As we come to the end of the year, it’s customary to look back a little. Sometimes it is hard to do in a business which is always looking forward.
However, when you get a chance, the things that stick out are the people. Although the products and places are important, it’s the people that make the difference.
Celebrating The Past
This year we celebrated our 10th year of partnership with Fishbowl. I remember vividly being at a Client and having them show us this software called Fishbowl which they had just bought. At the time, we were working with other software solutions and were impressed enough by what we saw to give them a call. They told us what a big company they were and we said the same. Both of us stretched the truth a bit. We went to partner training that April which Fishbowl had conveniently scheduled for the same time as the Brigham Young University and Utah Valley State College (now Utah Valley University) commencements, so the nearest hotel rooms were 50 miles away. First discovery: Utah has traffic. Second discovery: outstanding people and a great product. A lot has changed since then but the basis of the relationship has never faltered – trust and respect. Thanks for 10 great years and many more.
Celebrating The Present
Another thing we celebrate is how cool our clients are. We have the most interesting people use our products and services. It is amazing. From day to day, week to week, we “work” for distributors and manufacturers who make and sell just about anything you can imagine, and some you can’t (believe me). Just getting to interact with all these people and their businesses, through Fishbowl Inventory Training, and other exciting interactions, makes this the greatest job in the world This year we learned about whoopee cushions, organic goat feed, custom 4-wheel drive vehicles, gluing guns, and wine bottles (empty, unfortunately) to name a few. In blogs to come, we’ll introduce you to some of them.
Celebrating The Future
This year we also expanded in other ways, adding people and even a new office in sunny Florida. This is either to service our growing client base in the Southeast or to give us a respite from the Northern winters – you guess. Our team continues to grow with talented, committed teammates offering the best service and smarts in the business.
And of course, we have a new website with a blog which will remind us to share with you and thank you more often. That may turn out to be the best development of all of them.