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

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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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.

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“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.

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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.

A Yoco merchant doing their tax administration.
finances and funding

Tax 2019: What you need to know about tax on businesses

The Budget Speech delivered a mixed bag in terms of tax on businesses in 2019. Find out how this will affect in the next tax year.

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