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.