The Yoco Small Business Pulse hopes to provide an insightful overview of the state of small business in South Africa on a quarterly basis. The Yoco Pulse aims to help small business owners across the country grow their businesses through access to useful information.

The 2019 Quarter 2 issue of the Yoco Small Business Pulse.

Why is running a business more difficult in winter?

Issue 4: 2019 Quarter 2

Pulse score: 26

The Pulse score measures the business confidence of small business owners in South Africa.

Small business owners are losing confidence in the performance of their businesses. This has lead to a one-point drop in the Pulse score in Q2 2019, after a six-point fall the previous quarter.

The 2019 Quarter 1 issue of the Yoco Small Business Pulse.

How does loadshedding affect small business in SA?

Issue 3: 2019 Quarter 1

Pulse score: 27

The Pulse score measures the business confidence of small business owners in South Africa.

Loadshedding was the number one challenge experienced by small business owners this quarter. Learn how entrepreneurs have coped and the consequences for small business if loadshedding continues.

The 2018 Quarter 4 issue of the Yoco Small Business Pulse.

How do small business owners use technology?

Issue 2: 2018 Quarter 4

Pulse score: 32

The Pulse score measures the business confidence of small business owners in South Africa.

79% of small business owners plan to use technology to enable their businesses to grow in the coming year. Read this Pulse to find out how they plan to use tech to start, run and grow their businesses.

An image of the first Yoco Business Pulse on small business funding.

How do small businesses get funding in SA?

Issue 1: 2018 Quarter 3

Pulse score: 32

The Pulse score measures the business confidence of small business owners in South Africa.

More than half of the business owners surveyed said that access to finance was important for their success, but only 17% said that it has been easy to source finance for their business. How do businesses owners find the funding they need in order to run their business?