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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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Theo Baloyi in his office at Bathu Shoes.

Shoe No. 14

A Yoco event on business growth hosted by the CCDI.

Top business growth learnings from local entrepreneurs

Kafui Awoonor of Kafui Naturals applying beard cream.

A Q&A with Kafui Naturals

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

Small business and financial inclusion in South Africa

How to get business funding with Yoco Capital

Gcobani Gogoba from Barista CUP in Cape Town.

Why you need a business purpose

A selection of books for entrepreneurs.

15 books for entrepreneurs

The Yoco founders at the POS launch.

The Yoco Point of Sale Launch

An image in the tax guide for small business.

Tax Guide for Small Business Structures in SA

Putting your the official stamp on your business.

When should you register your business?

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How to set up a simple online store with Shopify

Sine Ndlela of Yo Coco in Cape Town.

Sine Ndlela: Serving love with Yo Coco

An image of the Yoco Business Portal.

Top 3 most used features of the Yoco Business Portal

Tech and tools for your business.

Tools for your business

The Yoco offices in Parkhurst, Johannesburg.

Growing your business with small businesses

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

The cheapest data bundles for Yoco merchants

The point of sale system at Truth Coffee alongside a Yoco device.

How to choose a Point of Sale system

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

Finance lessons from #Escape

Chapel Leather in Cape Town.

Yoco Point of Sale app: Advanced Features

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

The right work-life balance for entrepreneurs

An image of a store open sign in an article about opening a retail store.

How to open a retail store

An image of a piggy bank in an article about using personal accounts for business.

Should you use your personal bank account for business?

The ladies of La Blosh Nail Boutique.

Taking La Blosh Nail Boutique to the next level

Biltong Rules SA selling at a market in Durban.

How to start selling at markets

A customer shopping at Patagonia in Cape Town using Yoco.

5 ways Yoco Payments help new businesses

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

The elevator pitch has left the building

An image of an ethernet switch in an article about internet issues.

A quick guide to troubleshooting internet issues

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

A image of a candle in the loadshedding article.

Loadshedding and your business

An image of a folder with filed tax returns.

3 tax tips for small business side hustlers

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

“Add it to my tab”: Now you can

An image in an article about accepting credit card payments.

How to start accepting credit card payments

Selling lollies on the beach.

Seasonal sales: How to deal with them

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

An article about the stages of business growth.

Stages of business growth from Start to Take-off