Getting the right people

Sumting Fresh

Yoco Merchant #8827

Hi, my name is Andrew I run and own Sumting Fresh, along with my partner Hezron.

We bring street food to events, celebrations and corporate functions. Over our seven year history we have hired a few employees, who are the bedrock of our business. Whether you are making products or offering a service your people are your business.


Small businesses account for only 44% of jobs in South Africa. In more advanced economies that figure is in the 60 to 70% range.

But, before you start hiring you need to think carefully: hiring is expensive – in time and resources, especially if you get it wrong. This module will help you think about:

  • Do you really need to hire
  • What job you should hire for if you are just starting out 
  • How to find your first hire and stay on the right side of the law

Let’s get started!