Daniel

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 selling at markets

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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An image in an article about how returning customers will help you grow your business.

Returning customers: The key to growing your business

10 ways to manage revenue in the face of COVID-19

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5 social media marketing tools for entrepreneurs

A screenshot of a person doing a Google Search.

How to get your business website to the top of Google Search

Why your business needs to start accepting card payments.

5 reasons your business should be accepting card payments

A list of December markets in South Africa.

The best December markets

Christmas decorations in an article about preparing your business for the festive season.

Get your small business ready for the festive season

An infographic showing the top uses for business funding.

The top 5 ways small businesses use business funding

How to deal with negative online comments.

Negative comments online: 9 tips for dealing with them

A stall for Granadilla Swimwear.

Granadilla Swimwear: In love with summer

An image showing the workspace for an entrepreneur.

Small business finances checklist for the new entrepreneur

The Yoco Business Portal screen in article about the uses of the Portal for reconciling accounts and in the course on small business finances.

“I can reconcile my sales in 15 minutes”

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

Top funding options for small businesses

How to pivot your food business during COVID-19

A beach promenade in summer.

Is your business ready for Summer?

An image of a coffee shop in an article on beating a sales slump.

Beat the sales slump: Working on your marketing

A Yoco merchant doing their tax administration.

Tax 2019: What you need to know about tax on businesses

covid-19-small-business-pivot-guide-1200x675

The Small Business Pivot | The Yoco Guide

Lethabo Mokoena of Walk Fresh.

Walk Fresh: Stepping up the game

The Yoco team at the Happiness Factory.

The Happiness Factory: 5 secrets to sweet success

An image of a Yoco device integrating with iKentoo.

How Yoco makes choosing Point of Sale software easy

The top apps for entrepreneurs.

Top 8 apps for entrepreneurs

covid-19-wellbeing-1200x675

How to manage your mental wellbeing during COVID-19

How to get business funding with Yoco Capital

Mokgadi Mabela, founder of Native Nosi.

Mokgadi Mabela: Beehind the story

A selection of books for entrepreneurs.

15 books for entrepreneurs

An image of Mandisa Mjamba, a software developer on Open by Yoco.

How Mandisa Mjamba made her career in Tech

covid-19-support-small-business-directory

Support Small: will you join the movement?

Yoco’s Working from Home Guide

Fabian of the Yoco Finance Team.

Meet the Yoco Finance Team

An article about the stages of business growth.

Stages of business growth from Start to Take-off

New Year's fireworks in an article about setting up your business for the new year.

Get your business off to the right start in the new year

The Olive Branch Deli in an article about stock management.

How can I keep track of all my stock?

An image in the tax guide for small business.

Tax Guide for Small Business Structures in SA

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

How to motivate your employees in a small business