sales order and purchase order modules earlier this year, Fishbowl Inventory 2014 provides the following new features: Continue reading
Fishbowl CEO David K. Williams’ book, The 7 Non-Negotiables of Winning: Tying Soft Traits to Hard Results, is now available to educators for free.
If you’re a professor, you can go to Wiley’s website and request a free copy of the book to read it and see if you would like to include it in your course materials.
Another exciting development is that Williams’ book is being turned into an audiobook, which you can preorder on Audible right now. They’re in the process of making the audiobook and they estimate that it will be available starting Tuesday, November 26, 2013 – right before Thanksgiving. How appropriate, since the 7th Non-Negotiable is Gratitude.
If you haven’t purchased The 7 Non-Negotiables of Winning yet and you’re interested in seeing how the principles and stories in it can help you, these are two new options available to you.
Running a business requires skill, patience, and attention to detail. The irony about a business is that if you’re good at your job the business starts to grow and it becomes impossible to keep doing your job the same way you have been doing it with so much success.
You have to be willing to delegate tasks to employees. Yet it is not easy to trust others with tasks you have been in charge of for so long.
Many of the tasks you must eventually delegate are crucial to your business’ success. These include hiring new employees, ordering products at the right time, managing inventory, assisting customers, and many others.
In the following video, Fishbowl CEO David K. Williams gives helpful tips on overcoming fear and learning to trust your employees with responsibilities that can make or break your company: Continue reading
I recently had the opportunity to tour the new Living Planet Aquarium, which is currently under construction in Draper, Utah. The old structure that housed the Living Planet Aquarium in Sandy, Utah closed down on September 10, 2013 in preparation for the big move to the new facility.
The Draper aquarium has more than 130,000 square feet of space, which is three times the size of the former aquarium. They’re going to put all this extra space to good use with expanded exhibits and learning centers.
I’d like to share the highlights of my tour. The new aquarium is scheduled to open sometime in December. It is estimated to bring in more than a half million visitors next year, so it’s definitely a big deal here in landlocked Utah.
Fishbowl has donated its inventory management software to the aquarium, and we are excited to help with the logistics of moving the animals to their new home. Fishbowl Inventory will be equally useful in helping officials keep track of all the animals and resources on a daily basis once the new aquarium opens.
On with the tour! Continue reading
Fishbowl earned a spot on the Inc. 5000 for the sixth time in a row in 2013. This is quite an achievement, but it doesn’t really tell the full story.
You know how the phrase goes that a rising tide lifts all boats? Well, a rising Fishbowl lifts all the companies that it helps keep afloat.
Fishbowl Inventory is a software solution that gives small and midsize businesses most of the same features that used to only be accessible to large corporations because of their cost and complexity. Continue reading
Last week Fishbowl CEO David K. Williams shared how to increase respect in the office and why it’s important to do so. This week he shares how paired leadership works in the following video.
Paired leadership is a management style that is based on the idea that two heads are better than one. Two people who are in charge can push and pull each other in the right direction so they don’t go too far to one extreme or the other.
Enjoy Williams’ own words on the matter in this video, entitled “How Does Paired Leadership Work?” Continue reading
There’s no witch’s brew that can transform inventory management into an absolutely simple process.
However, inventory management software works a lot like magic, making it easier to perform complex tasks. I’ve compiled a list of spells from the Harry Potter books that relate to inventory management in interesting ways. You need to use a barcode scanner rather than a magic wand to make these “spells” work, but the results are basically the same.
This isn’t the first time I’ve compared Harry Potter to inventory management, but it’s just too tempting not to return to it this Halloween.
I’ve included the spell name and what it does followed by an explanation of how it relates to inventory management. Let’s start things off right by conjuring this list with the words Album Exsto! Continue reading
In honor of one of my favorite books, Ender’s Game, being turned into a movie this year, I have decided to use it as the basis for a fun discussion of managing vendors I call Vendor’s Game.
In Ender’s Game, Ender Wiggin has to learn all sorts of leadership skills so he’ll wisely use precious resources and manpower in an all-out war on a sinister alien race that is seemingly bent on Earth’s destruction.
Thankfully, the stakes aren’t quite as high as global destruction when it comes to managing your vendors. But Vendor’s Game still requires a lot of effort to keep your supply chains running smoothly and your shelves stocked with essential parts and products.
I’ll separate Vendor’s Game into five areas: Continue reading
Fishbowl CEO David K. Williams’ book, The 7 Non-Negotiables of Winning: Tying Soft Traits to Hard Results, has many practical applications for businesses.
We’ve prepared several videos that share some of these applications. The first one is entitled “How To Have Respect In The Office.” Williams, himself, explains three simple ways to show people respect at work.
I picked out three steps from the video that you can take to increase respect in your office. Watch the video and then see if you caught the same three things, which I’ve listed below. Continue reading
Fishbowl Inventory has been a powerful inventory management solution for businesses and other organizations across the United States for more than a decade. In 2011, we branched out internationally with the debut of Fishbowl Australia.
This year we added multi-currency functionality to Fishbowl Inventory’s Sales Orders and Purchase Orders and are working on applying multi-currency to every other applicable aspect of the software. We are also modifying the software to work primarily with Canadian taxes. Continue reading