legal

The legal aspect of small business can be opaque, but ignoring it is not an option. From contracts to employees, make sure your legal affairs are in order.

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.

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 lawyer signing a contract for a new small business.
hiring and employees

When will my new small business need a lawyer?

Setting the right foundations for your business may require legal help. Make sure that you know when to turn to a small business lawyer.

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food, drink and hospitality

Tips on gratuity in restaurants and other businesses

Running a fair tipping system is challenging. We chatted to merchants about how they manage tipping in restaurants and other businesses.

A business owner working alongside his employee.
hiring and employees

The new minimum wage and how it affects your business

Do you understand the implications of the new minimum wage for your business? We chatted to Justine Del Monte & Associates and SweepSouth about this new law.

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

Whose intellectual property is it anyway?

The story of Ubuntu Baba is a warning and an encouragement for small businesses. Read about the real world of intellectual property.

A room full of workers in article about employee rights.
hiring and employees

Top 5 employee rights every entrepreneur should understand

Are you up to date on what your employee rights are? Lauren Woolley from Yoco talks us through the top employee rights your should know.

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A screenshot of a person doing a Google Search.

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

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

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

Theo Baloyi in his office at Bathu Shoes.

Shoe No. 14

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

How to open a retail store

Behind the scenes for the Yoco For The Sales campaign.

Behind the scenes of our For The Sales video

A BMX rider on top of a container at Velokhaya Cycling Academy.

Meet the cyclists of Velokhaya

The point of sale system at Truth Coffee alongside a Yoco device.

How to choose a Point of Sale system

Why your business needs to start accepting card payments.

5 reasons your business should be accepting card payments

Julie Taylor, founder of Guns & Rain.

How to go from corporate to business

Boniface Chikwenhere of Unique Driftwood Creations.

Growing Unique Driftwood Creations with Yoco Capital

Geoff Noble of Colombo Coffee in Durban.

5 pieces of advice from Colombo Coffee

A new feature from Yoco that allows you to add tabs to an order.

“Add it to my tab”: Now you can

An image showing the workspace for an entrepreneur.

Small business finances checklist for the new entrepreneur

Burgers from Smokin' Joes restaurant.

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

Tips on taking your business to the next level.

Business tips to go the next level

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

Top funding options for small businesses

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

8 secrets to managing staff over hectic periods

Lethabo Mokoena of Walk Fresh.

Walk Fresh: Stepping up the game

The Yoco Go and its packaging.

Yoco Go reviews

The Hope on Hopkins distillery in Cape Town.

Hands on at Hope on Hopkins

Siwe Matshisi at her women in business event in Johannesburg.

How Siwe Matshisi is connecting people through business

An image of the Yoco Business Portal.

Top 3 most used features of the Yoco Business Portal

An image of the new Yoco Tap feature.

Yoco Tap: Refresh the till point experience

A room full of workers in article about employee rights.

Top 5 employee rights every entrepreneur should understand

An infographic showing the top uses for business funding.

The top 5 ways small businesses use business funding

Gcobani Gogoba from Barista CUP in Cape Town.

Why you need a business purpose

The Yoco Business Portal screen in article about the uses of the Portal for reconciling accounts.

“I can reconcile my sales in 15 minutes”

The Yoco team at the Happiness Factory.

The Happiness Factory: 5 secrets to sweet success

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

Five marketing trends to incorporate into your business

Jennifer Cernades of Orejen in Johannesburg.

Orejen: Opening the door to business

Inside a Beerhouse founded by Randolf Jorberg.

The story of Beerhouse

Katlego talking about how to build a business at StartUp Grind.

Katlego at Startup Grind: How to build a business

Zandile Tlhapi of Baby Friendly at her baby store in Khayelitsha, Cape Town.

Zandile Tlhapi: The first home-grown baby store in Khayelitsha

An image of a open store with no customers in an article about beating a sales slump.

Beat a sales slump: Working on yourself

A image of a candle in the loadshedding article.

Loadshedding and your business