insights and advice

Find insights and advice to help you start, grow and run your business.

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.

two women at a Yoco business networking event
insights and advice

Business Networking for Shy Entrepreneurs

Successful business networking is an infamously delicate dance. Mashudu Modau chats to us about the secrets around business socialising.

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

How to open a retail store

Despite e-commerce booming there is something unique about a brick-and-mortar shop. Find out how to open a retail store with this easy guide.

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

Finding a business mentor

We all need help, especially when it comes to small business. But, how do you find and approach a possible business mentor? Read on for more.

Putting your the official stamp on your business.
insights and advice

When should you register your business?

A business doesn’t have to be a company, but there are good reasons to weigh up if you need to register your business. Over time it benefits you.

A whirring calendar in article about managing time as a business owner.
insights and advice

How to manage your time as a business owner

Time is the rarest resource and we often spend it poorly. Learn how to manage your time as an entrepreneur to make the most of what you have.

Julie Taylor, founder of Guns & Rain.
insights and advice

How to go from corporate to business

Taking the leap from corporate life into entrepreneurship is a big step. How do you know you’re ready?

Biltong Rules SA selling at a market in Durban.
insights and advice

How to start selling at markets

Tons of work goes into reaching the point where you’re at a market and making sales. Get tips on how to start selling at markets – successfully!

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insights and advice

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

The top of Google Search is gold for your business website. Find out how to get your website to the top of Google and stay there.

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

Beat the sales slump: Working on your marketing

When your sales are dipping the last thing you want to spend money on is marketing. Find out how to adapt your marketing to beat a sales slump.

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Theo Baloyi in his office at Bathu Shoes.

Shoe No. 14

Branding on receipts produced buy the Yoco Point of Sale app.

Yoco Point of Sale: Customisable Receipts

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

How Mandisa Mjamba made her career in Tech

A photograph of the Yoco data team.

Meet the Yoco Data Team

Using Yoco to grow the coffee industry.

Driving growth in the coffee industry using technology and data

Rifqah of Riff-Wrapped teaches Yoco employees how to wrap a turban.

How value-added marketing helped Rifqah fo Rif-Wrapped

Yoco at The Stack in Cape Town.

The return of The Stack

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

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

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

8 secrets to managing staff over hectic periods

The Yoco team at the Happiness Factory.

The Happiness Factory: 5 secrets to sweet success

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

Access to small business funding

A stall for Granadilla Swimwear.

Granadilla Swimwear: In love with summer

Coins spilling out of a jar in an article about finding funding for your small business.

Top funding options for small businesses

Bryan of Rootbar.

How Rootbar took root

Chapel Leather in Cape Town.

Yoco Point of Sale app: Advanced Features

The Ubuntu Baba factory in Retreat, Cape Town.

Ubuntu Baba: The value of ubuntu

An image of a card in an article about preventing credit card fraud.

How to prevent credit card fraud in your small business

two women at a Yoco business networking event

Business Networking for Shy Entrepreneurs

A screenshot of the Yoco Settlement screen in the app.

When will I get my money?

A business owner working alongside his employee.

The new minimum wage and how it affects your business

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

The cheapest data bundles for Yoco merchants

A Yoco workshop with Google in Durban.

Yoco workshop on digital marketing with Google

An image of a lawyer signing a contract for a new small business.

When will my new small business need a lawyer?

Boniface Chikwenhere of Unique Driftwood Creations.

Growing Unique Driftwood Creations with Yoco Capital

A screenshot of a person doing a Google Search.

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

Entrepreneurs talking to each other at a Yoco Meets event.

Yoco Meets: Connecting entrepreneurs

An image in the tax guide for small business.

Tax Guide for Small Business Structures in SA

The Yoco Store in Parkhurst, Johannesburg.

What we learnt from setting up the Yoco Store

Kafui Awoonor of Kafui Naturals applying beard cream.

A Q&A with Kafui Naturals

Fabian of the Yoco Finance Team.

Meet the Yoco Finance Team

An image of the new Yoco Tap feature.

Yoco Tap: Refresh the till point experience

A whirring calendar in article about managing time as a business owner.

How to manage your time as a business owner

An image of a store front in an article about beating a sales slump with product.

Beating a sales slump: Working on your product

The Yoco Product Development team.

Meet the Yoco Product Team

A man selling ice cream on Cape Town's beaches.

A Lolly To Make You Jolly on Cape Town’s beaches