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Yoco to adjust team size in response to COVID-19 recovery outlook

An update from Katlego Maphai, Yoco co-founder and CEO.

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Yoco’s Working from Home Guide

To protect the Yoco team and limit COVID-19’s spread, we started working from home. Here’s the guide we used implement our new way of working.

The Yoco Bree Street store in Cape Town.
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Right place, right time: launching the Yoco Bree Street Store

We recently launched our new Yoco Bree Street store in Cape Town. Find out why we did it and how it will help local businesses.

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Small business and financial inclusion in South Africa

Small business is a critical part of financial inclusion, but it is often forgotten. Marcello opines on how the Yoco Go changes that.

Arlene Mulder, cofounder of WeThinkCode_.
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Arlene Mulder solves the digital skills gap

WeThinkCode is a tech institute which provides tuition-free software development training to young South Africans. Founder Arlene Mulder wants to close the digital skills gap. Here’s her story and a story from a recent Yoco intern.

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How I went from packing devices to developing software

Ncedile Nkonyana talks about his career journey at Yoco: from working in packing to becoming a coder.

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How Mandisa Mjamba made her career in Tech

Mandisa Mjamba was one of our first software engineers and as the business has grown, so has she. Here is her story.

Mashudu Modau, who works on Open by Yoco.
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Mashudu Modau: Blazing a trail for small businesses

Mashudu Modau is an active figure on the small business scene. Read about Yoco’s own entrepreneur-in-residence.

Nick Jacobs, software developer on open by Yoco.
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Nick Jacobs: From London to Yoco

Meet Nick Jacobs: a Senior Software Engineer at Yoco who relocated from London to Cape Town to join us in our early startup days.

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Behind the scenes of our For The Sales video

Yanick, visual content developer at Yoco, shares the behind the scenes for the For The Sales campaign by Yoco with small business owners.

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How to ask for funding from family and friends

A customer shopping at Patagonia in Cape Town using Yoco.

Yoco Point of Sale app: Set up your store

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8 secrets to managing staff over hectic periods

The Ubuntu Baba factory in Retreat, Cape Town.

Ubuntu Baba: The value of ubuntu

Stacy Kleinhans of Baseline Coffee in Woodstock, Cape Town.

Innovative water-saving tips from Baseline Coffee

Nick Jacobs, software developer on open by Yoco.

Nick Jacobs: From London to Yoco

A man selling ice cream on Cape Town's beaches.

A Lolly To Make You Jolly on Cape Town’s beaches

The Yoco Store in Parkhurst, Johannesburg.

What we learnt from setting up the Yoco Store

Lexi and Dom of Wild Thing yoga studio.

Wild Thing yoga studio

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

Yoco Capital Update in 2018

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

Katlego at Startup Grind: How to build a business

Gcobani Gogoba from Barista CUP in Cape Town.

Why you need a business purpose

The Yoco offices in Parkhurst, Johannesburg.

Growing your business with small businesses

Yoco’s Working from Home Guide

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Managing a hospitality business during COVID-19

A Yoco device and Ultimate Bike accessories.

How Jean Botha is growing Ultimate Bike with Yoco Capital

A stall for Granadilla Swimwear.

Granadilla Swimwear: In love with summer

Chapel Leather in Cape Town.

Yoco Point of Sale: Reporting and Receipt Features

Behind the scenes for the Yoco For The Sales campaign.

Behind the scenes of our For The Sales video

Gugu Nkabinde, CEO and founder of Gugu Intimates.

Gugu Intimates: Nude underwear for African women

Mokgadi Mabela, founder of Native Nosi.

Mokgadi Mabela: Beehind the story

A customer shopping at Patagonia in Cape Town using Yoco.

5 ways Yoco Payments help new businesses

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Meet the Yoco Data Team

Sue van der Linde of Iris House offers five tips for fundraising.

Five fundraising tips from Iris House Founder, Sue van der Linde

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Part 1: Strategy before Social for small businesses

Tech and tools for your business.

Tools for your business

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Support Small: will you join the movement?

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The elevator pitch has left the building

Biltong Rules SA selling at a market in Durban.

How to start a market stall

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Returning customers: The key to growing your business

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When will my new small business need a business attorney?

10 ways to manage revenue in the face of COVID-19

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Yoco’s Integrated Point of Sale Software Solutions

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3 tax tips for small business side hustlers

An image of Yoco being sold at DigiCape in an article about tips for selling on consignment.

4 tips for selling on consignment