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legal

The legal aspect of small business can be opaque, but ignoring it is not an option. From contracts to employees, make sure your legal affairs are in order.

Putting your the official stamp on your business.
insights and advice

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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finances and funding

How to ask for funding from family and friends

Many entrepreneurs get funding from family and friends. They are the most likely to believe in you. Find out how to do this the right way.

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hiring and employees

When will my new small business need a business attorney?

Setting the right foundations for your business may require legal help. Make sure that you know when to turn to a small business lawyer.

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food, drink and hospitality

Tips on gratuity in restaurants and other businesses

Running a fair tipping system is challenging. We chatted to merchants about how they manage tipping in restaurants and other businesses.

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hiring and employees

The new minimum wage and how it affects your business

Do you understand the implications of the new minimum wage for your business? We chatted to Justine Del Monte & Associates and SweepSouth about this new law.

Shannon McLaughlin in the Ubuntu Baba factory in a story about protecting intellectual property.
cape town

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.

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hiring and employees

Top 5 employee rights every entrepreneur should understand

Are you up to date on what your employee rights are? Lauren Woolley from Yoco talks us through the top employee rights your should know.

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Jabu Mdluli of Unwrapped in Braamfontein.

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The Yoco popup store in Maponya Mall in Soweto.

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

An image of the Yoco and Xero integration.

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Behind the scenes for the Yoco For The Sales campaign.

Behind the scenes of our For The Sales video

Why your business needs to start accepting card payments.

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

Sheldon Tatchell of Legends Barbershop.

The making of Legends Barbershop

10 ways to manage revenue in the face of COVID-19

A Yoco event on business growth hosted by the CCDI.

Top business growth learnings from local entrepreneurs

An image of a card in an article about preventing credit card fraud.

How to prevent credit card fraud in your small business

The Olive Branch Deli in an article about stock management.

How can I keep track of all my stock?

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

Top funding options for small businesses

An image of a lawyer signing a contract for a new small business.

When will my new small business need a business attorney?

A Yoco merchant doing their tax administration.

Tax 2019: What you need to know about tax on businesses

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

The Yoco Product Development team.

Meet the Yoco Product Team

A customer shopping at Patagonia in Cape Town using Yoco.

Yoco Point of Sale app: Set up your store

Thilo Moodley of Thilo's Timeless Closet.

Finding a niche market with Thilo’s Timeless Closet

Boniface Chikwenhere of Unique Driftwood Creations.

Growing Unique Driftwood Creations with Yoco Capital

Sue van der Linde of Iris House offers five tips for fundraising.

Five fundraising tips from Iris House Founder, Sue van der Linde

The Yoco Go and its packaging.

Yoco Go reviews

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

Beat the sales slump: Working on your marketing

An image of a open store with no customers in an article about beating a sales slump.

Beat a sales slump: Working on yourself

An image of Anna Savage, who runs the I Heart Market in Durban.

We Heart Anna – I Heart Market’s wonder woman

The Yoco team at the Happiness Factory.

The Happiness Factory: 5 secrets to sweet success

A picture of a merchant working on the Business Portal.

Filter and export your sales history

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How to manage your mental wellbeing during COVID-19

A room full of workers in article about employee rights.

Top 5 employee rights every entrepreneur should understand

two women at a Yoco business networking event

Business Networking for Shy Entrepreneurs

An image of a store open sign in an article about opening a retail store.

How to open a retail shop

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

Finding a business mentor

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Small business finances checklist for the new entrepreneur

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