Tag: insights and advice

What to read

15 books that earned the Yoco team’s stamp of approval

When you’re a busy business owner, the thought of making time to read a book may be the last thing on your mind. Even though it’s something many people enjoy and know they would benefit from, it still feels like a big commitment. What if the book you pick is

Entrepreneurship lessons

Starting a business: The leap from corporate life to entrepreneurship

“Pursue your dreams but do so in a realistic way.” – Julie Taylor If you’re thinking about starting your own business, but need a little nudge in the right direction; or if you’re in the ‘starting’ business growth stage and feeling alone in your entrepreneurial journey, then this is for

Grow your business talks

Top business growth learnings from South African entrepreneurs

“An entrepreneur is someone who has a vision for something and a want to create something.” – David Karp The challenge is in the doing. In a room filled with fellow entrepreneurs, four remarkable business owners took the stage to discuss how to drive vision and create a business. https://youtu.be/V6nEoOrfpxc

Small business growth stages

Stages of business growth: What to focus on from Start to Take-off

Knowing what to focus on at each growth stage is essential when you’re a small business owner. You have limited resources, a big vision and a lot of pressure. Because of this, small business owners sometimes follow the “Hit and Hope” approach – the way a beginner pool player strikes

Yoco Business portal

Top 3 most used features of the Yoco Business Portal

We understand that time is crucial for small business owners. It often it feels like there aren’t enough hours in the day to focus on the things you need to focus on, like building and growing your business. Luckily we have a solution for you – Real-time data. We’ve made your business data

Improve your online presence

Improve your small business’s online presence

We’re set to help as many businesses grow this year as possible. The theme is to tackle one of the biggest problems most entrepreneurs face: How to work “ON” your business, not just “IN” your business and to start the series we’re sharing advice on how to improve your small business’s online presence. What


Carl Wazen on building successful partnerships

A large portion of our growth over the past year can be attributed to the key partnerships we formed.  Needless to say, it hasn’t always been easy and we’ve learnt a lot over the last year. I hope you find these learnings useful. As an entrepreneur, the thought of putting


Tech and Tools: Smarter ways to get more done in your business

Every month over sixty thousand apps are added to the Apple App store, and Google Play with over two million apps. Granted, many of them may be time wasters (except for Angry Birds, obviously) but if you’re not taking advantage of the tech explosion then you’re missing out. Making friends with

Making a video

Making your first Video

Yoco recently launched its first full product video with the help of our agency MADE. We’ve also put together a few in-house videos thanks to Yanick, our resident rock-star tuned video and events marketer.  To say we’ve learnt a lot from the process is an understatement. We’re really excited to