Get a Balance Sheet Template FREE
Things You Will Need
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Step 1This guide was written to show you how to get a balance sheet template free. A balance sheet is a statement of the current financial status of any entity and many small business owners just starting out, may be looking for a balance sheet template and do not have much cash to spend. A free balance sheet template might cover one year, an opening business balance, or even span two years, what you choose depends on your business needs.
Step 2You will need a program capable of opening and modifying Excel files. The program might be installed on your computer such as MSOffice, which is a paid office suite. If you do not have MSOffice then there are free programs such as OpenOffice.org or NeoOffice.org to open any balance sheet template you download. As an alternative, you can also consider Google Docs to upload and modify excel and MS Office files. This is an online program and though you can upload your balance sheet template, modify it and then save it to their servers.
Step 3One of the best places to get a free balance sheet template is the office.microsoft.com website. There are number free balance sheets templates posted for download you can browse to find the one that is closest to what your business needs.
Step 4Once you have found the free balance sheet template for you then click the link button. On the next page is a screenshot of the balance sheet template that will let you decide if you want it or not. If you want that balance sheet template there will be a download button you and should click it.
Step 5If MS office is not installed on your computer, or you do not have Active X controls you will get an error when you try to download the free balance sheet template. It will say MSOffice not installed on your computer or Active X controls disabled. Just scroll down the page to the bottom to the section that reads, to install this template manually without solving the problem" and follow the instructions.
Tips & Warnings
You may need a decompression program such as WinZip or Windows compressed folders in order to extract and view the free balance sheet template(s) you download. Save the file to a place on your computer, you can remember easily, and navigate to that location after download is completed and extract.
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