insights and advice

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

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.

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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 SME 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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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.
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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.

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An article about the stages of business growth.

Stages of business growth from Start to Take-off

The entrance of Manifest Yoga in Durban.

Yoga in Durban: Niki and Ellen’s yoga journey

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Yoco to adjust team size in response to COVID-19 recovery outlook

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Introducing Yoco’s online payment suite

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Part 1: Strategy before Social for small businesses

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Access to small business funding online

Dustin Cormack Thompson from Ground Art Caffe.

How Ground Art Caffe simplify their finances with Yoco and Xero

Part 2: Looks fade. Personalities don’t.

Theo Baloyi in his office at Bathu Shoes.

Shoe No. 14

Siwe Matshisi at her women in business event in Johannesburg.

How Siwe Matshisi is connecting people through business

Lizwe Thabethe of Project Inflamed in Johannesburg.

Project Inflamed lights up menswear

The Yoco popup store in Maponya Mall in Soweto.

Behind the scenes of the first Yoco Pop Up Store in Soweto

The Small Business Pivot | Book iBhoni Bike Courier Service

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COVID-19 Payment Relief with South African Banks

Christmas decorations in an article about preparing your business for the festive season.

Get your small business ready for the festive season

Kafui Awoonor of Kafui Naturals applying beard cream.

A Q&A with Kafui Naturals

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Carl Wazen on building successful partnerships

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Tips on gratuity in restaurants and other businesses

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Support Small: will you join the movement?

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Support Small: Yoco merchants selling fabric face masks

A selection of books for entrepreneurs.

15 books for entrepreneurs

Yoco’s Working from Home Guide

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Safeguarding your business finances during COVID-19

Arlene Mulder, cofounder of WeThinkCode_.

Arlene Mulder solves the digital skills gap

Jabu Mdluli of Unwrapped in Braamfontein.

The Unwrapped entrepreneur story

Jennifer Cernades of Orejen in Johannesburg.

Orejen: Opening the door to business

Tips on taking your business to the next level.

Business tips to go the next level

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Small businesses and Coronavirus: the way ahead

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

5 ways to increase your Black Friday sales

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Filter and export your sales history

The top apps for entrepreneurs.

Top 8 apps for entrepreneurs

Boniface Chikwenhere of Unique Driftwood Creations.

Growing Unique Driftwood Creations with Yoco Capital

Hlobsile Manana of Mbali Rose Hair.

Mbali Rose Hair: Making a hair business work

A customer shopping at Patagonia in Cape Town using Yoco.

5 ways Yoco Payments help new businesses

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How to start accepting credit card payments