Tag: insights and advice

Small business growth stages

Stages of business growth: What to focus on from Start to Take-off

Knowing what to focus on at each growth stage is essential when you’re a small business owner. You have limited resources, a big vision and a lot of pressure. Because of this, small business owners sometimes follow the “Hit and Hope” approach – the way a beginner pool player strikes

Yoco Business portal

Top 3 most used features of the Yoco Business Portal

We understand that time is crucial for small business owners. It often it feels like there aren’t enough hours in the day to focus on the things you need to focus on, like building and growing your business. Luckily we have a solution for you – Real-time data. We’ve made your business data

Improve your online presence

Improve your small business’s online presence

We’re set to help as many businesses grow this year as possible. The theme is to tackle one of the biggest problems most entrepreneurs face: How to work “ON” your business, not just “IN” your business and to start the series we’re sharing advice on how to improve your small business’s online presence. What


Carl Wazen on building successful partnerships

A large portion of our growth over the past year can be attributed to the key partnerships we formed.  Needless to say, it hasn’t always been easy and we’ve learnt a lot over the last year. I hope you find these learnings useful. As an entrepreneur, the thought of putting


Tech and Tools: Smarter ways to get more done in your business

Every month over sixty thousand apps are added to the Apple App store, and Google Play with over two million apps. Granted, many of them may be time wasters (except for Angry Birds, obviously) but if you’re not taking advantage of the tech explosion then you’re missing out. Making friends with

Making a video

Making your first Video

Yoco recently launched its first full product video with the help of our agency MADE. We’ve also put together a few in-house videos thanks to Yanick, our resident rock-star tuned video and events marketer.  To say we’ve learnt a lot from the process is an understatement. We’re really excited to

Mad Giant Beer and Yoco

Learnings from Giants and Madmen

When we asked Eben Uys how he came up with the name ‘Mad Giant’ he looked at us with a crooked smile and explained: “When your dreams are as big as giants you have to be a madman to chase them.” Eben is the type of down to earth guy

A dashboard with a difference

“Understand the books. It is so critical to know your businesses position on a daily basis. I can make such fast and informed strategic decisions at the drop of a hat because I’m so involved in my daily books.” – Kyle Dods, Founder of My Place We know how important

South African young entrepreneurs share their business advice

Business advice from entrepreneurs

When you’re starting a business, you often have to find your way and learn as you go. Every day is a new challenge and a new problem to solve. This is why we’re incredibly inspired by young entrepreneurs that take the risk and make owning their own business a reality.

dealing with data

Dealing with data

You don’t know, what you don’t know until you know it. Exposure is how you learn.” Lungisa, Yoco co- founder. When it comes to running a business any entrepreneur will tell you it’s a huge learning curve. Half the things you thought were right turn out to be wrong and