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.

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

A business owner working alongside his employee.
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.

A room full of workers in article about employee rights.
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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Behind the scenes for the Yoco For The Sales campaign.

Behind the scenes of our For The Sales video

An image of a Yoco device integrating with iKentoo.

Yoco’s Integrated Point of Sale Software Solutions

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How to set up a simple online store with Shopify

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 Yoco workshop with Google in Durban.

Yoco workshop on digital marketing with Google

A business owner working alongside his employee.

The new minimum wage and how it affects your business

Yoco’s Working from Home Guide

The Yoco Business Portal screen in article about the uses of the Portal for reconciling accounts and in the course on small business finances.

Yoco POS Sales Reconciliation

Getting the most out of your Yoco Point of Sale.

Getting the most from your Yoco Point of Sale

Lexi and Dom of Wild Thing yoga studio.

Wild Thing yoga studio

Siwe Matshisi at her women in business event in Johannesburg.

How Siwe Matshisi is connecting people through business

An image of a folder with filed tax returns.

3 tax tips for small business side hustlers

A failed payment on a Yoco card machine as seen on the connecting mobile device.

Why your payment failed

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

Katlego at Startup Grind: How to build a business

Meg and Kirsten of the Yoco People Team.

Meet the Yoco People Team

A guide to UIF applications for small business owners

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

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

Part 2: Looks fade. Personalities don’t.

An image of the Yoco Point of Sale App.

Are you getting the most out of your Yoco Point of Sale App?

Tina Ngxokolo’s story: culture, fashion and business

Using Yoco to grow the coffee industry.

Driving growth in the coffee industry using technology and data

A screenshot of the Yoco Settlement screen in the app.

When will I get my money?

An image of an old typewriter in an article about financial inclusion.

Small business and financial inclusion in South Africa

Eben Uys, founder of Mad Giant Brewery, shares what he has learnt from building his modest brewery into a world-class destination.

Business lessons from Mad Giant Brewery

Sine Ndlela of Yo Coco in Cape Town.

Sine Ndlela: Serving love with Yo Coco

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

Thilo Moodley of Thilo's Timeless Closet.

Finding a niche market with Thilo’s Timeless Closet

A closeup of a rand note.

Do you really need business capital?

The logo of #Escape in Johannesburg. They share their finance lessons in this article.

Finance lessons from #Escape

A pic of the guys at Colombo Coffee in Durban in an article about motivating your employees.

Motivating your employees in busy times

An image of a vendor sitting on a collar on Cape Town's beaches.

JK Vending: “If you don’t pay with Yoco you must be loco”

Sheldon Tatchell of Legends Barbershop.

The making of Legends Barbershop

Easy ways to increase Easter sales.

6 easy ways to increase Easter sales

Balanced rocks in article about the right work-life balance as an entrepreneur.

The right work-life balance for entrepreneurs

Tshepo the Jean Maker and his employees.

A man of the denim cloth