Learnings

Starting a business: The leap from corporate life to entrepreneurship


Starting a business is daunting, exciting and one of the biggest learning curves you'll ever experience. Leaving the safety of an office job to become your own boss is not an easy decision. We spoke to an entrepreneur who's been there.

Katlego at Startup Grind: Top 3 takeaways

Growing a business from an idea into a functioning operation is an adventure, to say the least. Yoco CEO and co-founder, Katlego Maphai, sat down with StartUp Grind Cape Town to share Yoco’s journey and what he’s learnt along the way.

Here are the top 3 learnings that got us thinking.

Entrepreneur Story: Rootbar

The dedication and passion shown by entrepreneurs is always inspirational to us. This week we're inspired by Bryan and Colette, co-founders of Rootbar. They shared the inspiration behind the business, how they dealt with unexpected growth and how Yoco helps speed up their service.

Entrepreneur Story: Grain Food and Wood

The dedication and passion shown by entrepreneurs is always inspirational to us. This week we're inspired by Lare and Gerrie, co-founders of Grain Food and Wood. This is the story of the philosophy behind their business, the ups and downs they've faced and their advice for fellow entrepreneurs.

Advice For Aspiring Entrepreneurs

The best people to give advice on starting a business are those who have done it themselves. We asked a few of the entrepreneurs using Yoco what they’ve learnt while starting and managing their businesses. Here’s what they had to say.

Entrepreneur Story: Four and Twenty Cafe

The dedication and passion shown by entrepreneurs is always inspirational to us. This week we're inspired by Marijke and Tracy, co-founders of Four & Twenty Cafe, who shared the breathtaking inspiration behind their restaurant and gave us some advice for when things get tough.

Entrepreneur Story: Johnny Scissors

The dedication and passion shown by entrepreneurs is always inspirational to us. This week we're inspired by John, whose passion for hair lead him to start his own professional stylist & barber. This is the story behind Johnny Scissors and how Yoco has helped him on his journ

Entrepreneur Story: Maison Gateau

The dedication and passion shown by entrepreneurs is always inspirational to us. This week we're inspired by Tara, whimsical cake creator and founder of Maison Gateau. This is the story behind her bakery and how Yoco has helped her on her journey.