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Seven ways Office 365 can help you run your business

Setting up and running a business is hard work; there never seem to be enough hours in the day to get everything done.

Microsoft is here to help. Office 365, which includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook, can ease the burden and stress by transforming how you work.

Here are seven ways Office 365 can help you run your company:

Create a business plan with templates in Microsoft Word

Creating a business plan? Microsoft Word has templates that can help. Open a new Word document and use Suggested searches to find your template. Just follow the step-by-step instructions to build out your plan and save to OneDrive to share with your team.

Team management made simple with Microsoft Planner

Team management helps your team stay on track with Microsoft Planner. Just open Microsoft Planner, create a new task, assign to a teammate, include a due date, and click Add Task. Automatic email reminders will keep everyone on task.

Build your business budget with Microsoft Excel

Save time building your business budget using Microsoft Excel. First, open a new Excel Workbook and use suggested searches to find your budget template. Then you just need to follow the step-by-step instructions to replace the example content with your data. When you’re done, you can upload your new business budget to OneDrive and share with your team.

Schedule a meeting with Microsoft Teams

Did you know you can schedule a meeting with Microsoft Teams? In Microsoft Teams simply click on Meeting and schedule a Meeting. You can select a channel so an entire team can join, invite individuals, or both. Find a time that works for everyone by using the Scheduling assistant which shows you everyone’s availability. When you schedule the meeting it posts to Conversations in the selected channel and the agenda, content, notes and recordings are all captured in the Teams channel.

Mobile note taking makes it easy to brainstorm on the go with Microsoft OneNote

Mobile note taking makes it easy to capture ideas whenever inspiration strikes with OneNote. Open Microsoft OneNote on your mobile device, select the file and page you want edit, jot down the ideas you want to share, and brainstorm with your team back at the office.

Build your business financial forecast with Microsoft Excel

You can quickly build a financial forecast for your business using Microsoft Excel. First you need to select your sales data in Excel, then click on Forecast Sheet in the Data tab, enter the required information, and click Create. It’s a simple as that.

Plan ahead with a social media editorial calendar using Microsoft Excel

Building a social medial editorial calendar with Microsoft Excel helps you plan ahead. Open a new Excel workbook and search for “social media” to find your template. Save to OneDrive to share and collaborate with your team. Then just fill out the calendar to plan your posts–noting the date, hour, message, link, and visual. Now you’ve got everything you need in the editorial calendar when it’s time to post.