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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.

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COVID-19: How to sanitise your card machine

Sanitise your card machine to prevent the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Here are our tips for how to clean your card machine effectively.

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Small businesses and Coronavirus: the way ahead

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, Yoco has made provisions for the wellbeing of staff as well to ensure business continuity for all merchants.

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Budget Speech 2020: top five things you need to know

The 2020 Budget Speech was surprisingly positive with proposals in the pipeline to provide more funding and support for small business owners.

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Loadshedding and your business

Eskom is an unreliable business partner. Make sure your business is prepared for bouts of loadshedding and other electricity letdowns.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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“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.

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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.

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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.

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3 tax tips for small business side hustlers

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Granadilla Swimwear: In love with summer

Katlego talking about how to build a business at StartUp Grind.

Katlego at Startup Grind: How to build a business

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Tax Guide for Small Business Structures in SA

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The Small Business Pivot | The Yoco Guide

A Yoco merchant doing their tax administration.

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

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Books on bikes with Book Ibhoni

Easy ways to increase Easter sales.

6 easy ways to increase Easter sales

Yoco’s Working from Home Guide

Why your business needs to start accepting card payments.

5 reasons your business should be accepting card payments

The point of sale system at Truth Coffee alongside a Yoco device.

How to choose a Point of Sale system

Thilo Moodley of Thilo's Timeless Closet.

Finding a niche market with Thilo’s Timeless Closet

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New Year, New You, New Business Plan?

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Top 3 most used features of the Yoco Business Portal

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4 tips for selling on consignment

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Support Small: Yoco merchants selling fabric face masks

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

Meet the cyclists of Velokhaya

The Yoco Store in Parkhurst, Johannesburg.

What we learnt from setting up the Yoco Store

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

Green Corridors: Looking after Durban

The Ubuntu Baba factory in Retreat, Cape Town.

Ubuntu Baba: The value of ubuntu

Using Yoco to grow the coffee industry.

Driving growth in the coffee industry using technology and data

The top apps for entrepreneurs.

Top 8 apps for entrepreneurs

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The right work-life balance for entrepreneurs

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Should you use your personal bank account for business?

Budget Speech 2020

Budget Speech 2020: top five things you need to know

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Five marketing trends to incorporate into your business

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A Lolly To Make You Jolly on Cape Town’s beaches

The Yoco offices in Parkhurst, Johannesburg.

Growing your business with small businesses

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Finding a business mentor

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Stages of business growth from Start to Take-off

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Small business finances checklist for the new entrepreneur

Arlene Mulder, cofounder of WeThinkCode_.

Arlene Mulder solves the digital skills gap

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Social Media: How to Communicate During a Crisis

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Saving the planet with iNkosi Eco Lodge

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