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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.

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.

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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.

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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A whirring calendar in article about managing time as a business owner.

Time management tips for business owners

The Hope on Hopkins distillery in Cape Town.

Hands on at Hope on Hopkins

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Introducing Yoco’s online payment suite

A list of December markets in South Africa.

The best summer markets for (safe) festive shopping

Rifqah of Riff-Wrapped teaches Yoco employees how to wrap a turban.

How value-added marketing helped Rifqah fo Rif-Wrapped

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

Beat the sales slump: working on your marketing

8 things to consider before you start building an online store

The Olive Branch Deli in an article about stock management.

How can I keep track of all my stock?

two women at a Yoco business networking event

Business Networking for Shy Entrepreneurs

The ladies of La Blosh Nail Boutique.

Taking La Blosh Nail Boutique to the next level

The entrance of Manifest Yoga in Durban.

Yoga in Durban: Niki and Ellen’s yoga journey

15 e-commerce terms you need to know to get started

Lethabo Mokoena of Walk Fresh.

Walk Fresh: Stepping up the game

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8 social media tips for business owners during COVID-19

A room full of workers in article about employee rights.

Top 5 employee rights every entrepreneur should understand

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

When will my new small business need a business attorney?

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Safeguarding your business finances during COVID-19

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

Finance lessons from #Escape

A busy restaurant over the holiday period in an article about managing staff.

8 secrets to managing staff over hectic periods

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

The right work-life balance for entrepreneurs

An image of South Africa rand notes in an article about small business funding.

Access to small business funding online

Part 2: Looks fade. Personalities don’t.

Mashudu Modau, who works on Open by Yoco.

Mashudu Modau: Blazing a trail for small businesses

Getting the most out of your Yoco Point of Sale.

Getting the most from your Yoco Point of Sale

A guide to UIF applications for small business owners

Budget Speech 2020

Budget Speech 2020: top five things you need to know

An image of a folder with filed tax returns.

3 tax tips for small business side hustlers

A Yoco merchant doing their tax administration.

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

getlion-blog

Introducing getlion: the ultimate “super-app” for entrepreneurs

A business owner working alongside his employee.

The new minimum wage and how it affects your business

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

Get your small business ready for the festive season

Lizwe Thabethe of Project Inflamed in Johannesburg.

Project Inflamed lights up menswear

COVID-19 Lockdown: Advanced Level 3 Explained

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How to set up a simple online store with Shopify

The Yoco popup store in Maponya Mall in Soweto.

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