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 a card in an article about preventing credit card fraud.

How to prevent credit card fraud in your small business

An image of the inside of an elevator in an article about making an elevator pitch.

The elevator pitch has left the building

The Yoco Product Development team.

Meet the Yoco Product Team

Bryan of Rootbar.

How Rootbar took root

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

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

An image of the new Yoco Tap feature.

Yoco Tap: Refresh the till point experience

An article about the stages of business growth.

Stages of business growth from Start to Take-off

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VAT 101: Getting money back from SARS

New Year's fireworks in an article about setting up your business for the new year.

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

A picture of a messy desk in an article about creating a new business plan for the new year.

New Year, New You, New Business Plan?

A business owner working alongside his employee.

The new minimum wage and how it affects your business

The entrance of Manifest Yoga in Durban.

Yoga in Durban: Niki and Ellen’s yoga journey

Fabian of the Yoco Finance Team.

Meet the Yoco Finance Team

Getting the most out of your Yoco Point of Sale.

Getting the most from your Yoco Point of Sale

Lexi and Dom of Wild Thing yoga studio.

Wild Thing yoga studio

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

8 secrets to managing staff over hectic periods

How to deal with negative online comments.

Negative comments online: 9 tips for dealing with them

How to get business funding with Yoco Capital

A screenshot of a person doing a Google Search.

How to get your business website to the top of Google Search

An image in the tax guide for small business.

Tax Guide for Small Business Structures in SA

Maya Liepaz of the Yoco Growth Team.

Meet the Yoco Growth Team

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

Yoco Capital Update in 2018

Nick Jacobs, software developer on open by Yoco.

Nick Jacobs: From London to Yoco

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Improve your small business’s online presence

Jennifer Cernades of Orejen in Johannesburg.

Orejen: Opening the door to business

Two people have a cup of coffee in a business mentor meeting.

Finding a business mentor

A Yoco device and Ultimate Bike accessories.

How Jean Botha is growing Ultimate Bike with Yoco Capital

Tech and tools for your business.

Tools for your business

An image of Ncedile Nkonyana, one of the software developers.

How I went from packing devices to developing software

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

Should you use your personal bank account for business?

An image of an ethernet switch in an article about internet issues.

A quick guide to troubleshooting internet issues

Mashudu Modau, who works on Open by Yoco.

Mashudu Modau: Blazing a trail for small businesses

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

Easy ways to increase Easter sales.

6 easy ways to increase Easter sales