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Get insights and practical advice on how to run a small business from experts and Yoco merchants. Pick up tips to keep your business running smoothly.

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

New Year, New You, New Business Plan?

The freshness of a new year is the best time for a new business plan. Take stock of what the old year taught you and plan for the new.

A screenshot of the Yoco Settlement screen in the app.
finances and funding

When will I get my money?

Unlike cash, digital payments take time. When will I get my money is a question many merchants ask before they join Yoco. Check out how we keep everything transparent in the Yoco app.

The Yoco Business Portal screen in article about the uses of the Portal for reconciling accounts.
cape town

“I can reconcile my sales in 15 minutes”

The Yoco Business Portal helps entrepreneurs manage their businesses with its many free tools. Find out how to reconcile sales quickly.

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

How to manage your time as a business owner

Time is the rarest resource and we often spend it poorly. Learn how to manage your time as an entrepreneur to make the most of what you have.

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

Why your payment failed

A failed payment at the till is the most awkward situation you can face as a business owner. What do you do? Read this piece and get help.

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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finances and funding

VAT 101: Getting money back from SARS

Did you know that you may be able to get a tax rebate for Value Added Tax (VAT). Learn about what VAT is and how you can manage it.

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food, drink and hospitality

Tips on gratuity in restaurants and other businesses

Running a fair tipping system is challenging. We chatted to merchants about how they manage tipping in restaurants and other businesses.

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

A new feature from Yoco that allows you to add tabs to an order.
food, drink and hospitality

“Add it to my tab”: Now you can

No more remembering orders or writing them down on pieces of paper. Make use of the new Saved Bills feature to add tabs for your customers.

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Putting your the official stamp on your business.

When should you register your business?

Gugu Nkabinde, CEO and founder of Gugu Intimates.

Gugu Intimates: Nude underwear for African women

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

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

Motivating your employees in busy times

The Ubuntu Baba factory in Retreat, Cape Town.

Ubuntu Baba: The value of ubuntu

A Yoco event on business growth hosted by the CCDI.

Top business growth learnings from local entrepreneurs

Burgers from Smokin' Joes restaurant.

Passion fuels the fire that lights up Smokin’ Joe’s

Siwe Matshisi at her women in business event in Johannesburg.

How Siwe Matshisi is connecting people through business

Selling lollies on the beach.

Seasonal sales: How to deal with them

Mokgadi Mabela, founder of Native Nosi.

Mokgadi Mabela: Beehind the story

The Yoco Go and its packaging.

Yoco Go reviews

An image showing the workspace for an entrepreneur.

Small business finances checklist for the new entrepreneur

Dustin Cormack Thompson from Ground Art Caffe.

How Ground Art Caffe simplify their finances with Yoco and Xero

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

Yoco Capital Update in 2018

A selection of books for entrepreneurs.

15 books for entrepreneurs

How to get business funding with Yoco Capital

two women at a Yoco business networking event

Business Networking for Shy Entrepreneurs

A Yoco merchant doing their tax administration.

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

An image of a lawyer signing a contract for a new small business.

When will my new small business need a lawyer?

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

The Yoco popup store in Maponya Mall in Soweto.

Behind the scenes of the first Yoco Pop Up Store in Soweto

Doing support at night.

Support at Yoco – we’ve got your back

A barista in an article about increasing tips the Yoco way.

How to increase your tips – the Yoco way

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

How I went from packing devices to developing software

An image of a vendor sitting on a collar on Cape Town's beaches.

JK Vending: “If you don’t pay with Yoco you must be loco”

Sine Ndlela of Yo Coco in Cape Town.

Sine Ndlela: Serving love with Yo Coco

Bryan of Rootbar.

How Rootbar took root

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

How Mandisa Mjamba made her career in Tech

Lexi and Dom of Wild Thing yoga studio.

Wild Thing yoga studio

An image of a folder with filed tax returns.

3 tax tips for small business side hustlers

An image in an article about accepting credit card payments.

How to start accepting credit card payments

The Yoco Business Portal screen in article about the uses of the Portal for reconciling accounts.

“I can reconcile my sales in 15 minutes”

How to deal with negative online comments.

Negative comments online: 9 tips for dealing with them

The Yoco team at the Happiness Factory.

The Happiness Factory: 5 secrets to sweet success