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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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sales and marketing

How to set up a simple online store with Shopify

Shopify has extended their free trial option to 90 days for new customers who want to set up a simple online store in the wake of COVID-19.

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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?

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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.

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.

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The new minimum wage and how it affects your business

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COVID-19: How to sanitise your card machine

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

The cheapest data bundles for Yoco merchants

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Beat a sales slump: Working on yourself

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Do you really need business capital?

Kafui Awoonor of Kafui Naturals applying beard cream.

A Q&A with Kafui Naturals

An image of Ncedile Nkonyana, one of the software developers.

How I went from packing devices to developing software

The Yoco Product Development team.

Meet the Yoco Product Team

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

How to ask for funding from family and friends

A Yoco device and Ultimate Bike accessories.

How Jean Botha is growing Ultimate Bike with Yoco Capital

Gugu Nkabinde, CEO and founder of Gugu Intimates.

Gugu Intimates: Nude underwear for African women

Biltong Rules SA selling at a market in Durban.

How to start selling at markets

Selling lollies on the beach.

Seasonal sales: How to deal with them

Towels on the bed at Inkosi Eco Lodge.

Saving the planet with iNkosi Eco Lodge

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

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

5 ways to increase your Black Friday sales

Mikhail of the Yoco support team handling customer queries.

Meet the Yoco Support Team

Alistair Barnes from Ballo in his store in Cape Town.

Seeing business differently: how Ballo puts the planet before profit

An image of Mandisa Mjamba, a software developer on Open by Yoco.

How Mandisa Mjamba made her career in Tech

Chapel Leather in Cape Town.

Yoco Point of Sale app: Advanced Features

A photograph of the Yoco data team.

Meet the Yoco Data Team

Using Yoco to grow the coffee industry.

Driving growth in the coffee industry using technology and data

Doing support at night.

Support at Yoco – we’ve got your back

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”

Behind the scenes for the Yoco For The Sales campaign.

Behind the scenes of our For The Sales video

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Safeguarding your business finances during COVID-19

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Get your small business ready for the festive season

Hlobsile Manana of Mbali Rose Hair.

Mbali Rose Hair: Making a hair business work

A beach promenade in summer.

Is your business ready for Summer?

Stacy Kleinhans of Baseline Coffee in Woodstock, Cape Town.

Innovative water-saving tips from Baseline Coffee

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

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

Thilo Moodley of Thilo's Timeless Closet.

Finding a niche market with Thilo’s Timeless Closet

Getting the most out of your Yoco Point of Sale.

Getting the most from your Yoco Point of Sale

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How to stay connected through the COVID-19 outbreak

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How to get your business website to the top of Google Search