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Get insights and practical advice on how to run a small business from experts and Yoco merchants. Pick up tips to keep your business running smoothly.

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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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productivity in business

How to manage your mental wellbeing during COVID-19

“Hey fam! We’re on a break from tomorrow for the national lockdown, and aren’t sure when we’ll be back. But we hope you’ll stay safe and indoors during this time.” This sort of text might be familiar to you from the days leading up to the national lockdown. You might …

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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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yoco products

COVID-19: How to sanitise your card machine

Sanitise your card machine to prevent the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Here are our tips for how to clean your card machine effectively.

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insights and advice

Small businesses and Coronavirus: the way ahead

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, Yoco has made provisions for the wellbeing of staff as well to ensure business continuity for all merchants.

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finances and funding

Budget Speech 2020: top five things you need to know

The 2020 Budget Speech was surprisingly positive with proposals in the pipeline to provide more funding and support for small business owners.

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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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sales and marketing

How can I keep track of all my stock?

Selling lots of products comes with headaches. We’ve developed a way to track your stock with the Yoco Point of Sale app.

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finances and funding

New Year, New You, New Business Plan?

The freshness of a new year is the best time for a new business plan. Take stock of what the old year taught you and plan for the new.

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finances and funding

When will I get my money?

Unlike cash, digital payments take time. When will I get my money is a question many merchants ask before they join Yoco. Check out how we keep everything transparent in the Yoco app.

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Stacy Kleinhans of Baseline Coffee in Woodstock, Cape Town.

Innovative water-saving tips from Baseline Coffee

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Help! My business is hurting my health

Julie Taylor, founder of Guns & Rain.

How to go from corporate to business

A list of December markets in South Africa.

The best December markets

The Yoco Product Development team.

Meet the Yoco Product Team

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3 tax tips for small business side hustlers

The point of sale system at Truth Coffee alongside a Yoco device.

How to choose a Point of Sale system

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How to start accepting credit card payments

Gcobani Gogoba from Barista CUP in Cape Town.

Why you need a business purpose

Tech and tools for your business.

Tools for your business

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Top 3 most used features of the Yoco Business Portal

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

How Mandisa Mjamba made her career in Tech

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Five marketing trends to incorporate into your business

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5 ways to increase your Black Friday sales

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Motivating your employees in busy times

Bryan of Rootbar.

How Rootbar took root

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Finding a business mentor

Mashudu Modau, who works on Open by Yoco.

Mashudu Modau: Blazing a trail for small businesses

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Carl Wazen on building successful partnerships

An infographic showing the top uses for business funding.

The top 5 ways small businesses use business funding

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Top 5 employee rights every entrepreneur should understand

Boniface Chikwenhere of Unique Driftwood Creations.

Growing Unique Driftwood Creations with Yoco Capital

Towels on the bed at Inkosi Eco Lodge.

Saving the planet with iNkosi Eco Lodge

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Top funding options for small businesses

Burgers from Smokin' Joes restaurant.

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

A screenshot of the Yoco Settlement screen in the app.

When will I get my money?

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Do you really need business capital?

Nick Jacobs, software developer on open by Yoco.

Nick Jacobs: From London to Yoco

Tips on taking your business to the next level.

Business tips to go the next level

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Returning customers: The key to growing your business

The ladies of La Blosh Nail Boutique.

Taking La Blosh Nail Boutique to the next level

The Yoco Bree Street store in Cape Town.

Right place, right time: launching the Yoco Bree Street Store

An image of a store open sign in an article about opening a retail store.

How to open a retail store

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Loadshedding and your business

A story about Boniface Chikwenhere.

How Boniface is carving out his future