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
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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.

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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?

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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.

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insights and advice

How to open a retail shop

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.

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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 online

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.
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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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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 SME 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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Gugu Nkabinde, CEO and founder of Gugu Intimates.

Gugu Intimates: Nude underwear for African women

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A marketer’s guide to gift vouchers

A graphic of a mobile payments card machine offered by Yoco.

5 ways to increase your Black Friday sales

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Part 1: Strategy before Social for small businesses

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Help! My business is hurting my health

The Yoco offices in Parkhurst, Johannesburg.

Growing your business with small businesses

Why your business needs to start accepting card payments.

5 reasons your business should accept credit card payments in South Africa

How to deal with negative online comments.

Negative comments online: 9 tips for dealing with them

The Yoco founders at the POS launch.

The Yoco Point of Sale Launch

Staff motivation at the Hard Pressed Cafe in an article about motivating your employees.

How to motivate your employees in a small business

A lego image on building partnership.

Carl Wazen on building successful partnerships

An image of Ncedile Nkonyana, one of the software developers.

How I went from packing devices to developing software

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The Small Business Pivot | The Yoco Guide

The Yoco Store in Parkhurst, Johannesburg.

What we learnt from setting up the Yoco Store

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Tax Guide for Small Business Structures in SA

Using Yoco to grow the coffee industry.

Driving growth in the coffee industry using technology and data

A story about Boniface Chikwenhere.

How Boniface is carving out his future

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

The cheapest data bundles for Yoco merchants

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Returning customers: The key to growing your business

An image of the new Yoco Tap feature.

Yoco Tap: Refresh the till point experience

Shannon McLaughlin in the Ubuntu Baba factory in a story about protecting intellectual property.

Whose intellectual property is it anyway?

Gcobani Gogoba from Barista CUP in Cape Town.

Why you need a business purpose

Entrepreneurs talking to each other at a Yoco Meets event.

Yoco Meets: Connecting entrepreneurs

A man selling ice cream on Cape Town's beaches.

A Lolly To Make You Jolly on Cape Town’s beaches

The Small Business Pivot | Book iBhoni Bike Courier Service

At a Sushi Box in Cape Town.

Sushi Box unboxes its potential with Yoco Capital

Siwe Matshisi at her women in business event in Johannesburg.

How Siwe Matshisi is connecting people through business

Dustin Cormack Thompson from Ground Art Caffe.

How Ground Art Caffe simplify their finances with Yoco and Xero

The top apps for entrepreneurs.

Top 8 apps for entrepreneurs

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

The Yoco Go and its packaging.

Yoco Go reviews

Mokgadi Mabela, founder of Native Nosi.

Mokgadi Mabela: Beehind the story

Lexi and Dom of Wild Thing yoga studio.

Wild Thing yoga studio

Natasha Napoli, the owner of Nourish'd Cafe in Cape Town.

How Natasha made Nourish’d Cafe and Juicery

The logo of #Escape in Johannesburg. They share their finance lessons in this article.

Finance lessons from #Escape