Jonathan Bennett

Start with a Spreadsheet

Let’s get something straight: I’m a big fan of spreadsheets. There’s something satisfying about taking an idea, breaking it down, and seeing it laid out in neat rows and columns. You can quickly spot complexities, see where the real value is, and even identify areas that might need a little more attention.

But here’s a heads-up for all my fellow business owners: while starting with a spreadsheet is great, it’s essential to know when to level up. What begins as a handy tool can, over time, become a crucial part of your operations. And when your business starts depending heavily on a single spreadsheet, things can get a tad dicey.

Making changes? Risky. Keeping track of edits? Tricky. And if you’ve ever faced the chaos of a “mission-critical” spreadsheet going haywire, you know what I’m talking about.

If you’ve got one of those indispensable spreadsheets, it might be time to think about turning it into a custom application. It could be the game-changer your business needs. And hey, if you’re curious about how to make that shift, let’s chat. I’d love to share some insights.