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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.

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The best summer markets for (safe) festive shopping

The summer market scene has changed a lot this year, but many have rebooted and refreshed: find the best places to shop this festive season.

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insights and advice

Starting a business: getlion shares 5 tips to keep in mind

CEO of getlion, Mathew Marsden, shares some invaluable advice for entrepreneurs who are newly embarking on their business journey – or looking to reinvigorate it.

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How to start accepting credit card payments

There are different ways to start accepting card payments. Some better than others. We compare the different ways to take card payments.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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Filter and export your sales history

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Sine Ndlela: Serving love with Yo Coco

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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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8 essential ingredients for a successful online store

Sheldon Tatchell of Legends Barbershop.

The making of Legends Barbershop

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Small business finances checklist for the new entrepreneur

Inside a Beerhouse founded by Randolf Jorberg.

The story of Beerhouse

10 tips for reopening your beauty business safely

Maya Liepaz of the Yoco Growth Team.

Meet the Yoco Growth Team

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Yoco for WooCommerce | From sign up to set up in less than 10 minutes

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How Boniface is carving out his future

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Motivating your employees in busy times

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“Add it to my tab”: Now you can

Selling lollies on the beach.

Seasonal sales: How to deal with them

Afrikan Passion Designs: A line of love & eco-edge

A list of December markets in South Africa.

The best summer markets for (safe) festive shopping

A Yoco workshop with Google in Durban.

Yoco workshop on digital marketing with Google

The Yoco Go and its packaging.

Yoco Go reviews

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Mashudu Modau: Blazing a trail for small businesses

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5 ways to cut costs during the COVID-19 pandemic

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

Green Corridors: Looking after Durban

The Yoco popup store in Maponya Mall in Soweto.

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

Gcobani Gogoba from Barista CUP in Cape Town.

Why you need a business purpose

Tina Ngxokolo’s story: culture, fashion and business

The point of sale system at Truth Coffee alongside a Yoco device.

How to choose a Point of Sale system

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6 basic Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) tips for beginner bloggers

COVID-19 Lockdown: Advanced Level 3 Explained

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Meet the Yoco Support Team

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Top funding options for small businesses