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.

Budget Speech 2020
finances and funding

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.

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

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.

An image of the inside of an elevator in an article about making an elevator pitch.
finances and funding

The elevator pitch has left the building

The art of making an elevator pitch is key they say. But does it need a shakeup for small businesses looking for support and funding?

A screenshot of the Yoco Settlement screen in the app.
finances and funding

When will I get my money?

Unlike cash, digital payments take time. When will I get my money is a question many merchants ask before they join Yoco. Check out how we keep everything transparent in the Yoco app.

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

“I can reconcile my sales in 15 minutes”

The Yoco Business Portal helps entrepreneurs manage their businesses with its many free tools. Find out how to reconcile sales quickly.

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.

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.

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finances and funding

VAT 101: Getting money back from SARS

Did you know that you may be able to get a tax rebate for Value Added Tax (VAT). Learn about what VAT is and how you can manage it.

A picture of a merchant working on the Business Portal.
finances and funding

Filter and export your sales history

Improve your reconciliation process with the tools in the Yoco Business Portal. Take care of your sales history easily and efficiently.

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Top 3 most used features of the Yoco Business Portal

Julie Taylor, founder of Guns & Rain.

How to go from corporate to business

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

Tips on taking your business to the next level.

Business tips to go the next level

Tech and tools for your business.

Tools for your business

Siwe Matshisi at her women in business event in Johannesburg.

How Siwe Matshisi is connecting people through business

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 image in an article about accepting credit card payments.

How to start accepting credit card payments

An image in the tax guide for small business.

Tax Guide for Small Business Structures in SA

New Year's fireworks in an article about setting up your business for the new year.

Get your business off to the right start in the new year

A screenshot of a person doing a Google Search.

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

Natasha Napoli, the owner of Nourish'd Cafe in Cape Town.

How Natasha made Nourish’d Cafe and Juicery

Stacy Kleinhans of Baseline Coffee in Woodstock, Cape Town.

Innovative water-saving tips from Baseline Coffee

Hlobsile Manana of Mbali Rose Hair.

Mbali Rose Hair: Making a hair business work

Boniface Chikwenhere of Unique Driftwood Creations.

Growing Unique Driftwood Creations with Yoco Capital

An image of an old typewriter in an article about financial inclusion.

Small business and financial inclusion in South Africa

The Olive Branch Deli in an article about stock management.

How can I keep track of all my stock?

A image of a candle in the loadshedding article.

Loadshedding and your business

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

Get your small business ready for the festive season

A customer shopping at Patagonia in Cape Town using Yoco.

Yoco Point of Sale app: Set up your store

An infographic showing the top uses for business funding.

The top 5 ways small businesses use business funding

Maya Liepaz of the Yoco Growth Team.

Meet the Yoco Growth Team

Nick Jacobs, software developer on open by Yoco.

Nick Jacobs: From London to Yoco

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

Five marketing trends to incorporate into your business

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

Books on bikes with Book Ibhoni

Geoff Noble of Colombo Coffee in Durban.

5 pieces of advice from Colombo Coffee

Business books to help you grow

Books to help you grow your business

Theo Baloyi in his office at Bathu Shoes.

Shoe No. 14

Mashudu Modau, who works on Open by Yoco.

Mashudu Modau: Blazing a trail for small businesses

An image of the new Yoco Tap feature.

Yoco Tap: Refresh the till point experience

Towels on the bed at Inkosi Eco Lodge.

Saving the planet with iNkosi Eco Lodge

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

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

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

Access to small business funding

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

How to ask for funding from family and friends

The Yoco Product Development team.

Meet the Yoco Product Team