Grow

It’s time to grow your small business – but how, with what money and where to. Growing a business is an exciting time, but make sure that you follow these tips and tricks to grow sustainably.

Business books to help you grow
insights and advice

Books to help you grow your business

Top book recommendations to help you learn how to grow your business from South African small business owners.

An image of the inside of an elevator in an article about making an elevator pitch.
finances and funding

The elevator pitch has left the building

The art of making an elevator pitch is key they say. But does it need a shakeup for small businesses looking for support and funding?

two women at a Yoco business networking event
insights and advice

Business Networking for Shy Entrepreneurs

Successful business networking is an infamously delicate dance. Mashudu Modau chats to us about the secrets around business socialising.

An image of a store open sign in an article about opening a retail store.
insights and advice

How to open a retail store

Despite e-commerce booming there is something unique about a brick-and-mortar shop. Find out how to open a retail store with this easy guide.

Two people have a cup of coffee in a business mentor meeting.
business mentorship

Finding a business mentor

We all need help, especially when it comes to small business. But, how do you find and approach a possible business mentor? Read on for more.

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finances and funding

Access to small business funding

Access to funding is critical for success. Learn what Yoco’s small business community have to say about funding and the challenges they face.

Yoco Capital, a unique short-term working solution for small businesses.
yoco capital

Yoco Capital Update in 2018

Yoco Capital has recently been updated. With R4 million of capital dispersed to merchants in October 2018 we decided to take it up a notch.

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cape town

Sushi Box unboxes its potential with Yoco Capital

When Sushi Box was looking to open new locations Yoco Capital was there to give them a boost. Christo Bornman chats about using Yoco Capital.

insights and advice

How to get business funding with Yoco Capital

When it’s time to grow you need funding. Get business funding with Yoco Capital by following these easy steps and grow your empire.

An infographic showing the top uses for business funding.
insights and advice

The top 5 ways small businesses use business funding

A big part of running a business is making sure it grows. But what should you use business funding for? Read up on what local businesses do.

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Sheldon Tatchell of Legends Barbershop.

The making of Legends Barbershop

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A quick guide to troubleshooting internet issues

The Yoco Bree Street store in Cape Town.

Right place, right time: launching the Yoco Bree Street Store

Balanced rocks in article about the right work-life balance as an entrepreneur.

The right work-life balance for entrepreneurs

Biltong Rules SA selling at a market in Durban.

How to start selling at markets

A room full of workers in article about employee rights.

Top 5 employee rights every entrepreneur should understand

Doing support at night.

Support at Yoco – we’ve got your back

Getting the most out of your Yoco Point of Sale.

Getting the most from your Yoco Point of Sale

two women at a Yoco business networking event

Business Networking for Shy Entrepreneurs

Katlego talking about how to build a business at StartUp Grind.

Katlego at Startup Grind: How to build a business

Towels on the bed at Inkosi Eco Lodge.

Saving the planet with iNkosi Eco Lodge

A busy restaurant over the holiday period in an article about managing staff.

8 secrets to managing staff over hectic periods

An image in the tax guide for small business.

Tax Guide for Small Business Structures in SA

Sue van der Linde of Iris House offers five tips for fundraising.

Five fundraising tips from Iris House Founder, Sue van der Linde

A new feature from Yoco that allows you to add tabs to an order.

“Add it to my tab”: Now you can

A whirring calendar in article about managing time as a business owner.

How to manage your time as a business owner

Chapel Leather in Cape Town.

Yoco Point of Sale app: Advanced Features

Tips on taking your business to the next level.

Business tips to go the next level

Mokgadi Mabela, founder of Native Nosi.

Mokgadi Mabela: Beehind the story

An image of a map and compass in an article about finding business advice and guidance.

Where to find business advice, guidance and inspiration

Maya Liepaz of the Yoco Growth Team.

Meet the Yoco Growth Team

An image of a store front in an article about beating a sales slump with product.

Beating a sales slump: Working on your product

A screenshot of a person doing a Google Search.

How to get your business website to the top of Google Search

At a Sushi Box in Cape Town.

Sushi Box unboxes its potential with Yoco Capital

Stacy Kleinhans of Baseline Coffee in Woodstock, Cape Town.

Innovative water-saving tips from Baseline Coffee

Tech and tools for your business.

Tools for your business

A picture of a messy desk in an article about creating a new business plan for the new year.

New Year, New You, New Business Plan?

An image of two parents talking to their child in an article about getting funding from family and friends for your business.

How to ask for funding from family and friends

Rifqah of Riff-Wrapped teaches Yoco employees how to wrap a turban.

How value-added marketing helped Rifqah fo Rif-Wrapped

An article about the stages of business growth.

Stages of business growth from Start to Take-off

An image of a open store with no customers in an article about beating a sales slump.

Beat a sales slump: Working on yourself

The Yoco popup store in Maponya Mall in Soweto.

Behind the scenes of the first Yoco Pop Up Store in Soweto

An image of Mandisa Mjamba, a software developer on Open by Yoco.

How Mandisa Mjamba made her career in Tech

Hlobsile Manana of Mbali Rose Hair.

Mbali Rose Hair: Making a hair business work

An image of a Yoco merchant pairing their device in article about the cheapest data bundles.

The cheapest data bundles for Yoco merchants