What is Savvy Spreadsheets?
Savvy Spreadsheets is for regular people. It’s for people who have Excel on their computers, but don’t know much about it, don’t really use it, or simply just don’t like it. My templates are simple and pretty. They are so easy to use, that you’ll actually enjoy using them 😉 .
My templates are designed to improve your life. They’re meant to simplify and organize your finances, your schedule, your household, or your business. They’re meant to make your life easier, not more complicated.
How I got started
I studied Business as an undergraduate at UC Berkeley, and that’s when I discovered the world of Excel. Over the years, I’ve had many jobs in many industries, ranging from consulting, finance, and fashion. Throughout my career, I continued to build upon my knowledge of Excel. I learned a very important lesson from all of my jobs – and that’s the fact that most people don’t actually like to use spreadsheets!
The truth is that spreadsheets tend to feel like work, and people just don’t like to work. Especially not during their free time. Most spreadsheet templates look like a whole bunch of numbers in tiny little boxes. They are intimidating, complicated, or just plain boring. Even I, a self-proclaimed Excel geek, don’t want to touch most of the spreadsheet templates I see out there.
In 2013, I started making my own Excel templates, ones that I would actually enjoy using on a daily basis. I like to look at clean lines, bright colors, and casual fonts. So I incorporated these design elements into my templates. I like buttons, checkboxes, and automated features. So I added these things with macros and VBA to make my templates more user-friendly and interactive. I realized that other people might like these templates too, so I put them up on a website, and called it Savvy Spreadsheets.
What I do now
I recently left the corporate world and am now a stay-at-home mom to an adorable little girl. As any mom knows, my life revolves around my baby. I work on Savvy Spreadsheets whenever I can, which basically means whenever she sleeps 😉 . My tight schedule pushes me to find ways to save time and/or make my day easier. My templates are no exception. They’ve all passed my “busy mom test.” If it’s not something that a busy mom would want to use, then it’s not good enough for Savvy Spreadsheets!