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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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Yoco Point of Sale: Customisable Receipts

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Saving the planet with iNkosi Eco Lodge

A story about Boniface Chikwenhere.

How Boniface is carving out his future

Tech and tools for your business.

Tools for your business

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Improve your small business’s online presence

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Green Corridors: Looking after Durban

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Setting up your Xero and Yoco Integration

Bryan of Rootbar.

How Rootbar took root

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Stages of business growth from Start to Take-off

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How Jean Botha is growing Ultimate Bike with Yoco Capital

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How to open a retail store

Selling lollies on the beach.

Seasonal sales: How to deal with them

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

We Heart Anna – I Heart Market’s wonder woman

Stacy Kleinhans of Baseline Coffee in Woodstock, Cape Town.

Innovative water-saving tips from Baseline Coffee

A screenshot of the Yoco Settlement screen in the app.

When will I get my money?

An image of Yoco being sold at DigiCape in an article about tips for selling on consignment.

4 tips for selling on consignment

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Small businesses and Coronavirus: the way ahead

The Yoco Store in Parkhurst, Johannesburg.

What we learnt from setting up the Yoco Store

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How Yoco makes choosing Point of Sale software easy

The Yoco Bree Street store in Cape Town.

Right place, right time: launching the Yoco Bree Street Store

Getting the most out of your Yoco Point of Sale.

Getting the most from your Yoco Point of Sale

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

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The elevator pitch has left the building

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How Mandisa Mjamba made her career in Tech

Arlene Mulder, cofounder of WeThinkCode_.

Arlene Mulder solves the digital skills gap

How to deal with negative online comments.

Negative comments online: 9 tips for dealing with them

Julie Taylor, founder of Guns & Rain.

How to go from corporate to business

The Ubuntu Baba factory in Retreat, Cape Town.

Ubuntu Baba: The value of ubuntu

A selection of books for entrepreneurs.

15 books for entrepreneurs

Jabu Mdluli of Unwrapped in Braamfontein.

The Unwrapped entrepreneur story

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Why your payment failed

At a Sushi Box in Cape Town.

Sushi Box unboxes its potential with Yoco Capital

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

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Beat the sales slump: Working on your marketing

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Tips on gratuity in restaurants and other businesses