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.

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.

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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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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.

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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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We Heart Anna – I Heart Market’s wonder woman

Why your business needs to start accepting card payments.

5 reasons your business should be accepting card payments

Meg and Kirsten of the Yoco People Team.

Meet the Yoco People Team

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Where to find business advice, guidance and inspiration

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Support Small: Yoco merchants selling fabric face masks

Yoco Capital, a unique short-term working solution for small businesses.

Yoco Capital Update in 2018

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8 secrets to managing staff over hectic periods

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Get your business off to the right start in the new year

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

How Mandisa Mjamba made her career in Tech

Theo Baloyi in his office at Bathu Shoes.

Shoe No. 14

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

Top funding options for small businesses

How to pivot your food business during COVID-19

Doing support at night.

Support at Yoco – we’ve got your back

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Carl Wazen on building successful partnerships

Tshepo the Jean Maker and his employees.

A man of the denim cloth

Biltong Rules SA selling at a market in Durban.

How to start selling at markets

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Do you really need business capital?

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Support Small: will you join the movement?

A Yoco device and Ultimate Bike accessories.

How Jean Botha is growing Ultimate Bike with Yoco Capital

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Filter and export your sales history

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Beating a sales slump: Working on your product

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

Beat a sales slump: Working on yourself

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

How value-added marketing helped Rifqah fo Rif-Wrapped

Getting the most out of your Yoco Point of Sale.

Getting the most from your Yoco Point of Sale

A stall for Granadilla Swimwear.

Granadilla Swimwear: In love with summer

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

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

Business books to help you grow

Books to help you grow your business

The Small Business Pivot | Pandemic-inspired reinvention

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Tax Guide for Small Business Structures in SA

An image of Ncedile Nkonyana, one of the software developers.

How I went from packing devices to developing software

Fabian of the Yoco Finance Team.

Meet the Yoco Finance Team

Siwe Matshisi at her women in business event in Johannesburg.

How Siwe Matshisi is connecting people through business

Mikhail of the Yoco support team handling customer queries.

Meet the Yoco Support Team

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Staff switching: How to make employee management easier

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Part 1: Strategy before Social for small businesses