How to Turn Shipping from a Cost Center to a Revenue Contributor by Vince DeAngelis

Vince DeAngelis is 34-year veteran of the shipping and mailing industry who joined Shippo in January 2021 as its Vice President of Global Carrier Partnerships.

Before that, he spent 10 years at Quadient where he managed all aspects of their carrier partnerships, as well as shipping product and program management and U.S. based R&D.

DeAngelis spent the first 20 years of his career working for the United States Postal Service. His roles at the USPS included Manager of Ad Mail Sales Development in Windsor, Connecticut, and Regional Director of the New York Sales Center before being named National Director of Sales and Business Development and Director of Brand Management, Value Added and Special Services, in Washington D.C.


How to Prepare Yourself and Your Team for Growth and Scaling by Andrew Smith

Andrew Smith is the Cofounder and Managing Director of the Savory Restaurant Fund, a Mercato Partners food-and-beverage-focused practice founded in 2018. Savory closed Fund I at $100M in October 2020 and a subsequent $100M Fund II in May 2021. Currently, Savory owns five beloved brands, including Mo’Bettahs, Swig, R&R BBQ, The Crack Shack, and Via 313. Savory operates 95 restaurants in five states and will add an additional 45 locations over the next 12 months.

Smith spent the last 23 years as an entrepreneur, cofounding three different technology companies from 1998-2008 and entering the restaurant industry in the middle of one of the greatest recessions. Since 2009, he has assisted in developing, acquiring, and operating 200+ restaurants across 11 states, generating more than $1.5 billion in sales.

He received the EY Entrepreneur of the Year® award in 2017. His businesses were also Inc. 500/5000 Honorees for 10 years.


Inventory Management + Growth Summit QuickBooks Panel

Fishbowl invited several QuickBooks experts to share their thoughts on the accounting software, industry, and more. The participants in this panel are:


3 Reasons Why You Need a Financial Advisor

Balanced inventory levels keep more money in your hands, Fishbowl Inventory Blog
Balanced inventory levels keep more money in your hands, Fishbowl Inventory BlogIt’s always a little bit of a gamble to know how much of a product you need in stock, as predicting what will sell is risky. If you find yourself wondering how much of a product will sell, how much to manufacture, and what risks regarding product production are manageable, then it may be wise to enlist a financial advisor to work with. There are a lot of reasons a financial advisor may be smart to enlist, especially as someone concerned with inventory. Not only will they help you keep your finances in order, but they’ll help you make smart decisions related to how much you keep in stock and what price you sell your products at. They can help you work out budgets for product manufacturing, ordering, and stocking as well. Here are three reasons it may be good and beneficial for you to enlist a financial manager. (more…)