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YocoLife brings you updates from inside Yoco. From events to employee profiles, launches and events. Check out our careers page to hear about job opportunities.

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Yoco to adjust team size in response to COVID-19 recovery outlook

An update from Katlego Maphai, Yoco co-founder and CEO.

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Yoco’s Working from Home Guide

To protect the Yoco team and limit COVID-19’s spread, we started working from home. Here’s the guide we used implement our new way of working.

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

We recently launched our new Yoco Bree Street store in Cape Town. Find out why we did it and how it will help local businesses.

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Small business and financial inclusion in South Africa

Small business is a critical part of financial inclusion, but it is often forgotten. Marcello opines on how the Yoco Go changes that.

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Arlene Mulder solves the digital skills gap

WeThinkCode is a tech institute which provides tuition-free software development training to young South Africans. Founder Arlene Mulder wants to close the digital skills gap. Here’s her story and a story from a recent Yoco intern.

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How I went from packing devices to developing software

Ncedile Nkonyana talks about his career journey at Yoco: from working in packing to becoming a coder.

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How Mandisa Mjamba made her career in Tech

Mandisa Mjamba was one of our first software engineers and as the business has grown, so has she. Here is her story.

Mashudu Modau, who works on Open by Yoco.
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Mashudu Modau: Blazing a trail for small businesses

Mashudu Modau is an active figure on the small business scene. Read about Yoco’s own entrepreneur-in-residence.

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Nick Jacobs: From London to Yoco

Meet Nick Jacobs: a Senior Software Engineer at Yoco who relocated from London to Cape Town to join us in our early startup days.

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Behind the scenes of our For The Sales video

Yanick, visual content developer at Yoco, shares the behind the scenes for the For The Sales campaign by Yoco with small business owners.

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Should you use your personal bank account for business?

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Support Small: will you join the movement?

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Filter and export your sales history

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Small businesses and Coronavirus: the way ahead

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

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8 common online shopping problems customers have, and how to remedy them

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How to start a market stall

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How to manage your mental wellbeing during COVID-19

Gcobani Gogoba from Barista CUP in Cape Town.

Why you need a business purpose

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How to set up a simple online store with Shopify

Easy ways to increase Easter sales.

6 easy ways to increase Easter sales

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Where to find business advice, guidance and inspiration

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Safeguarding your business finances during COVID-19

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How Boniface is carving out his future

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Tips and ideas to get your business ready for summer

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8 social media tips for business owners during COVID-19

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

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Business Networking for Shy Entrepreneurs

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COVID-19: How to sanitise your card machine

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9 top email marketing benefits for small businesses

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

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Relief funding for small businesses during COVID-19

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15 books for entrepreneurs

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Do you really need business capital?

Thilo Moodley of Thilo's Timeless Closet.

Finding a niche market with Thilo’s Timeless Closet

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COVID-19 Lockdown: Level 2 Explained

The Yoco Bree Street store in Cape Town.

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

Lethabo Mokoena of Walk Fresh.

Walk Fresh: Stepping up the game

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

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The right work-life balance for entrepreneurs

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5 social media marketing tools for entrepreneurs

8 reasons why you should have a small business blog

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How Mandisa Mjamba made her career in Tech

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COVID-19 Payment Relief with South African Banks

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Tax Guide for Small Business Structures in SA