Author Archives: Grant Kimball

About Grant Kimball

Grant Kimball is currently serving as vice president, partner relations and is one of the founders of Fishbowl. Grant joined the original Fishbowl team in 2001 and has filled many roles in, or related to, sales. Previous to his current role, he was vice president of sales and marketing. Grant brings 24 years of sales experience to Fishbowl, primarily in technology-related fields. In 2003, Grant helped steer Fishbowl towards integration with QuickBooks, the popular accounting package from Intuit Corporation. Since 2003, Fishbowl has focused on this relationship and is currently the #1-requested add-on software solution for QuickBooks users out of approximately 300 software packages. Besides the relationship with Intuit, Grant is also responsible for developing Fishbowl’s growing resellers program, which he is currently managing, and now accounts for over 20% of Fishbowl’s total sales. Grant earned a Master’s in Computer Integrated Manufacturing from Brigham Young University and a Bachelor’s in Operations Management from Cal Poly, Pomona.

Where in the world is Fishbowl?

Do you remember the Where’s Waldo children’s books where Waldo would be hidden on a page filled with hundreds of other characters and distractions and the trick was to find Waldo amongst all the confusion.  Here’s a picture for the … Continue reading

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Using Fishbowl in a retail shoe store.

Concept:  Inexpensive Shoes for Women and Children Owners: Malcom Felt (FB customer service) and John Erickson (FB VP of Account Management) Purchase price of business:  $0  (They built it from scratch) Additional cash required: $20k in loans.  $10k in cash … Continue reading

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Why can’t I still get a 35% discount!!! The changing world of reselling…

About 9 years ago Fishbowl started a reseller program.  We patterned it after the standard model at the time where resellers, typically consultants, could reach discounts of up to 35% on the software based on sales volume.  It was our … Continue reading

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Using Fishbowl Inventory in a service industry

I love the fact that here at Fishbowl we have multiple employees who run their own businesses on the side. Fishbowl is, after all, still a small business (94 employees), and even though we’ve been in business for over 10 … Continue reading

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Shipping just got a whole lot easier in Fishbowl

OK, for those Fishbowl customers who had to set up UPS Worldship in Fishbowl, (that includes almost every Fishbowl customer), THIS is what you had to do: Open the Control Panel, go to Administrative Tools, click Data Sources (ODBC). Click … Continue reading

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Going Mobile with Fishbowl’s Surfboard

I don’t usually start off a blog post with a logo but I think I will today. “Surfboard for Pipeline”: Doesn’t THAT look cool? But then, you may ask, what is Pipeline??? Well, let me answer that with another logo: … Continue reading

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Using Fishbowl to run your own retail outlet…

Did you know that three of our 90+ Fishbowl employees run their own retail businesses on the side? All three run retail operations in very different markets and they all use Fishbowl Inventory to manage their inventory. So I thought … Continue reading

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You need a Point-of-Sale. You saw that it’s easy to set up. Now you can try it for free.

Recently, I wrote a post about the need for a quality Point-of-Sale system for any company that expects walk-in traffic. I then posted about the effort required to install the Fishbowl Point-of-Sale system (SalesPoint) and showed that, at least for … Continue reading

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At Fishbowl it’s a brave new world and the sky’s the limit…

In 1983 Scott Cook founded Intuit. Its first product was Quicken, a small package for writing checks and tracking account balances (at least that’s what it did when they first started). It was a runaway success. I won’t go into … Continue reading

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Today’s topic: Is Kevin a liar? Or is setting up the Fishbowl Point-of-Sale (SalesPoint) easy?

Last week I posted about a walk-in store or, more accurately, the LACK of one when there should have been one. I had visited a small chocolate factory that didn’t have a Point-of-Sale system and my point was, if you’ve … Continue reading

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