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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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seasonal businesses

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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finances and funding

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 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.

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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.

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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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Meet the Yoco Data Team

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Do you really need business capital?

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Returning customers: The key to growing your business

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

8 things to consider before you start building an online store

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The top 5 ways small businesses use business funding

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Social media marketing: our one-stop guide for getting started

A selection of books for entrepreneurs.

15 books for entrepreneurs

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Improve your small business’s online presence

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Part 1: Strategy before Social for small businesses

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

How Mandisa Mjamba made her career in Tech

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How to prevent credit card fraud in your small business

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COVID-19: How to sanitise your card machine

How to sell on Instagram: Yoco’s guide for beginners | Part 2

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Master your craft: Focus on what you do best, and delegate the rest

Gugu Nkabinde, CEO and founder of Gugu Intimates.

Gugu Intimates: Nude underwear for African women

Jabu Mdluli of Unwrapped in Braamfontein.

The Unwrapped entrepreneur story

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7 tips for boosting your morning routine while working from home

Maya Liepaz of the Yoco Growth Team.

Meet the Yoco Growth Team

Burgers from Smokin' Joes restaurant.

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

A barista in an article about increasing tips the Yoco way.

How to increase your tips – the Yoco way

Lexi and Dom of Wild Thing yoga studio.

Wild Thing yoga studio

Geoff Noble of Colombo Coffee in Durban.

5 pieces of advice from Colombo Coffee

Why your business needs to start accepting card payments.

5 reasons your business should accept credit card payments in South Africa

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Where to find business advice, guidance and inspiration

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

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

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A Q&A with Kafui Naturals

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Finance lessons from #Escape

5 tips to increase retail sales this (Covid-19) Christmas

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Social Media: How to Communicate During a Crisis

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Finding a business mentor

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

Books on bikes with Book Ibhoni

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5 ways to increase your Black Friday sales

The Small Business Pivot | Book iBhoni Bike Courier Service

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6 small business blogging tips and basic guidelines for beginners