//Business: Telkom launches Yep! app to grow small businesses

Business: Telkom launches Yep! app to grow small businesses

As the tough economic environment continues to affect industries adversely, small businesses are hit the hardest. But Telkom Business has good news.

Helping the growth of small businesses in SA that have been severely hit by the Covid-19 pandemic, Telkom Business has launched its latest innovation, Yep! on Google Play and Apple App store.

Yep! is a digital marketplace where customers can safely search for and purchase from small, trusted businesses.

The app is geared towards economic sustainability, creating a long-term future for small businesses.

“Think of Yep! as a friend to small businesses, as it provides a scalable solution to help grow and enhance their reach,” says Lunga Siyo, CEO of Telkom Business.

“The pandemic has far-reaching effects, none of which paint a bright future for many businesses and even more so in SA where small to medium-sized enterprises form the backbone of the economy.”

Users can easily locate businesses or services they require in their area, request quotes from multiple businesses at the same time, directly book appointments from the app, view the store online, and review its ratings.

Users can also create their own online store with their own unique branding and upload their list of services to find new customers.

In 2019, small businesses generated more than a quarter of total turnover in business services, trade, community, social and personal services, according to Stats SA.

With the current crisis, National Treasury projects that more than seven-million jobs could be lost as a result.

“Yep! will play a critical role in ensuring the survival of the country’s small businesses that we’ve come to rely on, and help provide for and grow the job sector,” says Siyo

Yep! is proudly rallied by Telkom Small Business and Medium Business (SMB). Try it now and download the app from your app store.

Telkom SMB focuses on small and medium-sized enterprises within Telkom and includes data and voice connectivity, information technology services, and marketing services.

(BusinessDay)