What’s your biggest challenge?


Running a business is hard work, and pushing through challenges every day is what makes entrepreneurs so admirable. In this article we take a look at some of the challenges faced when starting and running your own business.

What’s your biggest challenge?

We are always talking about how entrepreneurs inspire us – because running your own business is no joke. You face challenges everyday that nobody can help you solve. Needless to say it takes bucketloads of strength, passion and determination to pull through and create something great.

We asked some brave business owners about the obstacles they’ve faced. Here’s what they had to say.

What’s the biggest challenge you face running your own business?

“Having the confidence that your idea will move forward and become real is tough at times.”

– Debbie, 61 + Ate

“Handling all aspects at once. Making sure you run your diary on time, making sure there’s enough money, doing your own accounts etc. – while still cutting hair.”

– John, Johnny Scissors

“Tryng to find a balance – I want to be in the kitchen all the time but I also need to take care of the business side of things.”

– Tara, Maison Gateau

“Getting people through the door initially. Capitalising on traffic and growing the business was a challenge for us.”

– Tyron, Crossfit District 6

“The biggest challenge is time. There never seems to be enough time to do everything you need and want to do.”

– Bianca, Punk & Ivy

“As an entrepreneur focused on growing your business, keeping on top of everything can feel like a constant challenge.”

– Bradley, Yoco

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To all the entrepreneurs that overcome these and other challenges every day in order to do what they love – we salute you!

We understand what you’re going through because being a start up, we experience it too. This is why we’re building Yoco. To help combat these challenges and make running your business easier, so you can focus on what you love most.

For more insight into entrepreneurs’ stories, visit our Facebook and Twitter pages.

About the author: Robyn

RobynRobyn - Social media and community manager

When you’re engaging with Yoco on social media, Robyn is the girl you’re talking to. She loves learning from our community and seeing small businesses thrive. In her spare time you’ll find her off hiking in some forest, curled up with a book or singing karaoke (badly).

After graduating with a B.Bus Sci degree from UCT, she found Yoco and jumped in head first. She now manages Yoco’s social media profiles and online community, and writes an article or two for the blog.

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