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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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“I can reconcile my sales in 15 minutes”

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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Getting the most out of your Yoco Point of Sale.

Getting the most from your Yoco Point of Sale

Eben Uys, founder of Mad Giant Brewery, shares what he has learnt from building his modest brewery into a world-class destination.

Business lessons from Mad Giant Brewery

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

How to increase your tips – the Yoco way

A new feature from Yoco that allows you to add tabs to an order.

“Add it to my tab”: Now you can

An image of a stressed man in an article on the effect your business may have on your health.

Help! My business is hurting my health

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

Katlego at Startup Grind: How to build a business

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

5 ways to increase your Black Friday sales

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

4 tips for selling on consignment

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

Small business and financial inclusion in South Africa

Tshepo the Jean Maker and his employees.

A man of the denim cloth

Branding on receipts produced buy the Yoco Point of Sale app.

Yoco Point of Sale: Customisable Receipts

Easy ways to increase Easter sales.

6 easy ways to increase Easter sales

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

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

Orange speaker on a wall in an article about marketing trends.

Five marketing trends to incorporate into your business

Sheldon Tatchell of Legends Barbershop.

The making of Legends Barbershop

Tech and tools for your business.

Tools for your business

Maya Liepaz of the Yoco Growth Team.

Meet the Yoco Growth Team

How to get business funding with Yoco Capital

Putting your the official stamp on your business.

When should you register your business?

two women at a Yoco business networking event

Business Networking for Shy Entrepreneurs

Sine Ndlela of Yo Coco in Cape Town.

Sine Ndlela: Serving love with Yo Coco

The entrance of Manifest Yoga in Durban.

Yoga in Durban: Niki and Ellen’s yoga journey

Alistair Barnes from Ballo in his store in Cape Town.

Seeing business differently: how Ballo puts the planet before profit

An image of a coffee shop in an article on beating a sales slump.

Beat the sales slump: Working on your marketing

Dustin Cormack Thompson from Ground Art Caffe.

How Ground Art Caffe simplify their finances with Yoco and Xero

An image in an article about accepting credit card payments.

How to start accepting credit card payments

The Ubuntu Baba factory in Retreat, Cape Town.

Ubuntu Baba: The value of ubuntu

The Yoco team at the Happiness Factory.

The Happiness Factory: 5 secrets to sweet success

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

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

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

Beat a sales slump: Working on yourself

A picture of a messy desk in an article about creating a new business plan for the new year.

New Year, New You, New Business Plan?

Tina Ngxokolo’s story: culture, fashion and business

Rifqah of Riff-Wrapped teaches Yoco employees how to wrap a turban.

How value-added marketing helped Rifqah fo Rif-Wrapped

An article about the stages of business growth.

Stages of business growth from Start to Take-off

An image for an article on how to handle VAT and how to get money back from SARS.

VAT 101: Getting money back from SARS