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Daniel is a writer and strategic storyteller. With experience in traditional copywriting, growth marketing and journalism, he specialises in helping startups earn attention and customers.
Alistair Barnes from Ballo in his store in Cape Town.
cape town

Seeing business differently: how Ballo puts the planet before profit

Can you be sustainable and be profitable? Alistair Barnes from Ballo Fashion talks to us about how his business does it.

An image of a piggy bank in an article about using personal accounts for business.
finances and funding

Should you use your personal bank account for business?

Small business banking is like many things in life. Doing it properly in the beginning will save you a lot of time, money and pain in the future.

Julie Taylor, founder of Guns & Rain.
insights and advice

How to go from corporate to business

Taking the leap from corporate life into entrepreneurship is a big step. How do you know you’re ready?

Biltong Rules SA selling at a market in Durban.
insights and advice

How to start a market stall

Tons of work goes into reaching the point where you’re at a market and making sales. Get tips on how to start selling at markets – successfully!

A business owner working alongside his employee.
hiring and employees

The new minimum wage and how it affects your business

Do you understand the implications of the new minimum wage for your business? We chatted to Justine Del Monte & Associates and SweepSouth about this new law.

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

8 secrets to managing staff over hectic periods

During busy holiday periods some of your staff may want to take time off. Find out how to manage staff during these critical periods.

Burgers from Smokin' Joes restaurant.
durban

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

Every champion was once a contender that refused to give up. We caught up with Mo – a partner at Smokin’ Joe’s – to find out how the boxing-themed joint has gained fame and fortune in Durban’s burger scene.

A man selling ice cream on Cape Town's beaches.
cape town

A Lolly To Make You Jolly on Cape Town’s beaches

The roving vendors of Cape Town’s beaches are treasures of the city. Read about the lolly vendors of the beach and how they make business.

A list of December markets in South Africa.
seasonal businesses

The best December markets

We may not have snow as a background, but our best December markets are top-notch. Find the best places to shop in the festive season.

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

The right work-life balance for entrepreneurs

The right work-life balance for entrepreneurs is a difficult juggling act. Here are some tips on keeping yourself in check.

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Sheldon Tatchell of Legends Barbershop.

The making of Legends Barbershop

An image showing the workspace for an entrepreneur.

Small business finances checklist for the new entrepreneur

Boniface Chikwenhere of Unique Driftwood Creations.

Growing Unique Driftwood Creations with Yoco Capital

An image of the Yoco Point of Sale App.

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

The point of sale system at Truth Coffee alongside a Yoco device.

How to choose a Point of Sale system

A customer shopping at Patagonia in Cape Town using Yoco.

5 ways Yoco Payments help new businesses

An image for an article on how to handle VAT and how to get money back from SARS.

VAT 101: Getting money back from SARS

Afrikan Passion Designs: A line of love & eco-edge

The Ubuntu Baba factory in Retreat, Cape Town.

Ubuntu Baba: The value of ubuntu

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

Sine Ndlela of Yo Coco in Cape Town.

Sine Ndlela: Serving love with Yo Coco

Gugu Nkabinde, CEO and founder of Gugu Intimates.

Gugu Intimates: Nude underwear for African women

Business books to help you grow

Books to help you grow your business

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Small businesses and Coronavirus: the way ahead

An image in the tax guide for small business.

Tax Guide for Small Business Structures in SA

Inside a Beerhouse founded by Randolf Jorberg.

The story of Beerhouse

8 reasons why you should have a small business blog

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8 social media tips for business owners during COVID-19

Using Yoco to grow the coffee industry.

Driving growth in the coffee industry using technology and data

A barista in an article about increasing tips the Yoco way.

How to increase your tips – the Yoco way

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Relief funding for small businesses during COVID-19

An image of a stressed man in an article on the effect your business may have on your health.

Help! My business is hurting my health

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6 small business blogging tips and basic guidelines for beginners

A story about Boniface Chikwenhere.

How Boniface is carving out his future

The Yoco Product Development team.

Meet the Yoco Product Team

Mashudu Modau, who works on Open by Yoco.

Mashudu Modau: Blazing a trail for small businesses

Julie Taylor, founder of Guns & Rain.

How to go from corporate to business

Staff motivation at the Hard Pressed Cafe in an article about motivating your employees.

How to motivate your employees in a small business

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

Katlego at Startup Grind: How to build a business

Coins spilling out of a jar in an article about finding funding for your small business.

Top funding options for small businesses

Entrepreneurs talking to each other at a Yoco Meets event.

Yoco Meets: Connecting entrepreneurs

Stacy Kleinhans of Baseline Coffee in Woodstock, Cape Town.

Innovative water-saving tips from Baseline Coffee

e-commerce metrics

7 e-commerce metrics to learn and use for your online store

A photograph of the Yoco data team.

Meet the Yoco Data Team

An image of the Staff Switching feature in action.

Staff switching: How to make employee management easier