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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insights and advice

Business Networking for Shy Entrepreneurs

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

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

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.
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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An image of Yoco being sold at DigiCape in an article about tips for selling on consignment.

4 tips for selling on consignment

Dustin Cormack Thompson from Ground Art Caffe.

How Ground Art Caffe simplify their finances with Yoco and Xero

Putting your the official stamp on your business.

When should you register your business?

Branding on receipts produced buy the Yoco Point of Sale app.

Yoco Point of Sale: Customisable Receipts

How to deal with negative online comments.

Negative comments online: 9 tips for dealing with them

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

How to ask for funding from family and friends

Natasha Napoli, the owner of Nourish'd Cafe in Cape Town.

How Natasha made Nourish’d Cafe and Juicery

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

Returning customers: The key to growing your business

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

Why your payment failed

A man selling ice cream on Cape Town's beaches.

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

Alistair Barnes from Ballo in his store in Cape Town.

Seeing business differently: how Ballo puts the planet before profit

Mokgadi Mabela, founder of Native Nosi.

Mokgadi Mabela: Beehind the story

Orange speaker on a wall in an article about marketing trends.

Five marketing trends to incorporate into your business

Maya Liepaz of the Yoco Growth Team.

Meet the Yoco Growth Team

A room full of workers in article about employee rights.

Top 5 employee rights every entrepreneur should understand

An image showing the workspace for an entrepreneur.

Small business finances checklist for the new entrepreneur

The Ubuntu Baba factory in Retreat, Cape Town.

Ubuntu Baba: The value of ubuntu

Jennifer Cernades of Orejen in Johannesburg.

Orejen: Opening the door to business

An image in the tax guide for small business.

Tax Guide for Small Business Structures in SA

A graphic of a mobile payments card machine offered by Yoco.

5 ways to increase your Black Friday sales

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

Beat a sales slump: Working on yourself

Gugu Nkabinde, CEO and founder of Gugu Intimates.

Gugu Intimates: Nude underwear for African women

Coins spilling out of a jar in an article about finding funding for your small business.

Top funding options for small businesses

A closeup of a rand note.

Do you really need business capital?

The point of sale system at Truth Coffee alongside a Yoco device.

How to choose a Point of Sale system

Thilo Moodley of Thilo's Timeless Closet.

Finding a niche market with Thilo’s Timeless Closet

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

Get your small business ready for the festive season

Stacy Kleinhans of Baseline Coffee in Woodstock, Cape Town.

Innovative water-saving tips from Baseline Coffee

Mikhail of the Yoco support team handling customer queries.

Meet the Yoco Support Team

An image of a Yoco merchant pairing their device in article about the cheapest data bundles.

The cheapest data bundles for Yoco merchants

The top apps for entrepreneurs.

Top 8 apps for entrepreneurs

Chapel Leather in Cape Town.

Yoco Point of Sale app: Advanced Features

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

How to manage your time as a business owner

The Yoco offices in Parkhurst, Johannesburg.

Growing your business with small businesses

Jabu Mdluli of Unwrapped in Braamfontein.

The Unwrapped entrepreneur story