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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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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.

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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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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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insights and advice

Beating a sales slump: Working on your product

Sales are slipping! Maybe now is a good time to really relook and rework your product or service.

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hiring and employees

The new minimum wage and how it affects your business

Do you understand the implications of the new minimum wage for your business? We chatted to Justine Del Monte & Associates and SweepSouth about this new law.

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insights and advice

Beat a sales slump: Working on yourself

The hardest part of hitting a sales slump is picking yourself up. Get tips on how to work on you to dig yourself out of a slump.

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finances and funding

Filter and export your sales history

Improve your reconciliation process with the tools in the Yoco Business Portal. Take care of your sales history easily and efficiently.

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insights and advice

Help! My business is hurting my health

Running a business can have an adverse affect on your health. Find out how to keep yourself healthy while managing a business.

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Small businesses and Coronavirus: the way ahead

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We Heart Anna – I Heart Market’s wonder woman

Biltong Rules SA selling at a market in Durban.

How to start selling at markets

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Setting up your Xero and Yoco Integration

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Introducing Yoco’s online payment suite

Using Yoco to grow the coffee industry.

Driving growth in the coffee industry using technology and data

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

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

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Are you getting the most out of your Yoco Point of Sale App?

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How to choose a Point of Sale system

Entrepreneurs talking to each other at a Yoco Meets event.

Yoco Meets: Connecting entrepreneurs

Getting the most out of your Yoco Point of Sale.

Getting the most from your Yoco Point of Sale

Geoff Noble of Colombo Coffee in Durban.

5 pieces of advice from Colombo Coffee

Jabu Mdluli of Unwrapped in Braamfontein.

The Unwrapped entrepreneur story

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8 secrets to managing staff over hectic periods

The Yoco offices in Parkhurst, Johannesburg.

Growing your business with small businesses

Natasha Napoli, the owner of Nourish'd Cafe in Cape Town.

How Natasha made Nourish’d Cafe and Juicery

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Tax Guide for Small Business Structures in SA

COVID-19 Lockdown: Level 4 Explained

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How can I keep track of all my stock?

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Ubuntu Baba: The value of ubuntu

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Do you really need business capital?

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Where to find business advice, guidance and inspiration

Putting your the official stamp on your business.

When should you register your business?

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COVID-19: How to sanitise your card machine

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3 tax tips for small business side hustlers

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Safeguarding your business finances during COVID-19

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15 books for entrepreneurs

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Tips on gratuity in restaurants and other businesses

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When will my new small business need a lawyer?

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Small business finances checklist for the new entrepreneur

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5 ways to increase your Black Friday sales

Maya Liepaz of the Yoco Growth Team.

Meet the Yoco Growth Team

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Support Small: Yoco merchants selling fabric face masks

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How Mandisa Mjamba made her career in Tech

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Stages of business growth from Start to Take-off