8 September 2023

We recently had the pleasure of hosting a fantastic 3-hour Excel workshop, and we're excited to share the highlights with you.

Our workshop was tailor-made for Hawke's Bay business owners, designed to help those with no prior Excel experience. We understand that running a small business in our beautiful Hawke's Bay region can be challenging, and that's why we brought in the expert, Ben Clist.

Ben, the owner of BC2, is a true Hawkes Bay gem. As a Microsoft Certified Trainer and seasoned professional, he knows the ins and outs of Excel like the back of his hand. But what makes him stand out is his deep understanding of business operations. He's not just about technology; he's about using it to make your business better.


Here's a quick recap of what went down in our Excel workshop:

1. Learning the Basics: Ben kicked things off with a crash course in Excel. Even if you'd never opened the program before, he made it easy to follow along. No jargon, just simple explanations.

2. Margin Calculator Project: The highlight of the workshop was the Margin Calculator project. Ben guided you through step by step, showing you how to organize, analyze, and visualize your business data. By the end, you could practically feel the power of Excel at your fingertips.

3. Interactive Lessons: It wasn't all theory! Ben kept things engaging with hands-on exercises. He encouraged questions, making sure everyone was on the same page.

4. Real-World Applications: What sets this workshop apart is its practicality. Everything you learned can be applied directly to your business. Whether you're tracking expenses or monitoring sales, Excel is now your trusty sidekick.

5. Networking: You also had the chance to connect with fellow business owners from Hawkes Bay. Sharing experiences and tips was just the icing on the cake.

6. Expert Guidance: With Ben's personalized consulting, contracting, and training services, you know you have a resource right here in Hawkes Bay. He's not just a trainer; he's your partner in success.

Our workshop wasn't just about Excel; it was about boosting your confidence and helping you make informed decisions for your business. 

We want to extend our heartfelt thanks to Ben Clist for his expertise and dedication. And, of course, a big shoutout to all the Hawke's Bay small business owners who joined us. Your enthusiasm made this workshop a success!

Stay tuned for more exciting events and workshops tailored to your needs. We're here to support your journey to success in Hawke5's Bay. Excel at Excel and watch your business thrive!