finances and funding

The engine of a company are its finances and funding. Without both a business cannot survive. Get tips on managing your money.

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finances and funding

New Year, New You, New Business Plan?

The freshness of a new year is the best time for a new business plan. Take stock of what the old year taught you and plan for the new.

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

The elevator pitch has left the building

The art of making an elevator pitch is key they say. But does it need a shakeup for small businesses looking for support and funding?

A screenshot of the Yoco Settlement screen in the app.
finances and funding

When will I get my money?

Unlike cash, digital payments take time. When will I get my money is a question many merchants ask before they join Yoco. Check out how we keep everything transparent in the Yoco app.

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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.

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

Should you use your personal bank account for business?

Small business banking is like many things in life. Doing it properly in the beginning will save you a lot of time, money and pain in the future.

An image of two parents talking to their child in an article about getting funding from family and friends for your business.
finances and funding

How to ask for funding from family and friends

Many entrepreneurs get funding from family and friends. They are the most likely to believe in you. Find out how to do this the right way.

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finances and funding

3 tax tips for small business side hustlers

Side hustle businesses are pretty common nowadays, but many people are unaware of the tax implications of running one. Read on for tax tips for small businesses.

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finances and funding

VAT 101: Getting money back from SARS

Did you know that you may be able to get a tax rebate for Value Added Tax (VAT). Learn about what VAT is and how you can manage it.

A picture of a merchant working on the Business Portal.
finances and funding

Filter and export your sales history

Improve your reconciliation process with the tools in the Yoco Business Portal. Take care of your sales history easily and efficiently.

A Yoco merchant doing their tax administration.
finances and funding

Tax 2019: What you need to know about tax on businesses

The Budget Speech delivered a mixed bag in terms of tax on businesses in 2019. Find out how this will affect in the next tax year.

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5 ways to increase your Black Friday sales

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

How to increase your tips – the Yoco way

Doing support at night.

Support at Yoco – we’ve got your back

Burgers from Smokin' Joes restaurant.

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

A closeup of a rand note.

Do you really need business capital?

The Yoco founders at the POS launch.

The Yoco Point of Sale Launch

An image of South Africa rand notes in an article about small business funding.

Access to small business funding

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Improve your small business’s online presence

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

Katlego at Startup Grind: How to build a business

A pic of the guys at Colombo Coffee in Durban in an article about motivating your employees.

Motivating your employees in busy times

Selling lollies on the beach.

Seasonal sales: How to deal with them

Jennifer Cernades of Orejen in Johannesburg.

Orejen: Opening the door to business

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

The elevator pitch has left the building

Staff motivation at the Hard Pressed Cafe in an article about motivating your employees.

How to motivate your employees in a small business

Natasha Napoli, the owner of Nourish'd Cafe in Cape Town.

How Natasha made Nourish’d Cafe and Juicery

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Yoco Point of Sale: Customisable Receipts

A stall for Granadilla Swimwear.

Granadilla Swimwear: In love with summer

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

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

The Yoco Go and its packaging.

Yoco Go reviews

Meg and Kirsten of the Yoco People Team.

Meet the Yoco People Team

Sue van der Linde of Iris House offers five tips for fundraising.

Five fundraising tips from Iris House Founder, Sue van der Linde

Arlene Mulder, cofounder of WeThinkCode_.

Arlene Mulder solves the digital skills gap

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VAT 101: Getting money back from SARS

Chapel Leather in Cape Town.

Yoco Point of Sale app: Advanced Features

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

Beat a sales slump: Working on yourself

An article about the stages of business growth.

Stages of business growth from Start to Take-off

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

How to open a retail store

Maya Liepaz of the Yoco Growth Team.

Meet the Yoco Growth Team

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

How value-added marketing helped Rifqah fo Rif-Wrapped

Thilo Moodley of Thilo's Timeless Closet.

Finding a niche market with Thilo’s Timeless Closet

Behind the scenes for the Yoco For The Sales campaign.

Behind the scenes of our For The Sales video

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

4 tips for selling on consignment

How to deal with negative online comments.

Negative comments online: 9 tips for dealing with them

Bryan of Rootbar.

How Rootbar took root

New Year's fireworks in an article about setting up your business for the new year.

Get your business off to the right start in the new year