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COVID-19 Lockdown: Level 3 Explained

South Africa will be following a phased approach to ending lockdown. Here’s what you need to know about Level 3.

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Part 2: Looks fade. Personalities don’t.

How to make fans and connect with people. Or something like that.

insights and advice

Managing a hospitality business during COVID-19

Here are some tips for maintaining and adapting your hospitality business during the pandemic.

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Part 1: Strategy before Social for small businesses

Social Media’s like a house. No matter how fancy it looks, it will fall down if the foundation is kak.

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COVID-19 Lockdown: Level 4 Explained

South Africa will be following a phased approach to ending lockdown. Here’s what you need to know about Level 4.

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The Small Business Pivot | Pandemic-inspired reinvention

Just a few weeks ago, almost every small business owner in South Africa realised that their business would be sidelined by the nationwide lockdown. For many this meant no income for three weeks, now extended to five, while fixed costs like rent, service contracts and debt repayments remain. This has …

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A marketer’s guide to gift vouchers

Here are five creative ideas for marketing gift vouchers as a small business.

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5 social media marketing tools for entrepreneurs

Without breaking the bank, here are 5 social media marketing tools you can use to run your social media advertising from start to finish.

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Social Media: How to Communicate During a Crisis

How do you market your business on social media during COVID-19? Here are 5 guiding principles to help you think through your posts and make decisions as the situation evolves.

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

Small business and financial inclusion in South Africa

The Small Business Pivot | Book iBhoni Bike Courier Service


Support Small: will you join the movement?

Sheldon Tatchell of Legends Barbershop.

The making of Legends Barbershop

Putting your the official stamp on your business.

When should you register your business?

A photograph of the Yoco data team.

Meet the Yoco Data Team

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

How I went from packing devices to developing software

Dustin Cormack Thompson from Ground Art Caffe.

How Ground Art Caffe simplify their finances with Yoco and Xero

Gugu Nkabinde, CEO and founder of Gugu Intimates.

Gugu Intimates: Nude underwear for African women

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

Whose intellectual property is it anyway?

A lego image on building partnership.

Carl Wazen on building successful partnerships

Yoco at The Stack in Cape Town.

The return of The Stack

Kafui Awoonor of Kafui Naturals applying beard cream.

A Q&A with Kafui Naturals

Eben Uys, founder of Mad Giant Brewery, shares what he has learnt from building his modest brewery into a world-class destination.

Business lessons from Mad Giant Brewery


Relief funding for small businesses during COVID-19

A image of a candle in the loadshedding article.

Loadshedding and your business

Geoff Noble of Colombo Coffee in Durban.

5 pieces of advice from Colombo Coffee

An image of South Africa rand notes in an article about small business funding.

Access to small business funding online

Boniface Chikwenhere of Unique Driftwood Creations.

Growing Unique Driftwood Creations with Yoco Capital

Stacy Kleinhans of Baseline Coffee in Woodstock, Cape Town.

Innovative water-saving tips from Baseline Coffee

A business owner working alongside his employee.

The new minimum wage and how it affects your business

Theo Baloyi in his office at Bathu Shoes.

Shoe No. 14

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

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

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

8 secrets to managing staff over hectic periods

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

Finding a business mentor

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

The elevator pitch has left the building

An infographic showing the top uses for business funding.

The top 5 ways small businesses use business funding


How to manage your mental wellbeing during COVID-19

A customer shopping at Patagonia in Cape Town using Yoco.

Yoco Point of Sale app: Set up your store

An image for an article about tipping in restaurants.

Tips on gratuity in restaurants and other businesses

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

Motivating your employees in busy times

An image of the Staff Switching feature in action.

Staff switching: How to make employee management easier

The Yoco offices in Parkhurst, Johannesburg.

Growing your business with small businesses

Mokgadi Mabela, founder of Native Nosi.

Mokgadi Mabela: Beehind the story


Part 1: Strategy before Social for small businesses