Starting your own business is a big, scary step into the unknown. But after getting the low down from thousands of small business owners across the country, their advice is simple - Just Start. Watch the film to meet some of the businesses that started selling with Yoco.


Your guide to getting started

Starting a business is a journey into the unknown. One that’s best navigated with a little guidance. The Art of Getting Started Paper, together with our Get Started Guide are practical resources that give you the basics needed to get going.

Get Started Guide

Let the people who’ve done it guide you through the practical steps of starting, setting up, marketing, hiring and growing a business.

Art of Getting Started Paper

We surveyed 4 000 small business owners. Here are their 8 key pieces of advice for taking the first step and starting your business.


Business in a box competition

A one-stop startup kit to get you selling in no time.

What's in the box?

  • Yoco Wireless Pro card machine
  • New iPad 6 Wifi 32GB
  • Yoco Grand Stand for iPad
  • Yoco Point of Sale
  • 6-month Over-Pro Subscription
  • 1-year Xero Starter Pack Membership
  • The Heavy Chef ‘Guide To Starting A Business In South Africa’ Book by Heavy Chef & Xero for Startups​
  • Govchain New Business Registration​
  • Google My Business Website and Business Verification​
  • Lifecheq Business Financial Review​

Ways to enter:

There are 3 easy ways to enter the competition and win one of fifteen ‘Business in a box’ prizes worth over R20 000 each.


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Sign up for the Yoco Get Started Guide for practical tips or Download the Yoco "Art of Getting Started" Paper


Buy tickets to any one of the Yoco “Just Start Workshops” in Pretoria, Polokwane and Bloemfontein


Everything your business needs from the first step

Card Payments

Accept card payments and start growing your business today.

Point of Sale

Process card payments, manage your stock and track sales.

Business Portal

Dynamic business insights in the cloud, at your fingertips.

Yoco Capital

Get quick access to business finance to help you grow.

Get the stuff you need to know to grow your business, straight into your inbox.


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The Art of Getting Started