I promise this is not going to be the most exciting post you’ll read this week, but it may well be the most useful. For the past few years I’ve used Microsoft’s free templates for both work and personal use. There is tonnes of stuff you can download for free on virtually any topic. These not only save time, but they look pretty professional – like you’ve spent hours on it, rather than five minutes.
For business use – there are templates to help write a business plan, a project plan, an office party invite and some great looking office stationary (letter heads, business cards, brochures, newsletters).
Whilst there are templates for personal use such as cards and party invites, most of these need a bit more work to bring them up to scratch for my taste. Two useful areas I stumbled across are; a wedding planning section and CV (resume) templates here. Neither of which I need right now, but you never know, there may just be someone out there willing to take me on.
If you know other useful and free resources out there, please share.