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Marijke Makomba

Marijke is a freelance writer and subeditor. She has a BCom Economics and Law degree from UCT, and a diploma in Digital Content and Copywriting from Red and Yellow. Once upon a time she was a chef-entrepreneur, but since selling her restaurant, she has been pursuing her lifetime fascination with storytelling. She loves to play her cello, read books, and eat tiramisu.
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insights and advice

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

Small business burnout is increasingly common. We look at the common signs and symptoms, and how to address it before it gets you under.

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insights and advice

7 tips for boosting your morning routine while working from home

Working from home is the new normal, but being productive first thing without a separate office space is challenging. Here are our top tips for nailing it!

black-friday
insights and advice

10 tips: using social media for customer service this Black Friday

Social media customer service has never been more important – Black Friday is looming, and customers are increasingly flocking online for support. We’ll look at 10 tips to make sure your business nails it!

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insights and advice

Meet the Yoco Neo: here are 10 things you should know

Introducing the Yoco Neo – our next-generation card machine that stands alone. Say goodbye to complexity and #HelloNeo.

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insights and advice

8 common online shopping problems customers have, and how to remedy them

Some people are still reluctant to shop online. We discuss the top reasons why, and offer some helpful tips on how small businesses can reassure their online customers.

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insights and advice

Beat the sales slump: working on your marketing

When your sales are dipping, the last thing you want to spend money on is marketing. Find out how to adapt your marketing to beat a sales slump.

e-commerce metrics
insights and advice

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

E-commerce metrics enable online businesses to decide, adapt, and grow faster. Here are the 7 most powerful e-commerce metrics, what they mean, and why they really matter.

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productivity in business

Loadshedding and your business

Eskom is an unreliable business partner. Make sure your business is prepared for bouts of loadshedding and other electricity letdowns.

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food, drink and hospitality

Reopening a sit-in restaurant safely during COVID-19

Here are our tips for limiting the spread of COVID-19 and reopening your restaurant safely.

health and beauty

10 tips for reopening your beauty business safely

Advanced Level 3 regulations make it possible for beauty businesses to resume trading but where do you begin?

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5 reasons your business should accept credit card payments in South Africa

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Yoco Point of Sale: Customisable Receipts

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8 common online shopping problems customers have, and how to remedy them

Easy ways to increase Easter sales.

6 easy ways to increase Easter sales

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VAT 101: Getting money back from SARS

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Beat the sales slump: working on your marketing

Geoff Noble of Colombo Coffee in Durban.

5 pieces of advice from Colombo Coffee

The Yoco team at the Happiness Factory.

The Happiness Factory: 5 secrets to sweet success

Gugu Nkabinde, CEO and founder of Gugu Intimates.

Gugu Intimates: Nude underwear for African women

5 tips to increase retail sales this (Covid-19) Christmas

An image of the Yoco Point of Sale App.

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

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MBV Emporium: a dream shop filled with conversation starters

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Reopening a sit-in restaurant safely during COVID-19

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Business Networking for Shy Entrepreneurs

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COVID-19 Lockdown: Level 2 Explained

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Basic steps to improving your online visibility without an e-commerce store

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7 lessons from doing business during Covid-19 to take into 2021

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Learn how to build, run, and grow a profitable online store | Win With Woo

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Finding a business mentor

A stall for Granadilla Swimwear.

Granadilla Swimwear: In love with summer

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

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The elevator pitch has left the building

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Starting a business: getlion shares 5 tips to keep in mind

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

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Returning customers: The key to growing your business

Yoco’s Working from Home Guide

Kafui Awoonor of Kafui Naturals applying beard cream.

A Q&A with Kafui Naturals

Gcobani Gogoba from Barista CUP in Cape Town.

Why you need a business purpose

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Support Small: Yoco merchants selling fabric face masks

Doing support at night.

Support at Yoco – we’ve got your back

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When will my new small business need a business attorney?

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8 reasons why you should choose WooCommerce for your online store

black-friday

10 tips: using social media for customer service this Black Friday

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

How I went from packing devices to developing software

Burgers from Smokin' Joes restaurant.

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