CP047: Best Excel tools for Entrepreneurs

In the 47th session of Chandoo.org podcast, let’s see how Excel can make you an awesome entrepreneur.

Best excel tools and features for entrepreneurs - Chandoo.org podcast - session 47

What is in this session?

In this podcast,

  • Why Excel for entrepreneurs
  • Key areas of a business owner’s work
    • Projects & to dos
    • Finances
    • Customers & marketing
    • Planning & strategy
    • Processes & workflows
  • 5 features of Excel that help
    • Tables
    • Financial formulas
    • Pivot tables
    • Forecasting techniques
    • VBA & formula driven workbooks
  • Conclusions

Listen to this session

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Excel resources for entrepreneurs

If you are an entrepreneur or small business owner, check out these links and become awesome at your work.

On projects & to dos:

On finances:

On Marketing & customer data analysis:

On forecasting & planning:

On processes and workflows:

Scott Adam’s book How to fail at almost everything and still win big


Transcript of this session:

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Are you an entrepreneur? Tell me how you use Excel…

Now it’s your turn. If you are an entrepreneur or small business owner, please tell me how you use Excel. Share your story in the comments section.

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5 Responses to “CP047: Best Excel tools for Entrepreneurs”

  1. indzara says:

    Totally agree. Excel can be the 'swiss army knife' for small businesses. Thanks.

    • Krishna says:

      there is no like button - but I agree to your comment 100%

      • indzara says:

        Thank you. In reality, most small and large businesses use Excel for various things for which there are specialized software. Learning just one application (Excel) will give one the skill set needed to tackle several different business application needs. Even if one is not an expert in Excel, a beginner level knowledge is sufficient when using pre-built templates available.

  2. This is indeed a fantastic tool and small businesses need to embrace it. Indeed the analysis possible with excel is limitless.

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