Business tips with the Beehive Girl

By Annelie Petrus /

With the current high unemployment rate in Namibia, I am so proud to see more young people coming up with great business ideas and creating side hustles for themselves and for those who are still employed.

These young hustlers are the entrepreneurs on which the economy of Namibia is being built. Like bees, they are always busy creating work opportunities not only for themselves but for others too.

And for this reason, they need information and tips to help them do better and do more at whatever hustle job they are at.

Here are a few tools which you could begin to work with to make your start-up journey more efficient. These tools will assist you in saving time and money for your small business.

  1. Financial tools

– Freshbooks is a free cloud accounting software that includes powerful features such as time tracking, invoicing, project tracking, and the ability to accept credit card payments.

  1. Project collaboration tools

– Trello is a project management tool that is best suited to those who appreciate visuals and graphs.

  1. Proposal Tools

– Prospero helps you create proposals while also helping you price out each project. For this reason, it’s ideal for new freelancers still getting used to the lay of the land.

  1. Calendar Tools

– Google Calendar is one of the best tools for freelancers in terms of calendar management.

  1. Cloud Storage Tools

– Dropbox is a cloud storage software that is free to use with a set storage limit

– Google Drive includes access to their suite of software tools, including Docs, Sheets, and Slides.

With over 10 years’ of marketing experience, I, Anelie Petrus Eniola, administered different projects. I also worked for international brands in the United Arab Emirates, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi and part of the pre – opening team for LEGOLAND Dubai.

I assisted the Women’s Action for Development as a PA and press officer on a part time basis in 2014.

I also have a great heart for community development. I volunteered at Fawena under the Ministry of Education as a workshop facilitator in 2017, Africa Festival UAE 2018, Dubai Retail Summit 2019, Emirates Literature Festival 2019 and UAE Style Magazine 2019.

I completed a short voiceover training at the School of Audio Engineering in Dubai, Public Speaking training at Straight Street Media, Future Females Business School and am an Alumna for the Young African Leaders Initiative – UNISA 2020.

I am also the Founder of Beehive Events Management cc with the main focus on social entrepreneurship.

With that said, I will be your beehive girl, always busy looking to bring you the most important business tips for hustlers and business up-starters.

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