How To Use Excel For Your Startup

Excel Startup Tools

The Internet has given everyone the opportunity to start a business. Android apps, blogging, freelancing, virtual assistants, online tools–the possibilities for building up a brand and business are endless.

But if you already have a full time job, you’ll no doubt be bootstrapping your startup on the side. This means that you’ll need to research the best startup tools for price and functionality. Either that or you might opt to keep things simple with tools you already have or know about, like Microsoft Excel.

Yes, Excel is a spreadsheet program, but it’s also serves as a multifunctional tool. You can use it for a number of business-related tasks like tracking and planning or simple analysis and reporting. And the best part is that, in some cases, you don’t even have to start from scratch. MS Excel has a number of templates to get you started.

We’ve put together some tips on how you can hack your way around on the backend with Excel and move your budding startup forward. Here’s how.

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Top 6 Canadian Tech Inventions

Top tech inventions invented by Canadians

The big weekend is ahead of us. Yes, July 1st is just a few days away. And if you’re a Canadian, you already know what we’re referring to. If not, let us explain why this milestone is so important to us.

July 1st is the National day of Canada a.k.a. Canada Day. On this day all Canadians celebrate the anniversary of the enactment of the Constitution Act, which united the three separate colonies of Canada (Canada, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick) that took place on July 1st, 1867.

The holiday is celebrated nationwide with many outdoor public events,  parades, concerts, festivals, and of course, the traditional barbeque and fireworks. Since the festive spirit is already permeating our office, we’ve decided to brush up on our knowledge of Canadian ingenuity and take a look at some inventions brought to us by those from Great White North.

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What Budding Data Analysts Need To Know About Working With Big Data Tools

Tools for Big Data analysis

In some cases, employers may use the term “Data Analyst” to refer to an entry-level data scientist. Thus, a data analyst may be expected to take on the role of a data scientist, but at a junior level. In essence, theirs is a more technical role. They make discoveries from huge datasets, bringing structure to formless data and making analysis possible. They can find, manipulate and join data sources with other sources and clean the resulting dataset.

The work of a data analyst isn’t bound by industry. Analyzing data demands pretty much the same process everywhere, regardless of the nature of the data being used. You ask a question, do your research, get the relevant data, and explore it. Then from there you come up with a hypothesis on that data, start modeling, validating and drawing conclusions from it. Lastly, you reach the reporting stage where you visualize, summarize, and interpret that data.

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4 Things to Consider Before Choosing a PDF Software

List of things to consider before picking a PDF solution for the Office

The day has finally come. You’ve come to terms with the fact that your office document workflow requires a complete overhaul. But how do you do it? How do you take it to the next level? Start by incorporating a professional PDF solution in your day-to-day work, obviously.

Sounds good on paper, but there is one issue. Picking any piece of software that will be vital for your business operations can be a true nightmare, let alone a PDF solution that will digitize all of your company’s paperwork and change the way you manage electronic documents.

Should you go for the cheapest or the most expensive solution or the one packed with the most features? With so many different solutions to choose from you can easily get distracted and end up with a poor choice. Let us tell you there is no right answer. To choose the perfect one, you need to know exactly what to look for in a PDF tool.

The fact that you’re reading this article means that you haven’t 100% figured that part out just yet. Don’t worry. We’re here to help. We’ve rounded up four things you should consider before taking the plunge that will, hopefully, get you closer to the decision. Let’s jump right into it.

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Tech Quiz: Test Your Knowledge While Having Fun

Tech Quiz written on the AI inspired background

Put your knowledge about all things technology to the test with our 15 question quiz and have some nerdy fun in the process.

Because everything tech, from computers and the internet to software and big data, changes rapidly on a day-to-day basis, it’s now a must to stay up to date with the technology that dominates our modern day lives.

Are you up to speed on what’s going on in the tech industry today?

Take our quiz to find out. Test how much you know about technology and learn a thing or two about the tech topics that will reshape our future – for better or worse.

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Good luck!