Start

Starting a business is a daunting prospect, but you don’t have to go through it alone. Read up on how to get going with your new business.

An image of a Yoco merchant pairing their device in article about the cheapest data bundles.
the market

The cheapest data bundles for Yoco merchants

Using your phone or tablet with your card machine makes your business truly mobile. Check our survey to find the cheapest data bundles.

The Yoco Go and its packaging.
yoco products

Yoco Go reviews

The Yoco Go is the new, easy way for businesses to get paid. Read some Yoco Go reviews on social media from real businesses.

Putting your the official stamp on your business.
insights and advice

When should you register your business?

A business doesn’t have to be a company, but there are good reasons to weigh up if you need to register your business. Over time it benefits you.

An image of a piggy bank in an article about using personal accounts for business.
finances and funding

Should you use your personal bank account for business?

Small business banking is like many things in life. Doing it properly in the beginning will save you a lot of time, money and pain in the future.

Julie Taylor, founder of Guns & Rain.
insights and advice

How to go from corporate to business

Taking the leap from corporate life into entrepreneurship is a big step. How do you know you’re ready?

An image of two parents talking to their child in an article about getting funding from family and friends for your business.
finances and funding

How to ask for funding from family and friends

Many entrepreneurs get funding from family and friends. They are the most likely to believe in you. Find out how to do this the right way.

An image of a folder with filed tax returns.
finances and funding

3 tax tips for small business side hustlers

Side hustle businesses are pretty common nowadays, but many people are unaware of the tax implications of running one. Read on for tax tips for small businesses.

Biltong Rules SA selling at a market in Durban.
insights and advice

How to start selling at markets

Tons of work goes into reaching the point where you’re at a market and making sales. Get tips on how to start selling at markets – successfully!

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

When will my new small business need a lawyer?

Setting the right foundations for your business may require legal help. Make sure that you know when to turn to a small business lawyer.

A customer shopping at Patagonia in Cape Town using Yoco.
productivity in business

5 ways Yoco Payments help new businesses

Getting paid should be the simplest part of business. This article shows how Yoco Payments can help new small businesses get their money.

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The Yoco team at the Happiness Factory.

The Happiness Factory: 5 secrets to sweet success

How to deal with negative online comments.

Negative comments online: 9 tips for dealing with them

Sue van der Linde of Iris House offers five tips for fundraising.

Five fundraising tips from Iris House Founder, Sue van der Linde

A lego image on building partnership.

Carl Wazen on building successful partnerships

A screenshot of a person doing a Google Search.

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

Lethabo Mokoena of Walk Fresh.

Walk Fresh: Stepping up the game

An image for an article about tipping in restaurants.

Tips on gratuity in restaurants and other businesses

Arlene Mulder, cofounder of WeThinkCode_.

Arlene Mulder solves the digital skills gap

Lizwe Thabethe of Project Inflamed in Johannesburg.

Project Inflamed lights up menswear

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

Access to small business funding

An image in an article about accepting credit card payments.

How to start accepting credit card payments

The Yoco Bree Street store in Cape Town.

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

The Yoco Product Development team.

Meet the Yoco Product Team

Gugu Nkabinde, CEO and founder of Gugu Intimates.

Gugu Intimates: Nude underwear for African women

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

4 tips for selling on consignment

A customer shopping at Patagonia in Cape Town using Yoco.

5 ways Yoco Payments help new businesses

Entrepreneurs talking to each other at a Yoco Meets event.

Yoco Meets: Connecting entrepreneurs

A story about Boniface Chikwenhere.

How Boniface is carving out his future

Nick Jacobs, software developer on open by Yoco.

Nick Jacobs: From London to Yoco

A picture of a merchant working on the Business Portal.

Filter and export your sales history

A list of December markets in South Africa.

The best December markets

An image of a store front in an article about beating a sales slump with product.

Beating a sales slump: Working on your product

An image of an ethernet switch in an article about internet issues.

A quick guide to troubleshooting internet issues

An image of a Yoco device integrating with iKentoo.

How Yoco makes choosing Point of Sale software easy

Boniface Chikwenhere of Unique Driftwood Creations.

Growing Unique Driftwood Creations with Yoco Capital

The logo of #Escape in Johannesburg. They share their finance lessons in this article.

Finance lessons from #Escape

An image of a stressed man in an article on the effect your business may have on your health.

Help! My business is hurting my health

The Yoco popup store in Maponya Mall in Soweto.

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

Orange speaker on a wall in an article about marketing trends.

Five marketing trends to incorporate into your business

Staff motivation at the Hard Pressed Cafe in an article about motivating your employees.

How to motivate your employees in a small business

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

Returning customers: The key to growing your business

A closeup of a rand note.

Do you really need business capital?

Thilo Moodley of Thilo's Timeless Closet.

Finding a niche market with Thilo’s Timeless Closet

Stacy Kleinhans of Baseline Coffee in Woodstock, Cape Town.

Innovative water-saving tips from Baseline Coffee

A room full of workers in article about employee rights.

Top 5 employee rights every entrepreneur should understand