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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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Sheldon Tatchell of Legends Barbershop.

The making of Legends Barbershop

How to pivot your food business during COVID-19

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How to ask for funding from family and friends

The Yoco team celebrating 10 000 merchants.

Growth lessons: 0 to 10k Yoco merchants

Inside a Beerhouse founded by Randolf Jorberg.

The story of Beerhouse

Chapel Leather in Cape Town.

Yoco Point of Sale: Reporting and Receipt Features

At a Sushi Box in Cape Town.

Sushi Box unboxes its potential with Yoco Capital

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The cheapest data bundles for Yoco merchants

The Yoco Business Portal screen in article about the uses of the Portal for reconciling accounts and in the course on small business finances.

Yoco POS Sales Reconciliation

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When will I get my money?

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Improve your small business’s online presence

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5 social media marketing tools for entrepreneurs

8 things to consider before you start building an online store

The Yoco offices in Parkhurst, Johannesburg.

Growing your business with small businesses

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Yoco’s Integrated Point of Sale Software Solutions

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Help! My business is hurting my health

A customer shopping at Patagonia in Cape Town using Yoco.

5 ways Yoco Payments help new businesses

A Yoco workshop with Google in Durban.

Yoco workshop on digital marketing with Google

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Yoco Business Portal: Dashboard, Sales Report & Sales History

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Should you use your personal bank account for business?

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The top 5 ways small businesses use business funding

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Returning customers: The key to growing your business

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Part 1: Strategy before Social for small businesses

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Small business finances checklist for the new entrepreneur

Lexi and Dom of Wild Thing yoga studio.

Wild Thing yoga studio

Tina Ngxokolo’s story: culture, fashion and business

The Small Business Pivot | Pandemic-inspired reinvention

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Do you really need business capital?

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Green Corridors: Looking after Durban

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

Gugu Nkabinde, CEO and founder of Gugu Intimates.

Gugu Intimates: Nude underwear for African women

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Top funding options for small businesses

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Social Media: How to Communicate During a Crisis

Stacy Kleinhans of Baseline Coffee in Woodstock, Cape Town.

Innovative water-saving tips from Baseline Coffee

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

We Heart Anna – I Heart Market’s wonder woman