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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Carl Wazen on building successful partnerships

Carl Wazen, Chief Business Officer at Yoco, takes us through the steps he follows to build success partnerships that help grow the business.

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Geoff Noble of Colombo Coffee in Durban.

5 pieces of advice from Colombo Coffee

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Top 5 employee rights every entrepreneur should understand

Burgers from Smokin' Joes restaurant.

Passion fuels the fire that lights up Smokin’ Joe’s

The Yoco offices in Parkhurst, Johannesburg.

Growing your business with small businesses

Stacy Kleinhans of Baseline Coffee in Woodstock, Cape Town.

Innovative water-saving tips from Baseline Coffee

Maya Liepaz of the Yoco Growth Team.

Meet the Yoco Growth Team

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Should you use your personal bank account for business?

A list of December markets in South Africa.

The best December markets

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How to open a retail store

Gcobani Gogoba from Barista CUP in Cape Town.

Why you need a business purpose

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3 tax tips for small business side hustlers

Zandile Tlhapi of Baby Friendly at her baby store in Khayelitsha, Cape Town.

Zandile Tlhapi: The first home-grown baby store in Khayelitsha

How to get business funding with Yoco Capital

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Green Corridors: Looking after Durban

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”

An image of two parents talking to their child in an article about getting funding from family and friends for your business.

How to ask for funding from family and friends

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

Whose intellectual property is it anyway?

Arlene Mulder, cofounder of WeThinkCode_.

Arlene Mulder solves the digital skills gap

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Finance lessons from #Escape

Boniface Chikwenhere of Unique Driftwood Creations.

Growing Unique Driftwood Creations with Yoco Capital

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Finding a business mentor

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4 tips for selling on consignment

Bryan of Rootbar.

How Rootbar took root

The Ubuntu Baba factory in Retreat, Cape Town.

Ubuntu Baba: The value of ubuntu

Towels on the bed at Inkosi Eco Lodge.

Saving the planet with iNkosi Eco Lodge

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

How I went from packing devices to developing software

Katlego talking about how to build a business at StartUp Grind.

Katlego at Startup Grind: How to build a business

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Top 3 most used features of the Yoco Business Portal

Hlobsile Manana of Mbali Rose Hair.

Mbali Rose Hair: Making a hair business work

An article about the stages of business growth.

Stages of business growth from Start to Take-off

A stall for Granadilla Swimwear.

Granadilla Swimwear: In love with summer

Tina Ngxokolo’s story: culture, fashion and business

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Staff switching: How to make employee management easier

The ladies of La Blosh Nail Boutique.

Taking La Blosh Nail Boutique to the next level

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How to prevent credit card fraud in your small business