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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 image of a candle in the loadshedding article.
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.

The Olive Branch Deli in an article about stock management.
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.

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 and in the course on small business finances.
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.

An image for an article on how to handle VAT and how to get money back from SARS.
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.

An image for an article about tipping in restaurants.
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.

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

8 secrets to managing staff over hectic periods

Yoco at The Stack in Cape Town.

The return of The Stack

The Yoco popup store in Maponya Mall in Soweto.

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

A Yoco device and Ultimate Bike accessories.

How Jean Botha is growing Ultimate Bike with Yoco Capital

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

How to manage your time as a business owner

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

Green Corridors: Looking after Durban

Thilo Moodley of Thilo's Timeless Closet.

Finding a niche market with Thilo’s Timeless Closet

An image in the tax guide for small business.

Tax Guide for Small Business Structures in SA

Mikhail of the Yoco support team handling customer queries.

Meet the Yoco Support Team

Entrepreneurs talking to each other at a Yoco Meets event.

Yoco Meets: Connecting entrepreneurs

The Yoco Store in Parkhurst, Johannesburg.

What we learnt from setting up the Yoco Store

Selling lollies on the beach.

Seasonal sales: How to deal with them

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

Motivating your employees in busy times

Inside a Beerhouse founded by Randolf Jorberg.

The story of Beerhouse

Theo Baloyi in his office at Bathu Shoes.

Shoe No. 14

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

Beating a sales slump: Working on your product

Sue van der Linde of Iris House offers five tips for fundraising.

Five fundraising tips from Iris House Founder, Sue van der Linde

Meg and Kirsten of the Yoco People Team.

Meet the Yoco People Team

An image of South Africa rand notes in an article about small business funding.

Access to small business funding

Sine Ndlela of Yo Coco in Cape Town.

Sine Ndlela: Serving love with Yo Coco

A photograph of the Yoco data team.

Meet the Yoco Data Team

Katlego talking about how to build a business at StartUp Grind.

Katlego at Startup Grind: How to build a business

A business owner working alongside his employee.

The new minimum wage and how it affects your business

An article about the stages of business growth.

Stages of business growth from Start to Take-off

Two people have a cup of coffee in a business mentor meeting.

Finding a business mentor

An image of the Yoco and Xero integration.

Setting up your Xero and Yoco Integration

The Yoco Go and its packaging.

Yoco Go reviews

Gugu Nkabinde, CEO and founder of Gugu Intimates.

Gugu Intimates: Nude underwear for African women

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

Improve your small business’s online presence

A BMX rider on top of a container at Velokhaya Cycling Academy.

Meet the cyclists of Velokhaya

An image of a card in an article about preventing credit card fraud.

How to prevent credit card fraud in your small business

Orange speaker on a wall in an article about marketing trends.

Five marketing trends to incorporate into your business

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

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

The Olive Branch Deli in an article about stock management.

How can I keep track of all my stock?

A selection of books for entrepreneurs.

15 books for entrepreneurs