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finances and funding

The engine of a company are its finances and funding. Without both a business cannot survive. Get tips on managing your money.

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finances and funding

Introducing getlion: the ultimate “super-app” for entrepreneurs

We’re proud to introduce our latest Yoco Partner! The App to Start, Manage, and Grow your business – and get Rewarded for doing so.

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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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A guide to UIF applications for small business owners

UIF applications can seem daunting, but these tips may help you troubleshoot problems and successfully apply.

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5 ways to cut costs during the COVID-19 pandemic

To keep your business afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic, you will need to cut costs as critically as you can.

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COVID-19 Payment Relief with South African Banks

Major banks like FNB and Absa have set up payment holidays and relief schemes to assist clients during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Relief funding for small businesses during COVID-19

A number of private and state entities have set up relief funding schemes to support small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

finances and funding

10 ways to manage revenue in the face of COVID-19

Despite any slow-down observed in revenue and forward bookings, and the concern this understandably brings, it is worth considering the following before making any decisions that significantly change your strategy.

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Safeguarding your business finances during COVID-19

A broad but simple evaluation of your business finances will enable you to make the best decisions possible during the Coronavirus pandemic.

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Budget Speech 2020: top five things you need to know

The 2020 Budget Speech was surprisingly positive with proposals in the pipeline to provide more funding and support for small business owners.

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New Year, New You, New Business Plan?

The freshness of a new year is the best time for a new business plan. Take stock of what the old year taught you and plan for the new.

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Relief funding for small businesses during COVID-19

Budget Speech 2020

Budget Speech 2020: top five things you need to know

Tshepo the Jean Maker and his employees.

A man of the denim cloth

The Yoco Go and its packaging.

Yoco Go reviews

Mikhail of the Yoco support team handling customer queries.

Meet the Yoco Support Team

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How to ask for funding from family and friends

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

Beat the sales slump: working on your marketing

Two people have a cup of coffee in a business mentor meeting.

Finding a business mentor

Stacy Kleinhans of Baseline Coffee in Woodstock, Cape Town.

Innovative water-saving tips from Baseline Coffee

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Are you getting the most out of your Yoco Point of Sale App?

How to deal with negative online comments.

Negative comments online: 9 tips for dealing with them

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Five marketing trends to incorporate into your business

The Yoco team at the Happiness Factory.

The Happiness Factory: 5 secrets to sweet success

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

How to open a retail shop

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Support Small: will you join the movement?

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How to manage your mental wellbeing during COVID-19

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A marketer’s guide to gift vouchers

How to get SME funding with Yoco Capital

Gcobani Gogoba from Barista CUP in Cape Town.

Why you need a business purpose

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Setting up your Xero and Yoco Integration

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

The cheapest data bundles for Yoco merchants

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Improve your small business’s online presence

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

An article about the stages of business growth.

Stages of business growth from Start to Take-off

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

The entrance of Manifest Yoga in Durban.

Yoga in Durban: Niki and Ellen’s yoga journey

An image of Ncedile Nkonyana, one of the software developers.

How I went from packing devices to developing software

Entrepreneurs talking to each other at a Yoco Meets event.

Yoco Meets: Connecting entrepreneurs

Fabian of the Yoco Finance Team.

Meet the Yoco Finance Team

A list of December markets in South Africa.

The best December markets

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 set up a simple online store with Shopify

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5 social media marketing tools for entrepreneurs

Julie Taylor, founder of Guns & Rain.

How to go from corporate to business

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

Books on bikes with Book Ibhoni