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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.

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.

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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 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.

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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Beat the sales slump: Working on your marketing

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Relief funding for small businesses during COVID-19

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Beating a sales slump: Working on your product

A stall for Granadilla Swimwear.

Granadilla Swimwear: In love with summer

Lexi and Dom of Wild Thing yoga studio.

Wild Thing yoga studio

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

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

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Social Media: How to Communicate During a Crisis

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

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

Mashudu Modau, who works on Open by Yoco.

Mashudu Modau: Blazing a trail for small businesses

A pic of the guys at Colombo Coffee in Durban in an article about motivating your employees.

Motivating your employees in busy times

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

How to increase your tips – the Yoco way

A Yoco workshop with Google in Durban.

Yoco workshop on digital marketing with Google

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8 reasons why you should choose WooCommerce for your online store

A list of December markets in South Africa.

The best December markets

A business owner working alongside his employee.

The new minimum wage and how it affects your business

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

“Add it to my tab”: Now you can

Why your business needs to start accepting card payments.

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

Jennifer Cernades of Orejen in Johannesburg.

Orejen: Opening the door to business

The Yoco offices in Parkhurst, Johannesburg.

Growing your business with small businesses

An image of a piggy bank in an article about using personal accounts for business.

Should you use your personal bank account for business?

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COVID-19 Lockdown: Level 2 Explained

A selection of books for entrepreneurs.

15 books for entrepreneurs

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Support Small: Yoco merchants selling fabric face masks

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A marketer’s guide to gift vouchers

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Carl Wazen on building successful partnerships

An image of a Yoco device integrating with iKentoo.

Yoco’s Integrated Point of Sale Software Solutions

Inside a Beerhouse founded by Randolf Jorberg.

The story of Beerhouse

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Access to small business funding online

Gcobani Gogoba from Barista CUP in Cape Town.

Why you need a business purpose

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Part 1: Strategy before Social for small businesses

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

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

How to open a retail shop

The Yoco popup store in Maponya Mall in Soweto.

Behind the scenes of the first Yoco Pop Up Store in Soweto

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?

Dustin Cormack Thompson from Ground Art Caffe.

How Ground Art Caffe simplify their finances with Yoco and Xero