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opinions

Thought pieces on the financial services industry, entrepreneurship and small business from Yoco employees and others. Opinions on what matters.

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Business Networking for Shy Entrepreneurs

Successful business networking is an infamously delicate dance. Mashudu Modau chats to us about the secrets around business socialising.

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Small business and financial inclusion in South Africa

Small business is a critical part of financial inclusion, but it is often forgotten. Marcello opines on how the Yoco Go changes that.

Shannon McLaughlin in the Ubuntu Baba factory in a story about protecting intellectual property.
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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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Are you getting the most out of your Yoco Point of Sale App?

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Sushi Box unboxes its potential with Yoco Capital

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How I went from packing devices to developing software

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

Small business and financial inclusion in South Africa

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Relief funding for small businesses during COVID-19

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

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

A customer shopping at Patagonia in Cape Town using Yoco.

5 ways Yoco Payments help new businesses

Hlobsile Manana of Mbali Rose Hair.

Mbali Rose Hair: Making a hair business work

Theo Baloyi in his office at Bathu Shoes.

Shoe No. 14

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5 social media marketing tools for entrepreneurs

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

Motivating your employees in busy times

The Yoco team at the Happiness Factory.

The Happiness Factory: 5 secrets to sweet success

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

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

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When will my new small business need a business attorney?

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Improve your small business’s online presence

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

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

Books on bikes with Book Ibhoni

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

How Mandisa Mjamba made her career in Tech

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Social Media: How to Communicate During a Crisis

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Tax Guide for Small Business Structures in SA

A story about Boniface Chikwenhere.

How Boniface is carving out his future

Gugu Nkabinde, CEO and founder of Gugu Intimates.

Gugu Intimates: Nude underwear for African women

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Yoco Business Portal: Dashboard, Sales Report & Sales History

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Loadshedding and your business

Gcobani Gogoba from Barista CUP in Cape Town.

Why you need a business purpose

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Access to small business funding online

Tips on taking your business to the next level.

Business tips to go the next level

Arlene Mulder, cofounder of WeThinkCode_.

Arlene Mulder solves the digital skills gap

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COVID-19: How to sanitise your card machine

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

How to motivate your employees in a small business

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How to start accepting credit card payments

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Beat the sales slump: Working on your marketing

A guide to UIF applications for small business owners

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

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

Beat a sales slump: Working on yourself