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Starting a business is a daunting prospect, but you don’t have to go through it alone. Read up on how to get going with your new business.

An image of a Yoco merchant pairing their device in article about the cheapest data bundles.
the market

The cheapest data bundles for Yoco merchants

Using your phone or tablet with your card machine makes your business truly mobile. Check our survey to find the cheapest data bundles.

The Yoco Go and its packaging.
yoco products

Yoco Go reviews

The Yoco Go is the new, easy way for businesses to get paid. Read some Yoco Go reviews on social media from real businesses.

Putting your the official stamp on your business.
insights and advice

When should you register your business?

A business doesn’t have to be a company, but there are good reasons to weigh up if you need to register your business. Over time it benefits you.

An image of a piggy bank in an article about using personal accounts for business.
finances and funding

Should you use your personal bank account for business?

Small business banking is like many things in life. Doing it properly in the beginning will save you a lot of time, money and pain in the future.

Julie Taylor, founder of Guns & Rain.
insights and advice

How to go from corporate to business

Taking the leap from corporate life into entrepreneurship is a big step. How do you know you’re ready?

An image of two parents talking to their child in an article about getting funding from family and friends for your business.
finances and funding

How to ask for funding from family and friends

Many entrepreneurs get funding from family and friends. They are the most likely to believe in you. Find out how to do this the right way.

An image of a folder with filed tax returns.
finances and funding

3 tax tips for small business side hustlers

Side hustle businesses are pretty common nowadays, but many people are unaware of the tax implications of running one. Read on for tax tips for small businesses.

Biltong Rules SA selling at a market in Durban.
insights and advice

How to start selling at markets

Tons of work goes into reaching the point where you’re at a market and making sales. Get tips on how to start selling at markets – successfully!

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

When will my new small business need a lawyer?

Setting the right foundations for your business may require legal help. Make sure that you know when to turn to a small business lawyer.

A customer shopping at Patagonia in Cape Town using Yoco.
productivity in business

5 ways Yoco Payments help new businesses

Getting paid should be the simplest part of business. This article shows how Yoco Payments can help new small businesses get their money.

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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 a vendor sitting on a collar on Cape Town's beaches.

JK Vending: “If you don’t pay with Yoco you must be loco”

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

How value-added marketing helped Rifqah fo Rif-Wrapped

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

How Natasha made Nourish’d Cafe and Juicery

Christmas decorations in an article about preparing your business for the festive season.

Get your small business ready for the festive season

Bryan of Rootbar.

How Rootbar took root

The Yoco offices in Parkhurst, Johannesburg.

Growing your business with small businesses

Fabian of the Yoco Finance Team.

Meet the Yoco Finance Team

Why your business needs to start accepting card payments.

5 reasons your business should be accepting card payments

An image of the Staff Switching feature in action.

Staff switching: How to make employee management easier

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

Yoco at The Stack in Cape Town.

The return of The Stack

An image of a open store with no customers in an article about beating a sales slump.

Beat a sales slump: Working on yourself

The Yoco popup store in Maponya Mall in Soweto.

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

A picture of a merchant working on the Business Portal.

Filter and export your sales history

Selling lollies on the beach.

Seasonal sales: How to deal with them

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

Access to small business funding

Mokgadi Mabela, founder of Native Nosi.

Mokgadi Mabela: Beehind the story

Inside a Beerhouse founded by Randolf Jorberg.

The story of Beerhouse

The Ubuntu Baba factory in Retreat, Cape Town.

Ubuntu Baba: The value of ubuntu

A Yoco merchant doing their tax administration.

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

An image of a map and compass in an article about finding business advice and guidance.

Where to find business advice, guidance and inspiration

Lethabo Mokoena of Walk Fresh.

Walk Fresh: Stepping up the game

Yoco Capital, a unique short-term working solution for small businesses.

Yoco Capital Update in 2018

An image of Anna Savage, who runs the I Heart Market in Durban.

We Heart Anna – I Heart Market’s wonder woman

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

Maya Liepaz of the Yoco Growth Team.

Meet the Yoco Growth Team

The Hope on Hopkins distillery in Cape Town.

Hands on at Hope on Hopkins

Hlobsile Manana of Mbali Rose Hair.

Mbali Rose Hair: Making a hair business work

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

“Add it to my tab”: Now you can

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

Beat the sales slump: Working on your marketing

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

The right work-life balance for entrepreneurs

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

5 ways to increase your Black Friday sales

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

VAT 101: Getting money back from SARS