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Grow

It’s time to grow your small business – but how, with what money and where to. Growing a business is an exciting time, but make sure that you follow these tips and tricks to grow sustainably.

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e-commerce

Learn how to build, run, and grow a profitable online store | Win With Woo

Win With Woo, is the first in a series of online courses. This course will show you step-by-step how to build, run and grow a profitable online store using WooCommerce.  Taught by Felix Norton, a leading e-commerce agency owner, the course breaks down their agency secrets for success with e-commerce. …

e-commerce

8 things to consider before you start building an online store

Before you get to the nuts and bolts of building an online store, here is a pre-build checklist to make sure you have everything you need.

e-commerce

5 signs you’re ready to open an online store for your business

Most small business owners start selling online without a proper e-commerce site. Here’s how to know if you’re ready to open an online store.

Business books to help you grow
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Books to help you grow your business

Top book recommendations to help you learn how to grow your business from South African small business owners.

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finances and funding

The elevator pitch has left the building

The art of making an elevator pitch is key they say. But does it need a shakeup for small businesses looking for support and funding?

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insights and advice

Business Networking for Shy Entrepreneurs

Successful business networking is an infamously delicate dance. Mashudu Modau chats to us about the secrets around business socialising.

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insights and advice

How to open a retail shop

Despite e-commerce booming there is something unique about a brick-and-mortar shop. Find out how to open a retail store with this easy guide.

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business mentorship

Finding a business mentor

We all need help, especially when it comes to small business. But, how do you find and approach a possible business mentor? Read on for more.

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finances and funding

Access to small business funding online

Access to funding is critical for success. Learn what Yoco’s small business community have to say about funding and the challenges they face.

Yoco Capital, a unique short-term working solution for small businesses.
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Yoco Capital Update in 2018

Yoco Capital has recently been updated. With R4 million of capital dispersed to merchants in October 2018 we decided to take it up a notch.

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Using Yoco to grow the coffee industry.

Driving growth in the coffee industry using technology and data

A busy restaurant over the holiday period in an article about managing staff.

8 secrets to managing staff over hectic periods

The Yoco Business Portal screen in article about the uses of the Portal for reconciling accounts and in the course on small business finances.

Yoco POS Sales Reconciliation

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Where to find business advice, guidance and inspiration

An image of a store open sign in an article about opening a retail store.

How to open a retail shop

The Yoco founders at the POS launch.

The Yoco Point of Sale Launch

A whirring calendar in article about managing time as a business owner.

Time management tips for business owners

Lethabo Mokoena of Walk Fresh.

Walk Fresh: Stepping up the game

A selection of books for entrepreneurs.

15 books for entrepreneurs

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Carl Wazen on building successful partnerships

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8 reasons why you should choose WooCommerce for your online store

Budget Speech 2020

Budget Speech 2020: top five things you need to know

Thilo Moodley of Thilo's Timeless Closet.

Finding a niche market with Thilo’s Timeless Closet

An image of Ncedile Nkonyana, one of the software developers.

How I went from packing devices to developing software

Biltong Rules SA selling at a market in Durban.

How to start a market stall

The Ubuntu Baba factory in Retreat, Cape Town.

Ubuntu Baba: The value of ubuntu

Business books to help you grow

Books to help you grow your business

A photograph of the Yoco data team.

Meet the Yoco Data Team

Arlene Mulder, cofounder of WeThinkCode_.

Arlene Mulder solves the digital skills gap

Mokgadi Mabela, founder of Native Nosi.

Mokgadi Mabela: Beehind the story

Dustin Cormack Thompson from Ground Art Caffe.

How Ground Art Caffe simplify their finances with Yoco and Xero

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How to ask for funding from family and friends

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Relief funding for small businesses during COVID-19

The Yoco Bree Street store in Cape Town.

Right place, right time: launching the Yoco Bree Street Store

Mashudu Modau, who works on Open by Yoco.

Mashudu Modau: Blazing a trail for small businesses

Sine Ndlela of Yo Coco in Cape Town.

Sine Ndlela: Serving love with Yo Coco

A screenshot of the Yoco Settlement screen in the app.

When will I get my money?

The Small Business Pivot | Book iBhoni Bike Courier Service

How to deal with negative online comments.

Negative comments online: 9 tips for dealing with them

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Social Media: How to Communicate During a Crisis

An image of Mandisa Mjamba, a software developer on Open by Yoco.

How Mandisa Mjamba made her career in Tech

The Small Business Pivot | Pandemic-inspired reinvention

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Returning customers: The key to growing your business

Alistair Barnes from Ballo in his store in Cape Town.

Seeing business differently: how Ballo puts the planet before profit

Gcobani Gogoba from Barista CUP in Cape Town.

Why you need a business purpose