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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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10 tips: using social media for customer service this Black Friday

Social media customer service has never been more important – Black Friday is looming, and customers are increasingly flocking online for support. We’ll look at 10 tips to make sure your business nails it!

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Meet the Yoco Neo: here are 10 things you should know

Introducing the Yoco Neo – our next-generation card machine that stands alone. Say goodbye to complexity and #HelloNeo.

seasonal businesses

Tips and ideas to get your business ready for summer

The sun is back and so are your customers: Is your business ready for summer? Check out these tips on making sure that your sales heat up too.

Christmas decorations in an article about preparing your business for the festive season.
sales and marketing

Get your small business ready for the festive season

The festive season is the busiest time of year for businesses. Make the most of the peak season by following these five tips.

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Social media marketing: our one-stop guide for getting started

Thanks to social media, connecting with, and converting, your audience is easier than ever. We’ll walk you through the golden rules of social media marketing so that every single post works hard for your brand.

sales and marketing

5 ways to increase your Black Friday sales

Black Friday has come to rival Christmas for sales. Check out 5 tips on how to increase Black Friday sales to kick off the peak season.

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6 basic Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) tips for beginner bloggers

Search engine optimisation is essential if you want your blog to generate high numbers of organic traffic. While the topic is broad and complex, these 6 tips show how easy it is to get started in improving your blog’s SEO.

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6 small business blogging tips and basic guidelines for beginners

Following the best practices for blogging allows your blog posts to make their maximum impact. Check out these basic guidelines that will help you optimise your business blog.

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.

productivity in business

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 Ground Art Caffe simplify their finances with Yoco and Xero

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Access to small business funding online

A Yoco event on business growth hosted by the CCDI.

Top business growth learnings from local entrepreneurs

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

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8 secrets to managing staff over hectic periods


5 social media marketing tools for entrepreneurs

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3 tax tips for small business side hustlers

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

Time management tips for business owners


6 basic Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) tips for beginner bloggers

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A quick guide to troubleshooting internet issues

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Beating a sales slump: Working on your product

How to pivot your food business during COVID-19


How to get your small business ready for the peak season with Yoco

Jabu Mdluli of Unwrapped in Braamfontein.

The Unwrapped entrepreneur story

Yoco Meets on Remo: a how-to guide that’ll boost your event networking

An image of a Yoco device integrating with iKentoo.

Yoco’s Integrated Point of Sale Software Solutions


Starting a business: getlion shares 5 tips to keep in mind

Maya Liepaz of the Yoco Growth Team.

Meet the Yoco Growth Team


Reopening a sit-in restaurant safely during COVID-19

A picture of a merchant working on the Business Portal.

Filter and export your sales history

Selling lollies on the beach.

Seasonal sales: How to deal with them

At a Sushi Box in Cape Town.

Sushi Box unboxes its potential with Yoco Capital

The Hope on Hopkins distillery in Cape Town.

Hands on at Hope on Hopkins

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

Beat the sales slump: working on your marketing


5 ways to increase your Black Friday sales

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How to stay connected through the COVID-19 outbreak

Why your business needs to start accepting card payments.

5 reasons your business should accept credit card payments in South Africa

An image in an article about how returning customers will help you grow your business.

Returning customers: The key to growing your business

A guide to UIF applications for small business owners

The Yoco Bree Street store in Cape Town.

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

A new feature from Yoco that allows you to add tabs to an order.

“Add it to my tab”: Now you can

The Yoco team at the Happiness Factory.

The Happiness Factory: 5 secrets to sweet success

A screenshot of the Yoco Settlement screen in the app.

When will I get my money?

The Ubuntu Baba factory in Retreat, Cape Town.

Ubuntu Baba: The value of ubuntu

An image for an article about tipping in restaurants.

Tips on gratuity in restaurants and other businesses