Have a plan – Excel helps

Templates for Excel for planning nearly everything: Your wedding, your holiday and many more!

Step by Step Idea Planner Template

Having a great idea is good and brainstorming is always necessary to shape an idea and make it work. But in the fast-evolving environment of today’s markets, it is also necessary to approach a good idea with a great plan. Our free Step by Step Idea Planner MS Excel template helps you to do just that. It helps you to solve the problem methodically by first describing your objectives and goals, setting a due date, detailing the necessary steps involved, and then assigning the tasks to different individuals. It has also a resource list where you can consolidate all the external resources you and your team are using for this project so that you have a better overview and access to them.

This free Excel workbook is, while highly functional, is very easy to work with and features a minimalistic design and appearance. All in all, it takes a minimal time to learn how it works and will be productive and efficient from the start. It is also print-ready and can be printed with one click.

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Vacationplanner 2017

Just like last year I offer my vacation-planner 2017 today for free. I’m sorry that it took so long. I just forgot about it and made other excel-templates instead.


Update: There are new planner for 2018, 2019 and 2020.


Here we go with the vacation-planner 2017. As you can see in the next picture you get an overview for your employees when there are on vacation or on duty. Just activated the cell and format it with a color (I use darkgreen here).

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Activity Log Template

Free Excel templates are great, but they are not great enough if they don’t help to improve our health.

According to the American Heart Association, one should have at least 150 minutes of moderate activity each week. This can also be substituted with 75 minutes of vigorous activity per week. The Amercian Heart Association continues that physical activity boosts mental wellness, improves physical health, and prolongs one’s optimal health and life.

This time, we’ve come up with another brand new free Excel template that not only pleases the eye but also lets you keep track of your daily activity, helping to improve your health and wellness.

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Expense Report MS Excel Template

 

The Expense Report free Microsoft Excel template helps you keep track of your expenses when on a business trip. It is also print ready so that you can send it directly to your superior. The minimalistic design and the overview it offers remind you of the costs without occupying too much of your time and energy.

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Workout Log Free MS Excel Template

Living a healthy life is paramount to professional and private success and in addition to a healthy food, doing sports is one of the pillars of achieving such a goal. Our free Workout Log MS Excel template will help you to keep track of your daily activity and the calories burnt. Please keep in mind that based on your age, profession, and general health conditions, different types and amounts of activities will yield the best possible results. So it is necessary to have a way to plan ahead, track what you’ve planned and adjust it periodically.

This free Workout Log Microsoft Excel Workbook to keep track of the average duration (in minutes) of your activity, the average distance you’ve moved, your average pace (per hour), the average calories you’ve burnt, and your average weight.

As most of our Excel template, this one here also has a minimalistic design and the functionality is very easy to learn so it won’t waste your time and you would be productive from the start. Just enter the details of your workout into the excel worksheet and it’ll give you an overview of your activities. Have fun (as I had) and happy healthy life.

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Trip Planner Template

This time, we are going to present the Travel Planner MS Excel template. Those of you who travel a lot, whether for business or leisure, know very well that there are a lot of small details (and some big ones) that can get overlooked and in effect ruin a supposedly beautiful and fruitful travel. After all one’s mind can remember only that much. The solution? Planning.

Trip Planner is a beautifully designed free MS Excel WorkBook that tries to cover every aspect of a trip by dividing it into 4 worksheets as follows:

  1. Travel
  2. Lodging
  3. Activities
  4. Budget

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Ticket Sales Tracker MS Excel Template

Have you ever hosted and managed an event where tickets are sold for participants? You can always outsource the job or use some online service, but for small events that are hosted by a family or a family run small business, it is in many cases better to keep it local and handy. Our Ticket Sales Tracker free Microsoft Excel template helps you to easily track different types of sold tickets and the resulting income.

The Ticket Sales Tracker MS Excel template enables you to set different costs for different types of tickets including Adult, Child and Discounted and will automatically show you the total number of sold tickets and the total resulting income.

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2017 Monthly Calendar Template – 3 Styles

No full year calendar goes without a matching monthly calendar and after publishing the 2017 Full Year Calendar MS Excel template, we decided to follow with monthly calendars. But this time, we are featuring 3 styles of this free Excel template in just one post: The light, the bold, and the wall styles. While all these templates have the same functionality, the appearance and visual designs are quite different and appropriate for distinct occasions. Needless to say that all of the 3 templates are ready for print.

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Wedding Budget Planner Template

Planning and organizing a wedding isn’t a small feat and there are an endless number of gaffes and errors that could lead to embarrassment and more. In fact, remembering all the important details, from little to the big ones, is really hard. That is why there are so many wedding planners out there.

But if you are one of those DIY types, you’ll definitely need the Wedding Budget Planner MS Excel template. After all, you can’t keep track of everything and at the end the bills for a perfect wedding get out of control. With the free Budget Planner Excel template, it won’t be like this. You will estimate your costs and budget from the first and split it among different categories by percentage to keep an overall record of your wedding spendings.

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2017 Full Year Calendar Microsoft Excel Template

We are still about 3 months away from 2017 but some early birds are already asking for next year’s calendar and that is a good thing. Having a clear picture and schedule for the future is one of the pillars to become successful, professionally and privately. The 2017 Full Year Calendar features 14 sheets. The first sheet shows all the 12 months at a glance and gives you space to write down some notes. The next 12 sheets belong to every month and show you public holidays and have also a place where you can write down some notes. The last sheet is for January 2018, so that plan ahead.

It should be noted that this calendar is print ready.

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Monthly Household Budget Microsoft Excel Template

Monthly Household Budget MS Excel Template

The Monthly Household Budget free template, helps you to set up your monthly budget professionally, without the need to seek out professional help. Don’t let the easy to use and friendly user interface fool you. It is fully packed with tons of functionalities. In fact, if you are planning to buy a car, save for your retirement, or just want to keep track of how you (or anyone else for that matter) spend your hard-earned money over the month, this free Excel template is one of the easiest and most functional options out there.

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Weekly Meal Planner Microsoft Excel Template

Weekly Meal Planner MS Excel

This week, I like to introduce one of my most favorite Excel templates, namely the Weekly Meal Planner. A friend of mine recently asked me to create an Excel template for his wife, a proficient Excel user herself, to help her in her weekly task of putting together a meal plan for the whole family. The initial template wasn’t as huge as this free Excel template, and had only a fraction of its current functionality, but fortunately, I received very much appreciated positive feedback from my friend’s wife and was encouraged to build on it. The free MS Excel template that follows is the result of many iterations and adjustments to create a functional but at the same time easy to use template.

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4 Week Project Timeline Microsoft Excel Template

Managing more than a few projects at the same time is quite a feat that can bring you headaches. People usually forget meetings, miss deadlines and end spending more time managing than doing actual work. This is where the overhead becomes more than the real work and you won’t be productive anymore and start wasting your own and your teammates valuable time down the road.

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Payoff Calculator Microsoft Excel Template

Payoff Calculator for MS Excel

Today we’ll introduce another very useful free Excel template for personal purposes. The Payoff Calculator is a visually clean and appealing Excel workbook that allows you to easily forecast what it will take to pay off your credit card at different interest rates and payment amounts per months.

Based on your input, this free MS Excel template will show you how many months it’ll take to fully pay off your debt and how much interest you’ll have to pay in total. In addition to simple numbers, the template shows the results in the form of charts.

Have a peek at the nice chart of the Payoff Calculator Excel template:

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A Comprehensive Guide on Free Excel Templates for Startups

In the last few days, I was busy researching different options that would help young business startups get up and running their new venture and therefore we didn’t publish our weekly free excel template last week.

But to make up for what we missed last week, I’ve come up with a thorough post about using free MS Excel templates readily available on the market, and some free MS Word templates too for that matter, which will help you pave the way for your seed to grow, bloom and survive in an increasingly competitive market.

According to a recent report by the US Small Business Administration, there are around 28 million small businesses in the US that create a proud 64 percent of new private sector jobs every year.

Every second, 3 startups are born worldwide (Three Startups per Second!) that adds up to a staggering 100 million new businesses every year! But unfortunately, about 90 percent of them will fail. Despite the high risks of investing in startups, in the US alone, the sheer number of 48.3 billion USD in venture capital is invested in startups every year.

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