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7 lessons from doing business during Covid-19 to take into 2021

The coronavirus drastically changed the way small businesses operate. Here are seven tactics to add to your operational blueprint, courtesy of Covid-19.

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5 tips to increase retail sales this (Covid-19) Christmas

Stand out from your competitors, increase foot traffic (safely, of course), and see sales sky-rocket by following these tips.

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Starting a business: getlion shares 5 tips to keep in mind

CEO of getlion, Mathew Marsden, shares some invaluable advice for entrepreneurs who are newly embarking on their business journey – or looking to reinvigorate it.

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10 tips: using social media for customer service this Black Friday

Social media customer service has never been more important – Black Friday is looming, and customers are increasingly flocking online for support. We’ll look at 10 tips to make sure your business nails it!

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Meet the Yoco Neo: here are 10 things you should know

Introducing the Yoco Neo – our next-generation card machine that stands alone. Say goodbye to complexity and #HelloNeo.

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Social media marketing: our one-stop guide for getting started

Thanks to social media, connecting with, and converting, your audience is easier than ever. We’ll walk you through the golden rules of social media marketing so that every single post works hard for your brand.

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8 essential ingredients for a successful online store

Conquering the e-commerce space relies on multiple factors. We discuss the 8 ingredients that’ll set you up for online success.

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6 basic Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) tips for beginner bloggers

Search engine optimisation is essential if you want your blog to generate high numbers of organic traffic. While the topic is broad and complex, these 6 tips show how easy it is to get started in improving your blog’s SEO.

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How to use colour psychology in e-commerce to boost sales

Colour psychology has long been used to convey brand personality and influence customers by evoking specific emotions. Here’s our crash course on how to take advantage of the power of colour to boost your e-commerce sales.

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9 top email marketing benefits for small businesses

Finding different ways to engage with your customers is vital, yet can be costly and challenging. Here are some of the most stellar email marketing benefits for small businesses, and why it’s really worth the effort.

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The elevator pitch has left the building

A Yoco event on business growth hosted by the CCDI.

Top business growth learnings from local entrepreneurs

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A man of the denim cloth

Bryan of Rootbar.

How Rootbar took root

Getting the most out of your Yoco Point of Sale.

Getting the most from your Yoco Point of Sale

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Katlego at Startup Grind: How to build a business

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Meet the Yoco Finance Team


Tips and ideas to get your business ready for summer

Why your business needs to start accepting card payments.

5 reasons your business should accept credit card payments in South Africa

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VAT 101: Getting money back from SARS

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We Heart Anna – I Heart Market’s wonder woman

The Yoco team at the Happiness Factory.

The Happiness Factory: 5 secrets to sweet success

Yoco Meets on Remo: a how-to guide that’ll boost your event networking


6 small business blogging tips and basic guidelines for beginners

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Stages of business growth from Start to Take-off

Tech and tools for your business.

Tools for your business

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Yoco Meets: Connecting entrepreneurs

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When will my new small business need a business attorney?

How to get SME funding with Yoco Capital

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

Behind the scenes for the Yoco For The Sales campaign.

Behind the scenes of our For The Sales video

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Setting up your Xero and Yoco Integration

Mokgadi Mabela, founder of Native Nosi.

Mokgadi Mabela: Beehind the story

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Tax Guide for Small Business Structures in SA

How to pivot your food business during COVID-19


10 tips: using social media for customer service this Black Friday

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The right work-life balance for entrepreneurs

How to use colour psychology in e-commerce to boost sales

COVID-19 Lockdown: Level 4 Explained


5 ways to increase your Black Friday sales

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A quick guide to troubleshooting internet issues

The Ubuntu Baba factory in Retreat, Cape Town.

Ubuntu Baba: The value of ubuntu

A picture of a merchant working on the Business Portal.

Filter and export your sales history

Arlene Mulder, cofounder of WeThinkCode_.

Arlene Mulder solves the digital skills gap

Business books to help you grow

Books to help you grow your business