Free Document & Spreadsheet software:

10 years ago when writing documents and spreadsheets it was Microsoft Office Word or Excel or nothing. These days the competition has heated up.

LibreOffice is a free fully fledged suite of programs where you will be able to run a small business efficiently and effectively. Their version of Word and Excel is very similar and the learning curve is non-existent between Microsoft and LibreOffice. The main difference you will notice immediately is the file type is different and you will need to install a plug-in to read Office programs.

The other feature that I love is LibreOffice ability to pdf your document quickly, easily and for free. In fact for whatever reason the PDFs that are created are already natively a smaller file size so you can email without resizing.  What no more 1MB pdfs?!?

Whilst LibreOffice is a great program for the frugal business owner, due to compatibility issues with various file extensions it really isn’t suitable for larger businesses.

Resources - 16 Jul 2015 - by Rob Jennings

About Rob Jennings

When he found himself embroiled in a conversation with someone talking about their ‘customer-centric core competencies’ he realised it was time to create a Web Design Agency that was less about self promoting buzz-words and more about people and giving them the tools to understand the web.

The idea behind We Push Buttons was to create an environment where business owners can learn about building their organisation, whether it be with an outstanding website, SEO or any other marketing ideas. Coming from the art industry and online retail background he knows first hand the needs of growing a business in a tough environment.