insights and advice

Find insights and advice to help you start, grow and run your business.

Tips on taking your business to the next level.
customer service

Business tips to go the next level

We’ve put together four simple and easy-to-implement business tips that will help you grow your business and take it to the next level.

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business mentorship

Where to find business advice, guidance and inspiration

Some useful places to find business advice, and important questions to ask yourself to help you find the best advice and advisors. 

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insights and advice

Five marketing trends to incorporate into your business

Have a look at the latest major marketing trends, and how you can apply these in your business to increase your sales and grow.

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customer service

Returning customers: The key to growing your business

Returning customers are incredibly important when it comes to growing your business. Read how to improve customer loyalty and track growth.

New Year's fireworks in an article about setting up your business for the new year.
insights and advice

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

A new year is a great opportunity to set your focus and plan for growth. Here are our tips to make sure your business thrives in 2018. 

Coins spilling out of a jar in an article about finding funding for your small business.
finances and funding

Top funding options for small businesses

Find out what the funding options are available for South African business. See which are best suited to your business and goals.

Gcobani Gogoba from Barista CUP in Cape Town.
customer service

Why you need a business purpose

All small businesses need to start with a business purpose. See three powerful examples of strong business purposes from SA entrepreneurs.

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finances and funding

Small business finances checklist for the new entrepreneur

Getting your small business finances right is critical. Check out this list of pointers to help you to take control of your finances.

A selection of books for entrepreneurs.
insights and advice

15 books for entrepreneurs

Must-read books for entrepreneurs that inspire, motivate and challenge your perceptions. The Yoco team shares their recommendations.

A Yoco event on business growth hosted by the CCDI.

Top business growth learnings from local entrepreneurs

Achieving consistent business growth is one of the most challenging things to accomplish. We spoke to four people who have been through it.

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Maya Liepaz of the Yoco Growth Team.

Meet the Yoco Growth Team

A story about Boniface Chikwenhere.

How Boniface is carving out his future

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

“Add it to my tab”: Now you can

Inside a Beerhouse founded by Randolf Jorberg.

The story of Beerhouse

Yoco’s Working from Home Guide

How to get SME funding with Yoco Capital

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

Jennifer Cernades of Orejen in Johannesburg.

Orejen: Opening the door to business

An image of the Yoco Point of Sale App.

Are you getting the most out of your Yoco Point of Sale App?

Towels on the bed at Inkosi Eco Lodge.

Saving the planet with iNkosi Eco Lodge

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

Yoco Capital Update in 2018

Part 2: Looks fade. Personalities don’t.

Tina Ngxokolo’s story: culture, fashion and business

Selling lollies on the beach.

Seasonal sales: How to deal with them

A stall for Granadilla Swimwear.

Granadilla Swimwear: In love with summer

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

Time management tips for business owners

Lizwe Thabethe of Project Inflamed in Johannesburg.

Project Inflamed lights up menswear

The top apps for entrepreneurs.

Top 8 apps for entrepreneurs

Using Yoco to grow the coffee industry.

Driving growth in the coffee industry using technology and data

Orange speaker on a wall in an article about marketing trends.

Five marketing trends to incorporate into your business

Afrikan Passion Designs: A line of love & eco-edge

Kafui Awoonor of Kafui Naturals applying beard cream.

A Q&A with Kafui Naturals

Stacy Kleinhans of Baseline Coffee in Woodstock, Cape Town.

Innovative water-saving tips from Baseline Coffee

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

The right work-life balance for entrepreneurs

A business owner working alongside his employee.

The new minimum wage and how it affects your business

The entrance of Manifest Yoga in Durban.

Yoga in Durban: Niki and Ellen’s yoga journey

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

An article about the stages of business growth.

Stages of business growth from Start to Take-off

Theo Baloyi in his office at Bathu Shoes.

Shoe No. 14


A marketer’s guide to gift vouchers


Yoco to adjust team size in response to COVID-19 recovery outlook

Lethabo Mokoena of Walk Fresh.

Walk Fresh: Stepping up the game

Fabian of the Yoco Finance Team.

Meet the Yoco Finance Team


Managing a hospitality business during COVID-19

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COVID-19: How to sanitise your card machine