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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.

The Yoco Bree Street store in Cape Town.
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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.

Arlene Mulder, cofounder of WeThinkCode_.
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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.

An image of Mandisa Mjamba, a software developer on Open by Yoco.
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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.

Nick Jacobs, software developer on open by Yoco.
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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.

Behind the scenes for the Yoco For The Sales campaign.
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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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Staff motivation at the Hard Pressed Cafe in an article about motivating your employees.

How to motivate your employees in a small business

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

How to pivot your food business during COVID-19

A beach promenade in summer.

Is your business ready for Summer?

Mpumelelo Mtintso, founder of Book Ibhoni riding past Vilakazi Street.

Books on bikes with Book Ibhoni

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Five marketing trends to incorporate into your business

A customer shopping at Patagonia in Cape Town using Yoco.

5 ways Yoco Payments help new businesses

Lethabo Mokoena of Walk Fresh.

Walk Fresh: Stepping up the game

A busy restaurant over the holiday period in an article about managing staff.

8 secrets to managing staff over hectic periods

Lizwe Thabethe of Project Inflamed in Johannesburg.

Project Inflamed lights up menswear

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

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

Kafui Awoonor of Kafui Naturals applying beard cream.

A Q&A with Kafui Naturals

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Yoco Tap: Refresh the till point experience

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8 reasons why you should choose WooCommerce for your online store

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Loadshedding and your business

Yoco Capital, a unique short-term working solution for small businesses.

Yoco Capital Update in 2018

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Negative comments online: 9 tips for dealing with them

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

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COVID-19 Payment Relief with South African Banks

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

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

Beat the sales slump: Working on your marketing

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

Get your small business ready for the festive season

A picture of a messy desk in an article about creating a new business plan for the new year.

New Year, New You, New Business Plan?

Getting the most out of your Yoco Point of Sale.

Getting the most from your Yoco Point of Sale

Shannon McLaughlin in the Ubuntu Baba factory in a story about protecting intellectual property.

Whose intellectual property is it anyway?

Part 2: Looks fade. Personalities don’t.

The top apps for entrepreneurs.

Top 8 apps for entrepreneurs

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5 social media marketing tools for entrepreneurs

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A quick guide to troubleshooting internet issues

10 tips for reopening your beauty business safely

The Olive Branch Deli in an article about stock management.

How can I keep track of all my stock?

Burgers from Smokin' Joes restaurant.

Passion fuels the fire that lights up Smokin’ Joe’s

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VAT 101: Getting money back from SARS

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

Should you use your personal bank account for business?

The Yoco popup store in Maponya Mall in Soweto.

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