What you need to get offered Yoco Capital

What you need to get offered Yoco Capital

Running a business in a country like South Africa has never been as exciting as it is today.

You’ll service all kinds of people from different backgrounds who use many languages. Not to mention the never-ending stream of tourists that visit us every year.

It’s also an exciting time for new businesses. They’re starting out with big dreams. Many of these include the goal of uplifting the community around them. Take a look at Walk Fresh for a great example.

But starting a business does come with more than its fair share of challenges.

In a survey to 3621 businesses across South Africa, half of the business owners said that access to capital is important for their success. Contrast this with the 74% of businesses who were unsuccessful in getting the capital they applied for.

We want to make getting a cash advance easier for small businesses in South Africa.

By October 2018, Yoco had dispersed over R7.3m worth of Yoco Capital to 225 businesses. We understand that it is an important part of making sure that your business grows. So our mission is simple: make growing a business as easy as possible.

This is all you need to get offered Yoco Capital:

1. You have to be a Yoco merchant for at least three months.

This is because we use your Yoco account history and monthly turnover to work out your cash advance offer.

2. Your monthly turnover needs to be more than R4000.

Your cash advance offer can be up to 80% of your monthly sales. If your sales increase, your access to funds increases.

3. You need to make at least ten transactions per month on your Yoco card machine.

Your cash advance is automatically paid back as a percentage of your daily Yoco card sales. The more you swipe, the faster you pay back your cash advance. It’s that simple.

All you have to worry about is getting on with business as usual.

Eligible Yoco merchants receive an email and a notification in their Yoco Business Portal with the cash advance offer.

Click here to learn more about Yoco Capital.

About the author: Lindsay Hardie

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Research and Insights

Lindsay has a degree in Marine Biology and Applied Biology from UCT. Equipped with the perfect skills and experience for a role in research, she works with various departments and businesses to provide insights into the products and people of Yoco.

Lindsay turns her findings into useful resources for Yoco's merchants. She also occasionally publishes content on the Yoco blog.

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