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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.

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

A screenshot of the Yoco Settlement screen in the app.
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.

The Yoco Business Portal screen in article about the uses of the Portal for reconciling accounts.
cape town

“I can reconcile my sales in 15 minutes”

The Yoco Business Portal helps entrepreneurs manage their businesses with its many free tools. Find out how to reconcile sales quickly.

A whirring calendar in article about managing time as a business owner.
insights and advice

How to manage your time as a business owner

Time is the rarest resource and we often spend it poorly. Learn how to manage your time as an entrepreneur to make the most of what you have.

A failed payment on a Yoco card machine as seen on the connecting mobile device.
customer service

Why your payment failed

A failed payment at the till is the most awkward situation you can face as a business owner. What do you do? Read this piece and get help.

A screenshot of a person doing a Google Search.
insights and advice

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

The top of Google Search is gold for your business website. Find out how to get your website to the top of Google and stay there.

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finances and funding

VAT 101: Getting money back from SARS

Did you know that you may be able to get a tax rebate for Value Added Tax (VAT). Learn about what VAT is and how you can manage it.

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food, drink and hospitality

Tips on gratuity in restaurants and other businesses

Running a fair tipping system is challenging. We chatted to merchants about how they manage tipping in restaurants and other businesses.

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

A new feature from Yoco that allows you to add tabs to an order.
food, drink and hospitality

“Add it to my tab”: Now you can

No more remembering orders or writing them down on pieces of paper. Make use of the new Saved Bills feature to add tabs for your customers.

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New Year's fireworks in an article about setting up your business for the new year.

Get your business off to the right start in the new year

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

How Mandisa Mjamba made her career in Tech

A closeup of a rand note.

Do you really need business capital?

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

A image of a candle in the loadshedding article.

Loadshedding and your business

An image of the new Yoco Tap feature.

Yoco Tap: Refresh the till point experience

An image of the Staff Switching feature in action.

Staff switching: How to make employee management easier

The Yoco popup store in Maponya Mall in Soweto.

Behind the scenes of the first Yoco Pop Up Store in Soweto

Kafui Awoonor of Kafui Naturals applying beard cream.

A Q&A with Kafui Naturals

Sine Ndlela of Yo Coco in Cape Town.

Sine Ndlela: Serving love with Yo Coco

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

Whose intellectual property is it anyway?

Thilo Moodley of Thilo's Timeless Closet.

Finding a niche market with Thilo’s Timeless Closet

The top apps for entrepreneurs.

Top 8 apps for entrepreneurs

Jabu Mdluli of Unwrapped in Braamfontein.

The Unwrapped entrepreneur story

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Improve your small business’s online presence

Getting the most out of your Yoco Point of Sale.

Getting the most from your Yoco Point of Sale

An image of the Yoco and Xero integration.

Setting up your Xero and Yoco Integration

Stacy Kleinhans of Baseline Coffee in Woodstock, Cape Town.

Innovative water-saving tips from Baseline Coffee

An image of a stressed man in an article on the effect your business may have on your health.

Help! My business is hurting my health

A pic of the guys at Colombo Coffee in Durban in an article about motivating your employees.

Motivating your employees in busy times

A failed payment on a Yoco card machine as seen on the connecting mobile device.

Why your payment failed

A busy restaurant over the holiday period in an article about managing staff.

8 secrets to managing staff over hectic periods

Entrepreneurs talking to each other at a Yoco Meets event.

Yoco Meets: Connecting entrepreneurs

An image of a lawyer signing a contract for a new small business.

When will my new small business need a lawyer?

The Yoco team at the Happiness Factory.

The Happiness Factory: 5 secrets to sweet success

Yoco at The Stack in Cape Town.

The return of The Stack

Maya Liepaz of the Yoco Growth Team.

Meet the Yoco Growth Team

Inside a Beerhouse founded by Randolf Jorberg.

The story of Beerhouse

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

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

A new feature from Yoco that allows you to add tabs to an order.

“Add it to my tab”: Now you can

A photograph of the Yoco data team.

Meet the Yoco Data Team

A Yoco event on business growth hosted by the CCDI.

Top business growth learnings from local entrepreneurs

Chapel Leather in Cape Town.

Yoco Point of Sale app: Advanced Features

Bryan of Rootbar.

How Rootbar took root

Tech and tools for your business.

Tools for your business