insights and advice

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

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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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How to open a retail shop

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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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.

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Time management tips for business owners

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.
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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.
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How to start a market stall

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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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.

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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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Beating a sales slump: Working on your product

Sales are slipping! Maybe now is a good time to really relook and rework your product or service.

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A picture of a merchant working on the Business Portal.

Filter and export your sales history

Inside a Beerhouse founded by Randolf Jorberg.

The story of Beerhouse

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Should you use your personal bank account for business?

Theo Baloyi in his office at Bathu Shoes.

Shoe No. 14

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COVID-19 Payment Relief with South African Banks

Stacy Kleinhans of Baseline Coffee in Woodstock, Cape Town.

Innovative water-saving tips from Baseline Coffee

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Returning customers: The key to growing your business

The Small Business Pivot | Pandemic-inspired reinvention

Boniface Chikwenhere of Unique Driftwood Creations.

Growing Unique Driftwood Creations with Yoco Capital

two women at a Yoco business networking event

Business Networking for Shy Entrepreneurs

The Yoco founders at the POS launch.

The Yoco Point of Sale Launch

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Yoco’s Integrated Point of Sale Software Solutions

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Staff switching: How to make employee management easier

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How to prevent credit card fraud in your small business

Jabu Mdluli of Unwrapped in Braamfontein.

The Unwrapped entrepreneur story

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Relief funding for small businesses during COVID-19

Arlene Mulder, cofounder of WeThinkCode_.

Arlene Mulder solves the digital skills gap

An image of Mandisa Mjamba, a software developer on Open by Yoco.

How Mandisa Mjamba made her career in Tech

Part 2: Looks fade. Personalities don’t.

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

Meet the cyclists of Velokhaya

Jennifer Cernades of Orejen in Johannesburg.

Orejen: Opening the door to business

A graphic of a mobile payments card machine offered by Yoco.

5 ways to increase your Black Friday sales

A closeup of a rand note.

Do you really need business capital?

Yoco at The Stack in Cape Town.

The return of The Stack

An image of Ncedile Nkonyana, one of the software developers.

How I went from packing devices to developing software

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Managing a hospitality business during COVID-19

Mikhail of the Yoco support team handling customer queries.

Meet the Yoco Support Team

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5 ways to cut costs during the COVID-19 pandemic

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The cheapest data bundles for Yoco merchants

Meg and Kirsten of the Yoco People Team.

Meet the Yoco People Team

Putting your the official stamp on your business.

When should you register your business?

The Hope on Hopkins distillery in Cape Town.

Hands on at Hope on Hopkins

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Setting up your Xero and Yoco Integration

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

Time management tips for business owners

A business owner working alongside his employee.

The new minimum wage and how it affects your business