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Marijke

Marijke is a chef, entrepreneur and freelance writer. She has an Economics and Law degree from UCT and a Cordon Bleus Grande Diploma from Silwood cookery school. Since selling her restaurant in 2017, she has been pursuing her lifetime fascination with storytelling. She is passionate about sharing the real human experiences, behind the hustle of the entrepreneurial community.
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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.

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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.

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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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insights and advice

Managing a hospitality business during COVID-19

Here are some tips for maintaining and adapting your hospitality business during the pandemic.

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How to pivot your food business during COVID-19

Here are our tips for how to pivot and manage your food business during the COVID-19 lockdown.

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customer service

How to stay connected through the COVID-19 outbreak

Open communication is a key element of survival for businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. But how do you stay connected and what do you say?

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the market

The cheapest data bundles for Yoco merchants

Using your phone or tablet with your card machine makes your business truly mobile. Check our survey to find the cheapest data bundles.

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Yoco Tap: Refresh the till point experience

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Green Corridors: Looking after Durban

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Beat a sales slump: Working on yourself

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Managing a hospitality business during COVID-19

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Five marketing trends to incorporate into your business

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A quick guide to troubleshooting internet issues

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How Jean Botha is growing Ultimate Bike with Yoco Capital

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

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

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Part 1: Strategy before Social for small businesses

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Support Small: will you join the movement?

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Relief funding for small businesses during COVID-19

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Beating a sales slump: Working on your product

The Yoco Store in Parkhurst, Johannesburg.

What we learnt from setting up the Yoco Store

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

How value-added marketing helped Rifqah fo Rif-Wrapped

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Filter and export your sales history

Fabian of the Yoco Finance Team.

Meet the Yoco Finance Team

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

Yoco at The Stack in Cape Town.

The return of The Stack

Yoco’s Working from Home Guide

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How can I keep track of all my stock?

Zandile Tlhapi of Baby Friendly at her baby store in Khayelitsha, Cape Town.

Zandile Tlhapi: The first home-grown baby store in Khayelitsha

The Hope on Hopkins distillery in Cape Town.

Hands on at Hope on Hopkins

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Yoco Meets: Connecting entrepreneurs

Maya Liepaz of the Yoco Growth Team.

Meet the Yoco Growth Team

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Improve your small business’s online presence

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Setting up your Xero and Yoco Integration

A story about Boniface Chikwenhere.

How Boniface is carving out his future

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How Mandisa Mjamba made her career in Tech

Business books to help you grow

Books to help you grow your business

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Access to small business funding online

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The top 5 ways small businesses use business funding

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Yoco Point of Sale app: Set up your store

A Yoco workshop with Google in Durban.

Yoco workshop on digital marketing with Google

How to get SME funding with Yoco Capital