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.

Business books to help you grow
insights and advice

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 store

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

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.
yoco capital

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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cape town

Sushi Box unboxes its potential with Yoco Capital

When Sushi Box was looking to open new locations Yoco Capital was there to give them a boost. Christo Bornman chats about using Yoco Capital.

insights and advice

How to get business funding with Yoco Capital

When it’s time to grow you need funding. Get business funding with Yoco Capital by following these easy steps and grow your empire.

An infographic showing the top uses for business funding.
insights and advice

The top 5 ways small businesses use business funding

A big part of running a business is making sure it grows. But what should you use business funding for? Read up on what local businesses do.

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Balanced rocks in article about the right work-life balance as an entrepreneur.

The right work-life balance for entrepreneurs

Arlene Mulder, cofounder of WeThinkCode_.

Arlene Mulder solves the digital skills gap

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Staff switching: How to make employee management easier

Why your business needs to start accepting card payments.

5 reasons your business should be accepting card payments

A stall for Granadilla Swimwear.

Granadilla Swimwear: In love with summer

The Yoco Go and its packaging.

Yoco Go reviews

How to deal with negative online comments.

Negative comments online: 9 tips for dealing with them

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Loadshedding and your business

A list of December markets in South Africa.

The best December markets

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VAT 101: Getting money back from SARS

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Meet the cyclists of Velokhaya

Theo Baloyi in his office at Bathu Shoes.

Shoe No. 14

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COVID-19: How to sanitise your card machine

Eben Uys, founder of Mad Giant Brewery, shares what he has learnt from building his modest brewery into a world-class destination.

Business lessons from Mad Giant Brewery

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Small business finances checklist for the new entrepreneur

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

Yoco Capital Update in 2018

An image of the Yoco Point of Sale App.

Are you getting the most out of your Yoco Point of Sale App?

Two people have a cup of coffee in a business mentor meeting.

Finding a business mentor

An area that is being cleaned up by Durban Green Corridors.

Green Corridors: Looking after Durban

The Yoco offices in Parkhurst, Johannesburg.

Growing your business with small businesses

Mokgadi Mabela, founder of Native Nosi.

Mokgadi Mabela: Beehind the story

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

8 secrets to managing staff over hectic periods

The Hope on Hopkins distillery in Cape Town.

Hands on at Hope on Hopkins

An image of a folder with filed tax returns.

3 tax tips for small business side hustlers

A Yoco device and Ultimate Bike accessories.

How Jean Botha is growing Ultimate Bike with Yoco Capital

Lethabo Mokoena of Walk Fresh.

Walk Fresh: Stepping up the game

The Yoco popup store in Maponya Mall in Soweto.

Behind the scenes of the first Yoco Pop Up Store in Soweto

A Yoco merchant doing their tax administration.

Tax 2019: What you need to know about tax on businesses

The ladies of La Blosh Nail Boutique.

Taking La Blosh Nail Boutique to the next level

Budget Speech 2020

Budget Speech 2020: top five things you need to know

Shannon McLaughlin in the Ubuntu Baba factory in a story about protecting intellectual property.

Whose intellectual property is it anyway?

A graphic of a mobile payments card machine offered by Yoco.

5 ways to increase your Black Friday sales

The top apps for entrepreneurs.

Top 8 apps for entrepreneurs

An image of a vendor sitting on a collar on Cape Town's beaches.

JK Vending: “If you don’t pay with Yoco you must be loco”

Sue van der Linde of Iris House offers five tips for fundraising.

Five fundraising tips from Iris House Founder, Sue van der Linde