insights and advice

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

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insights and advice

Small businesses and Coronavirus: the way ahead

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, Yoco has made provisions for the wellbeing of staff as well to ensure business continuity for all merchants.

Business books to help you grow
insights and advice

Books to help you grow your business

Top book recommendations to help you learn how to grow your business from South African small business owners.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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.
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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!

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Geoff Noble of Colombo Coffee in Durban.

5 pieces of advice from Colombo Coffee

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

Yoco Capital Update in 2018

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Where to find business advice, guidance and inspiration

Sine Ndlela of Yo Coco in Cape Town.

Sine Ndlela: Serving love with Yo Coco

An image in the tax guide for small business.

Tax Guide for Small Business Structures in SA

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

“Add it to my tab”: Now you can

Tina Ngxokolo’s story: culture, fashion and business

Maya Liepaz of the Yoco Growth Team.

Meet the Yoco Growth Team

The Olive Branch Deli in an article about stock management.

How can I keep track of all my stock?

The Ubuntu Baba factory in Retreat, Cape Town.

Ubuntu Baba: The value of ubuntu

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

“I can reconcile my sales in 15 minutes”

A customer shopping at Patagonia in Cape Town using Yoco.

Yoco Point of Sale app: Set up your store

two women at a Yoco business networking event

Business Networking for Shy Entrepreneurs

Tips on taking your business to the next level.

Business tips to go the next level

Using Yoco to grow the coffee industry.

Driving growth in the coffee industry using technology and data

How to deal with negative online comments.

Negative comments online: 9 tips for dealing with them

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

How to choose a Point of Sale system

A picture of a merchant working on the Business Portal.

Filter and export your sales history

The Yoco Bree Street store in Cape Town.

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

Selling lollies on the beach.

Seasonal sales: How to deal with them

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Returning customers: The key to growing your business

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The elevator pitch has left the building

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

How to increase your tips – the Yoco way

An image of the Yoco Point of Sale App.

Are you getting the most out of your Yoco Point of Sale App?

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How to manage your mental wellbeing during COVID-19

An infographic showing the top uses for business funding.

The top 5 ways small businesses use business funding

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Do you really need business capital?

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Safeguarding your business finances during COVID-19

An image of a vendor sitting on a collar on Cape Town's beaches.

JK Vending: “If you don’t pay with Yoco you must be loco”

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

The cheapest data bundles for Yoco merchants

Shannon McLaughlin in the Ubuntu Baba factory in a story about protecting intellectual property.

Whose intellectual property is it anyway?

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How to stay connected through the COVID-19 outbreak

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

A selection of books for entrepreneurs.

15 books for entrepreneurs

A story about Boniface Chikwenhere.

How Boniface is carving out his future