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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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 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.

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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

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.

Boniface Chikwenhere of Unique Driftwood Creations.
cape town

Growing Unique Driftwood Creations with Yoco Capital

Access to funding is crucial for small businesses, even business like Unique Driftwood Creations. Boniface explains how it has helped him.

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How I went from packing devices to developing software

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Tax Guide for Small Business Structures in SA

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8 secrets to managing staff over hectic periods

A Yoco event on business growth hosted by the CCDI.

Top business growth learnings from local entrepreneurs

An article about the stages of business growth.

Stages of business growth from Start to Take-off

A Yoco merchant doing their tax administration.

Tax 2019: What you need to know about tax on businesses

An image of South Africa rand notes in an article about small business funding.

Access to small business funding

A business owner working alongside his employee.

The new minimum wage and how it affects your business

Putting your the official stamp on your business.

When should you register your business?

Burgers from Smokin' Joes restaurant.

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

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

Finding a business mentor

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?

The Yoco team at the Happiness Factory.

The Happiness Factory: 5 secrets to sweet success

Mashudu Modau, who works on Open by Yoco.

Mashudu Modau: Blazing a trail for small businesses

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Beat a sales slump: Working on yourself

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

The elevator pitch has left the building

Inside a Beerhouse founded by Randolf Jorberg.

The story of Beerhouse

An image of a vendor sitting on a collar on Cape Town's beaches.

JK Vending: “If you don’t pay with Yoco you must be loco”

Eben Uys, founder of Mad Giant Brewery, shares what he has learnt from building his modest brewery into a world-class destination.

Business lessons from Mad Giant Brewery

Lexi and Dom of Wild Thing yoga studio.

Wild Thing yoga studio

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

Yoco Capital Update in 2018

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How to open a retail store

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Returning customers: The key to growing your business

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Setting up your Xero and Yoco Integration

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Help! My business is hurting my health

The Yoco Business Portal screen in article about the uses of the Portal for reconciling accounts.

“I can reconcile my sales in 15 minutes”

Julie Taylor, founder of Guns & Rain.

How to go from corporate to business

The Yoco offices in Parkhurst, Johannesburg.

Growing your business with small businesses

The Yoco Go and its packaging.

Yoco Go reviews

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5 ways to increase your Black Friday sales

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Improve your small business’s online presence

The ladies of La Blosh Nail Boutique.

Taking La Blosh Nail Boutique to the next level

Hlobsile Manana of Mbali Rose Hair.

Mbali Rose Hair: Making a hair business work

The Hope on Hopkins distillery in Cape Town.

Hands on at Hope on Hopkins

Tech and tools for your business.

Tools for your business