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

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

An image of a store front in an article about beating a sales slump with product.
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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.

An image of a open store with no customers in an article about beating a sales slump.
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Beat a sales slump: Working on yourself

The hardest part of hitting a sales slump is picking yourself up. Get tips on how to work on you to dig yourself out of a slump.

An image of a stressed man in an article on the effect your business may have on your health.
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Help! My business is hurting my health

Running a business can have an adverse affect on your health. Find out how to keep yourself healthy while managing a business.

Shannon McLaughlin in the Ubuntu Baba factory in a story about protecting intellectual property.
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Whose intellectual property is it anyway?

The story of Ubuntu Baba is a warning and an encouragement for small businesses. Read about the real world of intellectual property.

The point of sale system at Truth Coffee alongside a Yoco device.
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How to choose a Point of Sale system

How do you choose a point of sale for your business? A big decision. Make sure you make the right choice by asking yourself these questions.

A Yoco workshop with Google in Durban.
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Yoco workshop on digital marketing with Google

Yoco – with Google, Digify Africa and Facebook – ran a workshop on digital marketing in Durban. Check out these snippets and learnings.

The Yoco team at the Happiness Factory.
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The Happiness Factory: 5 secrets to sweet success

Muhammad started the Happiness Factory in 2010 and has grown strongly since. See his five tips for small business owners.

Geoff Noble of Colombo Coffee in Durban.
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5 pieces of advice from Colombo Coffee

We caught up with Geoff Noble, owner of Colombo Coffee, to talk about his journey, coffee, culture and more. Check out his tips to help you.

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How to get business funding with Yoco Capital

When it’s time to grow you need funding. Get business funding with Yoco Capital by following these easy steps and grow your empire.

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A list of December markets in South Africa.

The best December markets

Easy ways to increase Easter sales.

6 easy ways to increase Easter sales

A busy restaurant over the holiday period in an article about managing staff.

8 secrets to managing staff over hectic periods

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

“Add it to my tab”: Now you can

At a Sushi Box in Cape Town.

Sushi Box unboxes its potential with Yoco Capital

Jennifer Cernades of Orejen in Johannesburg.

Orejen: Opening the door to business

A selection of books for entrepreneurs.

15 books for entrepreneurs

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

Finding a business mentor

A photograph of the Yoco data team.

Meet the Yoco Data Team

An image of a store front in an article about beating a sales slump with product.

Beating a sales slump: Working on your product

How to get business funding with Yoco Capital

A customer shopping at Patagonia in Cape Town using Yoco.

5 ways Yoco Payments help new businesses

An image for an article on how to handle VAT and how to get money back from SARS.

VAT 101: Getting money back from SARS

A beach promenade in summer.

Is your business ready for Summer?

An image of an ethernet switch in an article about internet issues.

A quick guide to troubleshooting internet issues

Lexi and Dom of Wild Thing yoga studio.

Wild Thing yoga studio

A lego image on building partnership.

Carl Wazen on building successful partnerships

Tshepo the Jean Maker and his employees.

A man of the denim cloth

Dustin Cormack Thompson from Ground Art Caffe.

How Ground Art Caffe simplify their finances with Yoco and Xero

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

The Hope on Hopkins distillery in Cape Town.

Hands on at Hope on Hopkins

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

How Mandisa Mjamba made her career in Tech

Mikhail of the Yoco support team handling customer queries.

Meet the Yoco Support Team

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

How Natasha made Nourish’d Cafe and Juicery

Using Yoco to grow the coffee industry.

Driving growth in the coffee industry using technology and data

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

Meet the cyclists of Velokhaya

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

How to motivate your employees in a small business

An image of the Yoco and Xero integration.

Setting up your Xero and Yoco Integration

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

How I went from packing devices to developing software

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

A story about Boniface Chikwenhere.

How Boniface is carving out his future

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

4 tips for selling on consignment

Thilo Moodley of Thilo's Timeless Closet.

Finding a niche market with Thilo’s Timeless Closet

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

Katlego at Startup Grind: How to build a business

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

How to increase your tips – the Yoco way