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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.

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e-commerce

Learn how to build, run, and grow a profitable online store | Win With Woo

Win With Woo, is the first in a series of online courses. This course will show you step-by-step how to build, run and grow a profitable online store using WooCommerce.  Taught by Felix Norton, a leading e-commerce agency owner, the course breaks down their agency secrets for success with e-commerce. …

e-commerce

8 things to consider before you start building an online store

Before you get to the nuts and bolts of building an online store, here is a pre-build checklist to make sure you have everything you need.

e-commerce

5 signs you’re ready to open an online store for your business

Most small business owners start selling online without a proper e-commerce site. Here’s how to know if you’re ready to open an online store.

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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Theo Baloyi in his office at Bathu Shoes.

Shoe No. 14

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Five marketing trends to incorporate into your business

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Get your business off to the right start in the new year

Entrepreneurs talking to each other at a Yoco Meets event.

Yoco Meets: Connecting entrepreneurs

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

How to motivate your employees in a small business

A customer shopping at Patagonia in Cape Town using Yoco.

Yoco Point of Sale app: Set up your store

Part 2: Looks fade. Personalities don’t.

The ladies of La Blosh Nail Boutique.

Taking La Blosh Nail Boutique to the next level

The Yoco Product Development team.

Meet the Yoco Product Team

Budget Speech 2020

Budget Speech 2020: top five things you need to know

Chapel Leather in Cape Town.

Yoco Point of Sale: Reporting and Receipt Features

Julie Taylor, founder of Guns & Rain.

How to go from corporate to business

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5 social media marketing tools for entrepreneurs

Burgers from Smokin' Joes restaurant.

Passion fuels the fire that lights up Smokin’ Joe’s

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

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Small business and financial inclusion in South Africa

An image of Yoco being sold at DigiCape in an article about tips for selling on consignment.

4 tips for selling on consignment

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Why your payment failed

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How to prevent credit card fraud in your small business

An image of Anna Savage, who runs the I Heart Market in Durban.

We Heart Anna – I Heart Market’s wonder woman

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COVID-19 Payment Relief with South African Banks

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Meet the Yoco Data Team

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The top 5 ways small businesses use business funding

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8 secrets to managing staff over hectic periods

Tshepo the Jean Maker and his employees.

A man of the denim cloth

A screenshot of the Yoco Settlement screen in the app.

When will I get my money?

Thilo Moodley of Thilo's Timeless Closet.

Finding a niche market with Thilo’s Timeless Closet

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Beat the sales slump: Working on your marketing

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How to stay connected through the COVID-19 outbreak

Bryan of Rootbar.

How Rootbar took root

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Introducing Yoco’s online payment suite

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How to increase your tips – the Yoco way

Geoff Noble of Colombo Coffee in Durban.

5 pieces of advice from Colombo Coffee

The Yoco team celebrating 10 000 merchants.

Growth lessons: 0 to 10k Yoco merchants

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

Katlego at Startup Grind: How to build a business