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Daniel Fabre

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.
A list of December markets in South Africa.
seasonal businesses

The best summer markets for (safe) festive shopping

The summer market scene has changed a lot this year, but many have rebooted and refreshed: find the best places to shop this festive season.

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.

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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Geoff Noble of Colombo Coffee in Durban.

5 pieces of advice from Colombo Coffee

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

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

A stall for Granadilla Swimwear.

Granadilla Swimwear: In love with summer

small business burnout

Small business burnout: what it looks like, and 6 things you can do about it!

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Safeguarding your business finances during COVID-19

Lexi and Dom of Wild Thing yoga studio.

Wild Thing yoga studio

Lethabo Mokoena of Walk Fresh.

Walk Fresh: Stepping up the game

sit-in-restaurants-covid-19

Reopening a sit-in restaurant safely during COVID-19

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

Behind the scenes for the Yoco For The Sales campaign.

Behind the scenes of our For The Sales video

An image of Ncedile Nkonyana, one of the software developers.

How I went from packing devices to developing software

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Relief funding for small businesses during COVID-19

The Small Business Pivot | Pandemic-inspired reinvention

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

Katlego at Startup Grind: How to build a business

Budget Speech 2020

Budget Speech 2020: top five things you need to know

The top apps for entrepreneurs.

Top 8 apps for entrepreneurs

Eben Uys, founder of Mad Giant Brewery, shares what he has learnt from building his modest brewery into a world-class destination.

Business lessons from Mad Giant Brewery

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Making space to explore: curious enough to experiment, bold enough to fail

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

Get your small business ready for the festive season

An image of a card in an article about preventing credit card fraud.

How to prevent credit card fraud in your small business

Jabu Mdluli of Unwrapped in Braamfontein.

The Unwrapped entrepreneur story

Meg and Kirsten of the Yoco People Team.

Meet the Yoco People Team

An image of a store front in an article about beating a sales slump with product.

Beating a sales slump: Working on your product

Rifqah of Riff-Wrapped teaches Yoco employees how to wrap a turban.

How value-added marketing helped Rifqah fo Rif-Wrapped

An image of South Africa rand notes in an article about small business funding.

Access to small business funding online

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

Beat the sales slump: working on your marketing

Jennifer Cernades of Orejen in Johannesburg.

Orejen: Opening the door to business

Mpumelelo Mtintso, founder of Book Ibhoni riding past Vilakazi Street.

Books on bikes with Book Ibhoni

15 e-commerce terms you need to know to get started

Easy ways to increase Easter sales.

6 easy ways to increase Easter sales

Theo Baloyi in his office at Bathu Shoes.

Shoe No. 14

Doing support at night.

Support at Yoco – we’ve got your back

A screenshot of a person doing a Google Search.

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

staying connected - yoco formula

Staying connected: how Yoco’s customers played a pivotal role in innovation

A room full of workers in article about employee rights.

Top 5 employee rights every entrepreneur should understand