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Yoco is an African technology company that builds tools and services to help small businesses get paid, run their business better, and grow. We believe that by opening up more possibilities for entrepreneurs to be successful, we can help create more jobs, enable people to thrive and help to drive our economy forward.
sales and marketing

COVID-19 Lockdown: Level 4 Explained

South Africa will be following a phased approach to ending lockdown. Here’s what you need to know about Level 4.

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Support Small

Support Small: Yoco merchants selling fabric face masks

These are some of the Yoco merchants selling face masks for personal use during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Introducing Yoco’s online payment suite

With Yoco’s new online payment suite, merchants can reignite their cash flow and begin doing business online.

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finances and funding

COVID-19 Payment Relief with South African Banks

Major banks like FNB and Absa have set up payment holidays and relief schemes to assist clients during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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sales and marketing

Social Media: How to Communicate During a Crisis

How do you market your business on social media during COVID-19? Here are 5 guiding principles to help you think through your posts and make decisions as the situation evolves.

finances and funding

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

Despite any slow-down observed in revenue and forward bookings, and the concern this understandably brings, it is worth considering the following before making any decisions that significantly change your strategy.

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Yoco’s Working from Home Guide

To protect the Yoco team and limit COVID-19’s spread, we started working from home. Here’s the guide we used implement our new way of working.

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finances and funding

Safeguarding your business finances during COVID-19

A broad but simple evaluation of your business finances will enable you to make the best decisions possible during the Coronavirus pandemic.

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How to manage your mental wellbeing during COVID-19

COVID-19 has compounded the stress of being an entrepreneur but it’s in times like this that you need to prioritise your mental wellbeing.

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sales and marketing

How to set up a simple online store with Shopify

Shopify has extended their free trial option to 90 days for new customers who want to set up a simple online store in the wake of COVID-19.

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Bryan of Rootbar.

How Rootbar took root

The top apps for entrepreneurs.

Top 8 apps for entrepreneurs

A Yoco event on business growth hosted by the CCDI.

Top business growth learnings from local entrepreneurs

Sheldon Tatchell of Legends Barbershop.

The making of Legends Barbershop

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

How I went from packing devices to developing software

Stacy Kleinhans of Baseline Coffee in Woodstock, Cape Town.

Innovative water-saving tips from Baseline Coffee

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Relief funding for small businesses during COVID-19

The Yoco Store in Parkhurst, Johannesburg.

What we learnt from setting up the Yoco Store

An image of the new Yoco Tap feature.

Yoco Tap: Refresh the till point experience

The Small Business Pivot | Book iBhoni

The entrance of Manifest Yoga in Durban.

Yoga in Durban: Niki and Ellen’s yoga journey

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

How to motivate your employees in a small business

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”

Yoco Capital, a unique short-term working solution for small businesses.

Yoco Capital Update in 2018

A business owner working alongside his employee.

The new minimum wage and how it affects your business

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How to manage your mental wellbeing during COVID-19

Chapel Leather in Cape Town.

Yoco Point of Sale app: Advanced Features

An image of the Yoco Point of Sale App.

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

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

The right work-life balance for entrepreneurs

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

How to prevent credit card fraud in your small business

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

Beat the sales slump: Working on your marketing

A graphic of a mobile payments card machine offered by Yoco.

5 ways to increase your Black Friday sales

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

Doing support at night.

Support at Yoco – we’ve got your back

An image of the Staff Switching feature in action.

Staff switching: How to make employee management easier

Yoco’s Working from Home Guide

A selection of books for entrepreneurs.

15 books for entrepreneurs

Lethabo Mokoena of Walk Fresh.

Walk Fresh: Stepping up the game

Lexi and Dom of Wild Thing yoga studio.

Wild Thing yoga studio

Arlene Mulder, cofounder of WeThinkCode_.

Arlene Mulder solves the digital skills gap

Shannon McLaughlin in the Ubuntu Baba factory in a story about protecting intellectual property.

Whose intellectual property is it anyway?

An image in an article on improving your small businesses online presence.

Improve your small business’s online presence

An image of a map and compass in an article about finding business advice and guidance.

Where to find business advice, guidance and inspiration

two women at a Yoco business networking event

Business Networking for Shy Entrepreneurs

An image of an ethernet switch in an article about internet issues.

A quick guide to troubleshooting internet issues