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.

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

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

An image for an article about tipping in restaurants.
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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Sheldon Tatchell of Legends Barbershop.

The making of Legends Barbershop

The Yoco founders at the POS launch.

The Yoco Point of Sale Launch

An image showing the workspace for an entrepreneur.

Small business finances checklist for the new entrepreneur

The Olive Branch Deli in an article about stock management.

How can I keep track of all my stock?

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

How Mandisa Mjamba made her career in Tech

An image of a piggy bank in an article about using personal accounts for business.

Should you use your personal bank account for business?

The Yoco offices in Parkhurst, Johannesburg.

Growing your business with small businesses

Siwe Matshisi at her women in business event in Johannesburg.

How Siwe Matshisi is connecting people through business

Sine Ndlela of Yo Coco in Cape Town.

Sine Ndlela: Serving love with Yo Coco

At a Sushi Box in Cape Town.

Sushi Box unboxes its potential with Yoco Capital

Yoco Capital, a unique short-term working solution for small businesses.

Yoco Capital Update in 2018

Mpumelelo Mtintso, founder of Book Ibhoni riding past Vilakazi Street.

Books on bikes with Book Ibhoni

Theo Baloyi in his office at Bathu Shoes.

Shoe No. 14

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

Why your payment failed

Zandile Tlhapi of Baby Friendly at her baby store in Khayelitsha, Cape Town.

Zandile Tlhapi: The first home-grown baby store in Khayelitsha

Kafui Awoonor of Kafui Naturals applying beard cream.

A Q&A with Kafui Naturals

Why your business needs to start accepting card payments.

5 reasons your business should be accepting card payments

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

We Heart Anna – I Heart Market’s wonder woman

Entrepreneurs talking to each other at a Yoco Meets event.

Yoco Meets: Connecting entrepreneurs

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

Meet the cyclists of Velokhaya

A Yoco device and Ultimate Bike accessories.

How Jean Botha is growing Ultimate Bike 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

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

How to open a retail store

An image in an article about how returning customers will help you grow your business.

Returning customers: The key to growing your 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 ladies of La Blosh Nail Boutique.

Taking La Blosh Nail Boutique to the next level

Mokgadi Mabela, founder of Native Nosi.

Mokgadi Mabela: Beehind the story

Maya Liepaz of the Yoco Growth Team.

Meet the Yoco Growth Team

Gugu Nkabinde, CEO and founder of Gugu Intimates.

Gugu Intimates: Nude underwear for African women

The Hope on Hopkins distillery in Cape Town.

Hands on at Hope on Hopkins

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

How to motivate your employees in a small business

Lexi and Dom of Wild Thing yoga studio.

Wild Thing yoga studio

A list of December markets in South Africa.

The best December markets

Behind the scenes for the Yoco For The Sales campaign.

Behind the scenes of our For The Sales video