Use OpenOffice to Make a Sales Spreadsheet
Hopefully this will be like a New Year Resolution, but tonight I decided to make a spreadsheet to track sales and profit/loss for ecommerce using OpenOffice.
If you are not familiar with OpenOffice, it is a free shareware download that is very much like MS Office. It has a text editor like MS Word, a spreadsheet like Excel, and a presentation like Powerpoint, and other features.
Tonight, I made a spreadsheet for January sales based on my estimated cost and projected sales. As I go through the month, I will input actual numbers, compare and adjust, and make one for February.
Now this might not be rocket science, but it gave me a great feeling of control!
- Should have done this before
- Could have done this before
- But never did, until now
It feels good to see the big picture and have a game plan. If it works, I will scale it up like a tortoise! i.e. The plan is to grow slow and steady in lieu of trying to bite off more than I can chew.
I kinda did that yesterday at momma's house for Christmas Dinner!!! :)
Happy New Year Everybody!