Okay, so I may be only a newbie at this, but it’s too good not to share! My latest tip on improving productivity for your business is Google Docs, Sheets and Slides!

For any business that has two or more staff (in fact, even if you’re a one woman show), this is going to save you time and make you more efficient. Or as my colleague Julz says, ‘it’ll change your life!’

If you don’t know already, it’s basically an online version of Word, Excel and Powerpoint that lets you create, edit, update and share from any computer anywhere.

This means that I can update the document on my laptop at home, which can instantly be seen by Dan on his Mac computer in the office and Karen on her smart phone in Melbourne. All of whom can edit straight away, or make comments that I can see immediately. Brilliant!

The basic version costs nothing, all staff can work on the documents simultaneously so you never have to worry about whether you’re using the latest document that was emailed to you, and it has an automatic save function (literally – there is NO save button), so you never have to worry about losing your work.

You need to have a gmail account to set it up (which is also free!), but you can share it with other staff members even if they don’t have a gmail account.

So go on – get on board and help save your business time and money!

By Liz Fowler