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YocoLife brings you updates from inside Yoco. From events to employee profiles, launches and events. Check out our careers page to hear about job opportunities.

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The Yoco recipe for customer empathy

Before we can create products and services that are meaningful and our customers love to use, we need to understand who they are, and what they need.

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Set your business up for success by keeping it simple

Simplicity became a way of life at Yoco. It became our daily mantra for ensuring that we committed to clear objectives and then delivered on those to the very best of our ability.

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

Part of the reason we developed the Yoco Formula is that it prioritises growth both on personal and professional level.

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Making space to explore: curious enough to experiment, bold enough to fail

One of our core values is to ‘make space to explore’. It speaks to prioritising, carving out time, and starting endeavours with this mindset.

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Staying connected: how Yoco’s customers played a pivotal role in innovation

By staying connected and transparent, we learnt a great deal from the people inside and out the business. Our customers helped us to find our way through the choppy waters, by listening attentively to their needs.

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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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Lizwe Thabethe of Project Inflamed in Johannesburg.

Project Inflamed lights up menswear

A Yoco workshop with Google in Durban.

Yoco workshop on digital marketing with Google

Julie Taylor, founder of Guns & Rain.

How to go from corporate to business

The top apps for entrepreneurs.

Top 8 apps for entrepreneurs

8 things to consider before you start building an online store

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7 lessons from doing business during Covid-19 to take into 2021

A Yoco event on business growth hosted by the CCDI.

Top business growth learnings from local entrepreneurs

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Safeguarding your business finances during COVID-19

The Small Business Pivot | The Yoco Guide

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How to manage your mental wellbeing during COVID-19

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9 top email marketing benefits for small businesses

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Support at Yoco – we’ve got your back

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10 things you can do to tackle the risk of small business failure

Tech and tools for your business.

Tools for your business

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

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How to set up a simple online store with Shopify

Fabian of the Yoco Finance Team.

Meet the Yoco Finance Team

Hlobsile Manana of Mbali Rose Hair.

Mbali Rose Hair: Making a hair business work

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

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

Yoco’s Working from Home Guide

Meg and Kirsten of the Yoco People Team.

Meet the Yoco People Team

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Small business finances checklist for the new entrepreneur

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7 budget-friendly ways small business owners can motivate staff

Chapel Leather in Cape Town.

Yoco Point of Sale: Reporting and Receipt Features

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COVID-19 Payment Relief with South African Banks

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How to sell on Instagram: Yoco’s guide for beginners | Part 1

Jennifer Cernades of Orejen in Johannesburg.

Orejen: Opening the door to business

Kafui Awoonor of Kafui Naturals applying beard cream.

A Q&A with Kafui Naturals

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Finding a business mentor

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Reopening a sit-in restaurant safely during COVID-19

A list of December markets in South Africa.

The best summer markets for (safe) festive shopping

Using Yoco to grow the coffee industry.

Driving growth in the coffee industry using technology and data

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3 tax tips for small business side hustlers

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Small business burnout: what it looks like, and 6 things you can do about it!

The logo of #Escape in Johannesburg. They share their finance lessons in this article.

Finance lessons from #Escape