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Yoco is an African technology company that builds tools and services to help small businesses get paid, run their business better, and grow. We believe that by opening up more possibilities for entrepreneurs to be successful, we can help create more jobs, enable people to thrive and help to drive our economy forward.
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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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Support Small: Yoco merchants selling fabric face masks

These are some of the Yoco merchants selling face masks for personal use during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Introducing Yoco’s online payment suite

With Yoco’s new online payment suite, merchants can reignite their cash flow and begin doing business online.

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COVID-19 Payment Relief with South African Banks

Major banks like FNB and Absa have set up payment holidays and relief schemes to assist clients during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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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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10 ways to manage revenue in the face of COVID-19

Despite any slow-down observed in revenue and forward bookings, and the concern this understandably brings, it is worth considering the following before making any decisions that significantly change your strategy.

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Yoco’s Working from Home Guide

To protect the Yoco team and limit COVID-19’s spread, we started working from home. Here’s the guide we used implement our new way of working.

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Safeguarding your business finances during COVID-19

A broad but simple evaluation of your business finances will enable you to make the best decisions possible during the Coronavirus pandemic.

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How to manage your mental wellbeing during COVID-19

COVID-19 has compounded the stress of being an entrepreneur but it’s in times like this that you need to prioritise your mental wellbeing.

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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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How to set up a simple online store with Shopify

The ladies of La Blosh Nail Boutique.

Taking La Blosh Nail Boutique to the next level

At a Sushi Box in Cape Town.

Sushi Box unboxes its potential with Yoco Capital

A BMX rider on top of a container at Velokhaya Cycling Academy.

Meet the cyclists of Velokhaya

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A quick guide to troubleshooting internet issues

An area that is being cleaned up by Durban Green Corridors.

Green Corridors: Looking after Durban

An image of a coffee shop in an article on beating a sales slump.

Beat the sales slump: Working on your marketing

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The top 5 ways small businesses use business funding

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5 ways to cut costs during the COVID-19 pandemic

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

We Heart Anna – I Heart Market’s wonder woman

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

Access to small business funding

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How to start accepting credit card payments

Theo Baloyi in his office at Bathu Shoes.

Shoe No. 14

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3 tax tips for small business side hustlers

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Small businesses and Coronavirus: the way ahead

A beach promenade in summer.

Is your business ready for Summer?

The Yoco Product Development team.

Meet the Yoco Product Team

A Yoco device and Ultimate Bike accessories.

How Jean Botha is growing Ultimate Bike with Yoco Capital

The Yoco Go and its packaging.

Yoco Go reviews

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

Books on bikes with Book Ibhoni

The Yoco Business Portal screen in article about the uses of the Portal for reconciling accounts and in the course on small business finances.

“I can reconcile my sales in 15 minutes”

Putting your the official stamp on your business.

When should you register your business?

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

Yoco Capital Update in 2018

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

How to manage your time as a business owner

10 ways to manage revenue in the face of COVID-19

A Yoco workshop with Google in Durban.

Yoco workshop on digital marketing with Google

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

Top funding options for small businesses

Lizwe Thabethe of Project Inflamed in Johannesburg.

Project Inflamed lights up menswear

Yoco’s Working from Home Guide

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Beat a sales slump: Working on yourself

Tips on taking your business to the next level.

Business tips to go the next level

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Small business and financial inclusion in South Africa

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Relief funding for small businesses during COVID-19

An image of a Yoco device integrating with iKentoo.

How Yoco makes choosing Point of Sale software easy

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8 social media tips for business owners during COVID-19