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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.

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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.

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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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hiring and employees

When will my new small business need a business attorney?

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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Why your business needs to start accepting card payments.

5 reasons your business should accept credit card payments in South Africa

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

Meet the cyclists of Velokhaya

Hlobsile Manana of Mbali Rose Hair.

Mbali Rose Hair: Making a hair business work

Jennifer Cernades of Orejen in Johannesburg.

Orejen: Opening the door to business

An image of a folder with filed tax returns.

3 tax tips for small business side hustlers

How to deal with negative online comments.

Negative comments online: 9 tips for dealing with them

Geoff Noble of Colombo Coffee in Durban.

5 pieces of advice from Colombo Coffee

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How to start accepting credit card payments

Sheldon Tatchell of Legends Barbershop.

The making of Legends Barbershop

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Learn how to build, run, and grow a profitable online store | Win With Woo

Siwe Matshisi at her women in business event in Johannesburg.

How Siwe Matshisi is connecting people through business

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

Yoco POS Sales Reconciliation

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Improve your small business’s online presence

Part 3: Unleashing your creativity to market your small business.

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Safeguarding your business finances during COVID-19

A story about Boniface Chikwenhere.

How Boniface is carving out his future

Lexi and Dom of Wild Thing yoga studio.

Wild Thing yoga studio

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6 small business blogging tips and basic guidelines for beginners

Julie Taylor, founder of Guns & Rain.

How to go from corporate to business

15 e-commerce terms you need to know to get started

A room full of workers in article about employee rights.

Top 5 employee rights every entrepreneur should understand

8 things to consider before you start building an online store

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

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How to stay connected through the COVID-19 outbreak

The top apps for entrepreneurs.

Top 8 apps for entrepreneurs

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

How Natasha made Nourish’d Cafe and Juicery

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

8 secrets to managing staff over hectic periods

Using Yoco to grow the coffee industry.

Driving growth in the coffee industry using technology and data

Putting your the official stamp on your business.

When should you register your business?

A customer shopping at Patagonia in Cape Town using Yoco.

5 ways Yoco Payments help new businesses

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

Theo Baloyi in his office at Bathu Shoes.

Shoe No. 14

Tshepo the Jean Maker and his employees.

A man of the denim cloth

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Five marketing trends to incorporate into your business