sales and marketing

Sales and marketing are everything. The lifeblood of your business. Learn how to make your name and product known to potential customers.

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sales and marketing

How to set up a simple online store with Shopify

Shopify has extended their free trial option to 90 days for new customers who want to set up a simple online store in the wake of COVID-19.

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sales and marketing

8 social media tips for business owners during COVID-19

Here are 8 tips from Kayli Vee Levitan on how to best navigate social media during a pandemic.

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customer service

How to stay connected through the COVID-19 outbreak

Open communication is a key element of survival for businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. But how do you stay connected and what do you say?

The Olive Branch Deli in an article about stock management.
sales and marketing

How can I keep track of all my stock?

Selling lots of products comes with headaches. We’ve developed a way to track your stock with the Yoco Point of Sale app.

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

The elevator pitch has left the building

The art of making an elevator pitch is key they say. But does it need a shakeup for small businesses looking for support and funding?

Biltong Rules SA selling at a market in Durban.
insights and advice

How to start selling at markets

Tons of work goes into reaching the point where you’re at a market and making sales. Get tips on how to start selling at markets – successfully!

A screenshot of a person doing a Google Search.
insights and advice

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

The top of Google Search is gold for your business website. Find out how to get your website to the top of Google and stay there.

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insights and advice

Beat the sales slump: Working on your marketing

When your sales are dipping the last thing you want to spend money on is marketing. Find out how to adapt your marketing to beat a sales slump.

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insights and advice

Beating a sales slump: Working on your product

Sales are slipping! Maybe now is a good time to really relook and rework your product or service.

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insights and advice

Beat a sales slump: Working on yourself

The hardest part of hitting a sales slump is picking yourself up. Get tips on how to work on you to dig yourself out of a slump.

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Staff switching: How to make employee management easier

Gugu Nkabinde, CEO and founder of Gugu Intimates.

Gugu Intimates: Nude underwear for African women

A screenshot of the Yoco Settlement screen in the app.

When will I get my money?

Julie Taylor, founder of Guns & Rain.

How to go from corporate to business

An image of Anna Savage, who runs the I Heart Market in Durban.

We Heart Anna – I Heart Market’s wonder woman

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

Whose intellectual property is it anyway?

Stacy Kleinhans of Baseline Coffee in Woodstock, Cape Town.

Innovative water-saving tips from Baseline Coffee

A Yoco workshop with Google in Durban.

Yoco workshop on digital marketing with Google

A closeup of a rand note.

Do you really need business capital?

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

How value-added marketing helped Rifqah fo Rif-Wrapped

A selection of books for entrepreneurs.

15 books for entrepreneurs

Jabu Mdluli of Unwrapped in Braamfontein.

The Unwrapped entrepreneur story

A stall for Granadilla Swimwear.

Granadilla Swimwear: In love with summer

Gcobani Gogoba from Barista CUP in Cape Town.

Why you need a business purpose

Selling lollies on the beach.

Seasonal sales: How to deal with them

An infographic showing the top uses for business funding.

The top 5 ways small businesses use business funding

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

How Natasha made Nourish’d Cafe and Juicery

An image of a store open sign in an article about opening a retail store.

How to open a retail store

Alistair Barnes from Ballo in his store in Cape Town.

Seeing business differently: how Ballo puts the planet before profit

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

Should you use your personal bank account for business?

Hlobsile Manana of Mbali Rose Hair.

Mbali Rose Hair: Making a hair business work

The Yoco team at the Happiness Factory.

The Happiness Factory: 5 secrets to sweet success

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

Why your payment failed

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 Yoco merchant doing their tax administration.

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

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

Yoco Capital Update in 2018

An image of a card in an article about preventing credit card fraud.

How to prevent credit card fraud in your small business

A list of December markets in South Africa.

The best December markets

Lexi and Dom of Wild Thing yoga studio.

Wild Thing yoga studio

Dustin Cormack Thompson from Ground Art Caffe.

How Ground Art Caffe simplify their finances with Yoco and Xero

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

How Mandisa Mjamba made her career in Tech

Geoff Noble of Colombo Coffee in Durban.

5 pieces of advice from Colombo Coffee

A beach promenade in summer.

Is your business ready for Summer?

Entrepreneurs talking to each other at a Yoco Meets event.

Yoco Meets: Connecting entrepreneurs

A room full of workers in article about employee rights.

Top 5 employee rights every entrepreneur should understand