STAY HOME AND STAY SAFE. For more information and support on COVID-19 visit


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.

Yoco App
sales and

Seven things you didn’t know the Yoco App could do

The Yoco App is a multi-faceted, easy to use business management tool that makes day-to-day admin a breeze

sales and marketing

Accepting payments with Apple Pay and your Yoco card machine

Apple Pay is here! Here’s how it works with Yoco card machines to help you get paid faster.

finances and funding

10 things you can do to tackle the risk of small business failure

Small business failure has spiked since the onslaught of Covid-19, and has many entrepreneurs in a panic. Here’s how to tackle the risks, head on.

hiring and employees

7 budget-friendly ways small business owners can motivate staff

Thanking and rewarding your employees is a crucial exercise that ultimately benefits your bottom line. And the good news is, it doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg.

small business burnout
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.

working from home
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!

insights and advice

5 things you can do to set your business up for success in 2021

Give your business the head start it deserves by crossing these crucial to-do’s off your list.


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

The coronavirus drastically changed the way small businesses operate. Here are seven tactics to add to your operational blueprint, courtesy of Covid-19.

insights and advice

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

Stand out from your competitors, increase foot traffic (safely, of course), and see sales sky-rocket by following these tips.

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!

Read More

A guide to UIF applications for small business owners

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

staying connected - yoco formula

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


Part 1: Strategy before Social for small businesses

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

How to motivate your employees in a small business


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

Arlene Mulder, cofounder of WeThinkCode_.

Arlene Mulder solves the digital skills gap

A picture of a messy desk in an article about creating a new business plan for the new year.

New Year, New You, New Business Plan?

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

Improve your small business’s online presence

Alistair Barnes from Ballo in his store in Cape Town.

Seeing business differently: how Ballo puts the planet before profit

Theo Baloyi in his office at Bathu Shoes.

Shoe No. 14


How to get your small business ready for the peak season with Yoco

A closeup of a rand note.

Do you really need business capital?

A business owner working alongside his employee.

The new minimum wage and how it affects your business

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

Beating a sales slump: Working on your product

Maya Liepaz of the Yoco Growth Team.

Meet the Yoco Growth Team


How to start accepting credit card payments

Branding on receipts produced buy the Yoco Point of Sale app.

Yoco Point of Sale: Customisable Receipts

The Hope on Hopkins distillery in Cape Town.

Hands on at Hope on Hopkins

8 reasons why you should have a small business blog

An area that is being cleaned up by Durban Green Corridors.

Green Corridors: Looking after Durban

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

Whose intellectual property is it anyway?

A screenshot of the Yoco Settlement screen in the app.

When will I get my money?

Hlobsile Manana of Mbali Rose Hair.

Mbali Rose Hair: Making a hair business work


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

The Yoco offices in Parkhurst, Johannesburg.

Growing your business with small businesses

Stacy Kleinhans of Baseline Coffee in Woodstock, Cape Town.

Innovative water-saving tips from Baseline Coffee

Bryan of Rootbar.

How Rootbar took root

The Yoco team at the Happiness Factory.

The Happiness Factory: 5 secrets to sweet success

Julie Taylor, founder of Guns & Rain.

How to go from corporate to business

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

How to open a retail shop

The Yoco Go and its packaging.

Yoco Go reviews

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

The right work-life balance for entrepreneurs


9 top email marketing benefits for small businesses

Yoco App

Seven things you didn’t know the Yoco App could do