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 closeup of a rand note.

Do you really need business capital?

Alistair Barnes from Ballo in his store in Cape Town.

Seeing business differently: how Ballo puts the planet before profit

A failed payment on a Yoco card machine as seen on the connecting mobile device.

Why your payment failed

How to deal with negative online comments.

Negative comments online: 9 tips for dealing with them

The Yoco Store in Parkhurst, Johannesburg.

What we learnt from setting up the Yoco Store

Tech and tools for your business.

Tools for your business

An article about the stages of business growth.

Stages of business growth from Start to Take-off

A image of a candle in the loadshedding article.

Loadshedding and your business

Burgers from Smokin' Joes restaurant.

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

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

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

A customer shopping at Patagonia in Cape Town using Yoco.

5 ways Yoco Payments help new businesses

two women at a Yoco business networking event

Business Networking for Shy Entrepreneurs

Gcobani Gogoba from Barista CUP in Cape Town.

Why you need a business purpose

Tina Ngxokolo’s story: culture, fashion and business

Behind the scenes for the Yoco For The Sales campaign.

Behind the scenes of our For The Sales video

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

A Yoco event on business growth hosted by the CCDI.

Top business growth learnings from local entrepreneurs

Boniface Chikwenhere of Unique Driftwood Creations.

Growing Unique Driftwood Creations with Yoco Capital

Entrepreneurs talking to each other at a Yoco Meets event.

Yoco Meets: Connecting entrepreneurs

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

How Natasha made Nourish’d Cafe and Juicery

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

Books on bikes with Book Ibhoni

A barista in an article about increasing tips the Yoco way.

How to increase your tips – the Yoco way

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

The elevator pitch has left the building

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

Fabian of the Yoco Finance Team.

Meet the Yoco Finance Team

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

New Year, New You, New Business Plan?

An image for an article on how to handle VAT and how to get money back from SARS.

VAT 101: Getting money back from SARS

A screenshot of the Yoco Settlement screen in the app.

When will I get my money?

How to get business funding with Yoco Capital

Gugu Nkabinde, CEO and founder of Gugu Intimates.

Gugu Intimates: Nude underwear for African women

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

Biltong Rules SA selling at a market in Durban.

How to start selling at markets

The Yoco Product Development team.

Meet the Yoco Product Team

Dustin Cormack Thompson from Ground Art Caffe.

How Ground Art Caffe simplify their finances with Yoco and Xero

Arlene Mulder, cofounder of WeThinkCode_.

Arlene Mulder solves the digital skills gap