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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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hiring and employees

Staff switching: How to make employee management easier

Many businesses have many employees making sales, which is why we have implemented a new staff switching feature to make it easier for them.

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hiring and employees

8 secrets to managing staff over hectic periods

During busy holiday periods some of your staff may want to take time off. Find out how to manage staff during these critical periods.

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finances and funding

Tax 2019: What you need to know about tax on businesses

The Budget Speech delivered a mixed bag in terms of tax on businesses in 2019. Find out how this will affect in the next tax year.

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customer service

Yoco Tap: Refresh the till point experience

We are excited to announce the arrival of Yoco Tap – an efficient, quick way to get payments from customers seamlessly and without hassle.

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cape town

Whose intellectual property is it anyway?

The story of Ubuntu Baba is a warning and an encouragement for small businesses. Read about the real world of intellectual property.

A Yoco workshop with Google in Durban.
events

Yoco workshop on digital marketing with Google

Yoco – with Google, Digify Africa and Facebook – ran a workshop on digital marketing in Durban. Check out these snippets and learnings.

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seasonal businesses

The right work-life balance for entrepreneurs

The right work-life balance for entrepreneurs is a difficult juggling act. Here are some tips on keeping yourself in check.

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hiring and employees

Motivating your employees in busy times

During the busy season you may need to push your employees harder. Here are tips for keeping your team happy and motivated

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seasonal businesses

Is your business ready for Summer?

The sun is back and so are your customers: Is your business ready for summer? Check out these tips on making sure that your sales heat up too.

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sales and marketing

5 ways to increase your Black Friday sales

Black Friday has come to rival Christmas for sales. Check out 5 tips on how to increase Black Friday sales to kick off the festive season.

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How to start accepting credit card payments

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How to set up a simple online store with Shopify

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Beat the sales slump: Working on your marketing

Siwe Matshisi at her women in business event in Johannesburg.

How Siwe Matshisi is connecting people through business

The Yoco Go and its packaging.

Yoco Go reviews

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The Small Business Pivot | The Yoco Guide

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Beating a sales slump: Working on your product

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How Mandisa Mjamba made her career in Tech

Mikhail of the Yoco support team handling customer queries.

Meet the Yoco Support Team

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Staff switching: How to make employee management easier

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Top funding options for small businesses

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Access to small business funding

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The elevator pitch has left the building

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

“Add it to my tab”: Now you can

Burgers from Smokin' Joes restaurant.

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

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Filter and export your sales history

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The cheapest data bundles for Yoco merchants

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How to stay connected through the COVID-19 outbreak

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Should you use your personal bank account for business?

Sheldon Tatchell of Legends Barbershop.

The making of Legends Barbershop

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When will my new small business need a lawyer?

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

A graphic of a mobile payments card machine offered by Yoco.

5 ways to increase your Black Friday sales

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Tips on gratuity in restaurants and other businesses

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

How Natasha made Nourish’d Cafe and Juicery

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How Jean Botha is growing Ultimate Bike with Yoco Capital

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Five marketing trends to incorporate into your business

Budget Speech 2020

Budget Speech 2020: top five things you need to know

A guide to UIF applications for small business owners

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8 social media tips for business owners during COVID-19

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Loadshedding and your business

The top apps for entrepreneurs.

Top 8 apps for entrepreneurs

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Small business and financial inclusion in South Africa

Biltong Rules SA selling at a market in Durban.

How to start selling at markets