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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.

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

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

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

A beach promenade in summer.
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.

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

Chapel Leather in Cape Town.
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Yoco Point of Sale app: Advanced Features

We have added some advanced features to the Yoco Point of Sale and we would like to help you get the most out of this free business tool.

An image of the Yoco Point of Sale App.
behind the scenes at yoco

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

Here’s a breakdown of some of the features in the Yoco Point of Sale App, and how you can use them to make running your business simpler. 

A customer shopping at Patagonia in Cape Town using Yoco.
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Yoco Point of Sale app: Set up your store

We have added some powerful functionality to the new Yoco Point of Sale app. Find out how you can set up your store on the app.

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

Five marketing trends to incorporate into your business

Have a look at the latest major marketing trends, and how you can apply these in your business to increase your sales and grow.

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Kafui Awoonor of Kafui Naturals applying beard cream.

A Q&A with Kafui Naturals

A Yoco device and Ultimate Bike accessories.

How Jean Botha is growing Ultimate Bike with Yoco Capital

Mikhail of the Yoco support team handling customer queries.

Meet the Yoco Support Team

A picture of a merchant working on the Business Portal.

Filter and export your sales history

An image in an article about accepting credit card payments.

How to start accepting credit card payments

Rifqah of Riff-Wrapped teaches Yoco employees how to wrap a turban.

How value-added marketing helped Rifqah fo Rif-Wrapped

Mpumelelo Mtintso, founder of Book Ibhoni riding past Vilakazi Street.

Books on bikes with Book Ibhoni

An infographic showing the top uses for business funding.

The top 5 ways small businesses use business funding

Inside a Beerhouse founded by Randolf Jorberg.

The story of Beerhouse

Maya Liepaz of the Yoco Growth Team.

Meet the Yoco Growth Team

At a Sushi Box in Cape Town.

Sushi Box unboxes its potential with Yoco Capital

Lizwe Thabethe of Project Inflamed in Johannesburg.

Project Inflamed lights up menswear

Jennifer Cernades of Orejen in Johannesburg.

Orejen: Opening the door to 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

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

Green Corridors: Looking after Durban

A room full of workers in article about employee rights.

Top 5 employee rights every entrepreneur should understand

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

Katlego at Startup Grind: How to build a business

A photograph of the Yoco data team.

Meet the Yoco Data Team

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

8 secrets to managing staff over hectic periods

A list of December markets in South Africa.

The best December markets

The Yoco Go and its packaging.

Yoco Go reviews

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

Motivating your employees in busy times

Thilo Moodley of Thilo's Timeless Closet.

Finding a niche market with Thilo’s Timeless Closet

Tech and tools for your business.

Tools for your business

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

Why your payment failed

A stall for Granadilla Swimwear.

Granadilla Swimwear: In love with summer

Towels on the bed at Inkosi Eco Lodge.

Saving the planet with iNkosi Eco Lodge

Burgers from Smokin' Joes restaurant.

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

The Yoco offices in Parkhurst, Johannesburg.

Growing your business with small businesses

A selection of books for entrepreneurs.

15 books for entrepreneurs

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

Yoco Point of Sale: Customisable Receipts

The Yoco team at the Happiness Factory.

The Happiness Factory: 5 secrets to sweet success

Sheldon Tatchell of Legends Barbershop.

The making of Legends Barbershop

Selling lollies on the beach.

Seasonal sales: How to deal with them

Bryan of Rootbar.

How Rootbar took root