Close this search box.

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

Click here to download the MP3 file.

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:

Download this podcast transcript [PDF]

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.

Subscribe to our podcast and get latest episodes automatically

Use below link to add our podcast to iTunes. For other options (Android, Windows phone or RSS) click the link below. Thank you.

Other options to subscribe


Share this tip with your colleagues

Excel and Power BI tips - Chandoo.org Newsletter

Get FREE Excel + Power BI Tips

Simple, fun and useful emails, once per week.

Learn & be awesome.

Welcome to Chandoo.org

Thank you so much for visiting. My aim is to make you awesome in Excel & Power BI. I do this by sharing videos, tips, examples and downloads on this website. There are more than 1,000 pages with all things Excel, Power BI, Dashboards & VBA here. Go ahead and spend few minutes to be AWESOME.

Read my storyFREE Excel tips book

Excel School made me great at work.

– Brenda

Excel formula list - 100+ examples and howto guide for you

From simple to complex, there is a formula for every occasion. Check out the list now.

Calendars, invoices, trackers and much more. All free, fun and fantastic.

Advanced Pivot Table tricks

Power Query, Data model, DAX, Filters, Slicers, Conditional formats and beautiful charts. It's all here.

Still on fence about Power BI? In this getting started guide, learn what is Power BI, how to get it and how to create your first report from scratch.

Announcing Power BI Dashboard Contest 2024

Announcing Power BI Dashboard Contest (win $500 prizes!)

Hey there, I have a SUPER exciting announcement! April is about to get a whole lot sweeter with our Power BI Dashboard Contest! Your mission, should you choose to accept it: Craft the most EPIC dashboard for the Awesome Chocolates CEO with sales & financial insights! Winners stand a chance to score up to $500 in Amazon Gift Cards, plus some serious bragging rights!

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.

  3. ZUR says:


Leave a Reply