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Read articles and stories about Cape Town-based businesses. Find out how business owners are doing it in the Mother City.

Alistair Barnes from Ballo in his store in Cape Town.
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Seeing business differently: how Ballo puts the planet before profit

Can you be sustainable and be profitable? Alistair Barnes from Ballo Fashion talks to us about how his business does it.

A stall for Granadilla Swimwear.
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Granadilla Swimwear: In love with summer

Adam and Joshua started Granadilla Swimwear as a love note to Cape Town summers. Now their business is heating up. Read their story.

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

The Yoco Business Portal helps entrepreneurs manage their businesses with its many free tools. Find out how to reconcile sales quickly.

Zandile Tlhapi of Baby Friendly at her baby store in Khayelitsha, Cape Town.
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Zandile Tlhapi: The first home-grown baby store in Khayelitsha

Zandi Tlhapi of Baby Friendly has big ambitions for her baby store – the first homegrown baby store in Khayelitsha. Read about her journey.

A BMX rider on top of a container at Velokhaya Cycling Academy.
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Meet the cyclists of Velokhaya

Velokhaya Cycle Academy: Yoco Merchant #6 887

The Hope on Hopkins distillery in Cape Town.
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Hands on at Hope on Hopkins

Lucy and Leigh Beard: Yoco Merchant #137

A man selling ice cream on Cape Town's beaches.
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A Lolly To Make You Jolly on Cape Town’s beaches

The roving vendors of Cape Town’s beaches are treasures of the city. Read about the lolly vendors of the beach and how they make business.

Shannon McLaughlin in the Ubuntu Baba factory in a story about protecting intellectual property.
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Whose intellectual property is it anyway?

The story of Ubuntu Baba is a warning and an encouragement for small businesses. Read about the real world of intellectual property.

An image of a vendor sitting on a collar on Cape Town's beaches.
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JK Vending: “If you don’t pay with Yoco you must be loco”

JK Vending: Yoco Merchant #22 968

The Ubuntu Baba factory in Retreat, Cape Town.
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Ubuntu Baba: The value of ubuntu

Ubuntu Baba: Yoco Merchant #12 119

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Gcobani Gogoba from Barista CUP in Cape Town.

Why you need a business purpose

A stall for Granadilla Swimwear.

Granadilla Swimwear: In love with summer

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8 social media tips for business owners during COVID-19

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

The Yoco team at the Happiness Factory.

The Happiness Factory: 5 secrets to sweet success

Bryan of Rootbar.

How Rootbar took root

8 things to consider before you start building an online store

A BMX rider on top of a container at Velokhaya Cycling Academy.

Meet the cyclists of Velokhaya

An image of an old typewriter in an article about financial inclusion.

Small business and financial inclusion in South Africa

Balanced rocks in article about the right work-life balance as an entrepreneur.

The right work-life balance for entrepreneurs

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

4 tips for selling on consignment

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How to get your small business ready for the peak season with Yoco

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Loadshedding and your business

A story about Boniface Chikwenhere.

How Boniface is carving out his future

Arlene Mulder, cofounder of WeThinkCode_.

Arlene Mulder solves the digital skills gap

Behind the scenes for the Yoco For The Sales campaign.

Behind the scenes of our For The Sales video

An image of the inside of an elevator in an article about making an elevator pitch.

The elevator pitch has left the building

An area that is being cleaned up by Durban Green Corridors.

Green Corridors: Looking after Durban

An image of a open store with no customers in an article about beating a sales slump.

Beat a sales slump: Working on yourself

Sine Ndlela of Yo Coco in Cape Town.

Sine Ndlela: Serving love with Yo Coco

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Budget Speech 2020: top five things you need to know

The Yoco Store in Parkhurst, Johannesburg.

What we learnt from setting up the Yoco Store

A beach promenade in summer.

Is your business ready for Summer?

Siwe Matshisi at her women in business event in Johannesburg.

How Siwe Matshisi is connecting people through business

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A marketer’s guide to gift vouchers

Burgers from Smokin' Joes restaurant.

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

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

5 ways to increase your Black Friday sales

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COVID-19 Lockdown: Level 2 Explained

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

The cheapest data bundles for Yoco merchants

An image showing the workspace for an entrepreneur.

Small business finances checklist for the new entrepreneur

A Yoco event on business growth hosted by the CCDI.

Top business growth learnings from local entrepreneurs

An article about the stages of business growth.

Stages of business growth from Start to Take-off

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

Yoco Capital Update in 2018

Kafui Awoonor of Kafui Naturals applying beard cream.

A Q&A with Kafui Naturals