insights and advice

Find insights and advice to help you start, grow and run your business.

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

two women at a Yoco business networking event
insights and advice

Business Networking for Shy Entrepreneurs

Successful business networking is an infamously delicate dance. Mashudu Modau chats to us about the secrets around business socialising.

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

How to open a retail store

Despite e-commerce booming there is something unique about a brick-and-mortar shop. Find out how to open a retail store with this easy guide.

Two people have a cup of coffee in a business mentor meeting.
business mentorship

Finding a business mentor

We all need help, especially when it comes to small business. But, how do you find and approach a possible business mentor? Read on for more.

Putting your the official stamp on your business.
insights and advice

When should you register your business?

A business doesn’t have to be a company, but there are good reasons to weigh up if you need to register your business. Over time it benefits you.

A whirring calendar in article about managing time as a business owner.
insights and advice

How to manage your time as a business owner

Time is the rarest resource and we often spend it poorly. Learn how to manage your time as an entrepreneur to make the most of what you have.

Julie Taylor, founder of Guns & Rain.
insights and advice

How to go from corporate to business

Taking the leap from corporate life into entrepreneurship is a big step. How do you know you’re ready?

Biltong Rules SA selling at a market in Durban.
insights and advice

How to start selling at markets

Tons of work goes into reaching the point where you’re at a market and making sales. Get tips on how to start selling at markets – successfully!

A screenshot of a person doing a Google Search.
insights and advice

How to get your business website to the top of Google Search

The top of Google Search is gold for your business website. Find out how to get your website to the top of Google and stay there.

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

Beat the sales slump: Working on your marketing

When your sales are dipping the last thing you want to spend money on is marketing. Find out how to adapt your marketing to beat a sales slump.

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Mikhail of the Yoco support team handling customer queries.

Meet the Yoco Support Team

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

Should you use your personal bank account for business?

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

Access to small business funding

The Yoco team celebrating 10 000 merchants.

Growth lessons: 0 to 10k Yoco merchants

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

Meet the cyclists of Velokhaya

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

4 tips for selling on consignment

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

Using Yoco to grow the coffee industry.

Driving growth in the coffee industry using technology and data

A customer shopping at Patagonia in Cape Town using Yoco.

Yoco Point of Sale app: Set up your store

At a Sushi Box in Cape Town.

Sushi Box unboxes its potential with Yoco Capital

Stacy Kleinhans of Baseline Coffee in Woodstock, Cape Town.

Innovative water-saving tips from Baseline Coffee

An image of a Yoco device integrating with iKentoo.

How Yoco makes choosing Point of Sale software easy

The Yoco Business Portal screen in article about the uses of the Portal for reconciling accounts.

“I can reconcile my sales in 15 minutes”

A Yoco merchant doing their tax administration.

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

A Yoco device and Ultimate Bike accessories.

How Jean Botha is growing Ultimate Bike with Yoco Capital

An image of the Yoco Business Portal.

Top 3 most used features of the Yoco Business Portal

A photograph of the Yoco data team.

Meet the Yoco Data Team

Getting the most out of your Yoco Point of Sale.

Getting the most from your Yoco Point of Sale

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

Finance lessons from #Escape

Tips on taking your business to the next level.

Business tips to go the next level

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

Green Corridors: Looking after Durban

The Yoco team at the Happiness Factory.

The Happiness Factory: 5 secrets to sweet success

The Yoco Bree Street store in Cape Town.

Right place, right time: launching the Yoco Bree Street Store

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

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

An image in an article about how returning customers will help you grow your business.

Returning customers: The key to growing your business

Lizwe Thabethe of Project Inflamed in Johannesburg.

Project Inflamed lights up menswear

Tina Ngxokolo’s story: culture, fashion and business

Mokgadi Mabela, founder of Native Nosi.

Mokgadi Mabela: Beehind the story

Sine Ndlela of Yo Coco in Cape Town.

Sine Ndlela: Serving love with Yo Coco

The Hope on Hopkins distillery in Cape Town.

Hands on at Hope on Hopkins

Mashudu Modau, who works on Open by Yoco.

Mashudu Modau: Blazing a trail for small businesses

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

Doing support at night.

Support at Yoco – we’ve got your back

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

Motivating your employees in busy times