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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.

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finances and funding

How to start accepting credit card payments

There are different ways to start accepting card payments. Some better than others. We compare the different ways to take card payments.

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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.
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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 a market stall

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!

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hiring and employees

When will my new small business need a business attorney?

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

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Entrepreneurs talking to each other at a Yoco Meets event.

Yoco Meets: Connecting entrepreneurs

Eben Uys, founder of Mad Giant Brewery, shares what he has learnt from building his modest brewery into a world-class destination.

Business lessons from Mad Giant Brewery

Why your business needs to start accepting card payments.

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

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How to manage your mental wellbeing during COVID-19

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Yoco Tap: Refresh the till point experience

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Basic steps to improving your online visibility without an e-commerce store

Mikhail of the Yoco support team handling customer queries.

Meet the Yoco Support Team

Maya Liepaz of the Yoco Growth Team.

Meet the Yoco Growth Team

The Yoco Business Portal screen in article about the uses of the Portal for reconciling accounts and in the course on small business finances.

Yoco POS Sales Reconciliation

The entrance of Manifest Yoga in Durban.

Yoga in Durban: Niki and Ellen’s yoga journey

10 tips for reopening your beauty business safely

Mokgadi Mabela, founder of Native Nosi.

Mokgadi Mabela: Beehind the story

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8 secrets to managing staff over hectic periods

The Small Business Pivot | Book iBhoni Bike Courier Service

Chapel Leather in Cape Town.

Yoco Point of Sale: Reporting and Receipt Features

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Finding a business mentor

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Safeguarding your business finances during COVID-19

A screenshot of the Yoco Settlement screen in the app.

When will I get my money?

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Yoco for WooCommerce | From sign up to set up in less than 10 minutes

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

The cheapest data bundles for Yoco merchants

Sheldon Tatchell of Legends Barbershop.

The making of Legends Barbershop

A guide to UIF applications for small business owners

An image of a store open sign in an article about opening a retail store.

How to open a retail shop

A lego image on building partnership.

Carl Wazen on building successful partnerships

The Yoco Bree Street store in Cape Town.

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

A man selling ice cream on Cape Town's beaches.

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

Branding on receipts produced buy the Yoco Point of Sale app.

Yoco Point of Sale: Customisable Receipts

Tips on taking your business to the next level.

Business tips to go the next level

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Beating a sales slump: Working on your product

Lizwe Thabethe of Project Inflamed in Johannesburg.

Project Inflamed lights up menswear

A Yoco event on business growth hosted by the CCDI.

Top business growth learnings from local entrepreneurs

Jabu Mdluli of Unwrapped in Braamfontein.

The Unwrapped entrepreneur story

Part 3: Unleashing your creativity to market your small business.

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A marketer’s guide to gift vouchers

Afrikan Passion Designs: A line of love & eco-edge