insights and advice

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

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insights and advice

The top 5 ways small businesses use business funding

A big part of running a business is making sure it grows. But what should you use business funding for? Read up on what local businesses do.

Jennifer Cernades of Orejen in Johannesburg.
craft businesses

Orejen: Opening the door to business

Orejen began back in the 80s as a boutique homeware workshop, now it makes windows and doors for a niche market. See Jennifer’s journey below.

Tips on taking your business to the next level.
customer service

Business tips to go the next level

We’ve put together four simple and easy-to-implement business tips that will help you grow your business and take it to the next level.

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business mentorship

Where to find business advice, guidance and inspiration

Some useful places to find business advice, and important questions to ask yourself to help you find the best advice and advisors. 

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insights and advice

Five marketing trends to incorporate into your business

Have a look at the latest major marketing trends, and how you can apply these in your business to increase your sales and grow.

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customer service

Returning customers: The key to growing your business

Returning customers are incredibly important when it comes to growing your business. Read how to improve customer loyalty and track growth.

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insights and advice

Get your business off to the right start in the new year

A new year is a great opportunity to set your focus and plan for growth. Here are our tips to make sure your business thrives in 2018. 

Coins spilling out of a jar in an article about finding funding for your small business.
finances and funding

Top funding options for small businesses

Find out what the funding options are available for South African business. See which are best suited to your business and goals.

Gcobani Gogoba from Barista CUP in Cape Town.
customer service

Why you need a business purpose

All small businesses need to start with a business purpose. See three powerful examples of strong business purposes from SA entrepreneurs.

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finances and funding

Small business finances checklist for the new entrepreneur

Getting your small business finances right is critical. Check out this list of pointers to help you to take control of your finances.

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Growth lessons: 0 to 10k Yoco merchants

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Yoco Go reviews

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How Mandisa Mjamba made her career in Tech

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Top 3 most used features of the Yoco Business Portal

Putting your the official stamp on your business.

When should you register your business?

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Business tips to go the next level

How to deal with negative online comments.

Negative comments online: 9 tips for dealing with them

Business books to help you grow

Books to help you grow your business

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Do you really need business capital?

Theo Baloyi in his office at Bathu Shoes.

Shoe No. 14

Stacy Kleinhans of Baseline Coffee in Woodstock, Cape Town.

Innovative water-saving tips from Baseline Coffee

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Top 5 employee rights every entrepreneur should understand

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Loadshedding and your business

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

How Natasha made Nourish’d Cafe and Juicery

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Yoco Tap: Refresh the till point experience

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Improve your small business’s online presence

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3 tax tips for small business side hustlers

Geoff Noble of Colombo Coffee in Durban.

5 pieces of advice from Colombo Coffee

The Hope on Hopkins distillery in Cape Town.

Hands on at Hope on Hopkins

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Beating a sales slump: Working on your product

An image of a map and compass in an article about finding business advice and guidance.

Where to find business advice, guidance and inspiration

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

“Add it to my tab”: Now you can

A business owner working alongside his employee.

The new minimum wage and how it affects your business

An image showing the workspace for an entrepreneur.

Small business finances checklist for the new entrepreneur

Towels on the bed at Inkosi Eco Lodge.

Saving the planet with iNkosi Eco Lodge

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

The cheapest data bundles for Yoco merchants

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Setting up your Xero and Yoco Integration

An image of two parents talking to their child in an article about getting funding from family and friends for your business.

How to ask for funding from family and friends

Burgers from Smokin' Joes restaurant.

Passion fuels the fire that lights up Smokin’ Joe’s

A beach promenade in summer.

Is your business ready for Summer?

Mokgadi Mabela, founder of Native Nosi.

Mokgadi Mabela: Beehind the story

The entrance of Manifest Yoga in Durban.

Yoga in Durban: Niki and Ellen’s yoga journey

The Olive Branch Deli in an article about stock management.

How can I keep track of all my stock?

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

Gcobani Gogoba from Barista CUP in Cape Town.

Why you need a business purpose