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.

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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 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.

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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.

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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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Returning customers: The key to growing your business

Fabian of the Yoco Finance Team.

Meet the Yoco Finance Team

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Why your payment failed

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Yoco Tap: Refresh the till point experience

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A Lolly To Make You Jolly on Cape Town’s beaches

Kafui Awoonor of Kafui Naturals applying beard cream.

A Q&A with Kafui Naturals

Boniface Chikwenhere of Unique Driftwood Creations.

Growing Unique Driftwood Creations with Yoco Capital

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

Whose intellectual property is it anyway?

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COVID-19: How to sanitise your card machine

Thilo Moodley of Thilo's Timeless Closet.

Finding a niche market with Thilo’s Timeless Closet

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Beat a sales slump: Working on yourself

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

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3 tax tips for small business side hustlers

Putting your the official stamp on your business.

When should you register your business?

Sheldon Tatchell of Legends Barbershop.

The making of Legends Barbershop

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Loadshedding and your business

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8 secrets to managing staff over hectic periods

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Stages of business growth from Start to Take-off

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Carl Wazen on building successful partnerships

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Get your business off to the right start in the new year

Tips on taking your business to the next level.

Business tips to go the next level

Hlobsile Manana of Mbali Rose Hair.

Mbali Rose Hair: Making a hair business work

The Yoco team celebrating 10 000 merchants.

Growth lessons: 0 to 10k Yoco merchants

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Improve your small business’s online presence

Jabu Mdluli of Unwrapped in Braamfontein.

The Unwrapped entrepreneur story

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Do you really need business capital?

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Yoco Meets: Connecting entrepreneurs

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Yoco Go reviews

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Small businesses and Coronavirus: the way ahead

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Is your business ready for Summer?

A Yoco workshop with Google in Durban.

Yoco workshop on digital marketing with Google

A stall for Granadilla Swimwear.

Granadilla Swimwear: In love with summer

A room full of workers in article about employee rights.

Top 5 employee rights every entrepreneur should understand

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5 ways Yoco Payments help new businesses

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

How value-added marketing helped Rifqah fo Rif-Wrapped