insights and advice

ICYMI: The best of ‘22 blog roundup

2022 has been a year, so you’re forgiven if you haven’t had a chance to read all of our blogs. As our holiday gift to you, we’ve rounded up some of our best blogs. From practical tips on wooing customers and mastering SEO to future-proofing your business and using TikTok …

railways cafe
food, drink and hospitality

Full steam ahead for Railways, the (not-so-little) restaurant that could

Railways restaurant is more than just the story of a guy with a monkey on his back (literally), it’s an epic tale that transcends the mundane.

finances and funding

Banting Baker Gigi: How this stuntwoman flipped to ruling a keto empire

This queen of keto is a badass business warrior who pulled off the greatest entrepreneurial stunt of all: HYPERGROWTH during lockdown!


Yoco Meets | Women in Business: Thriving as Underdogs

At our Yoco Meets dedicated to women in business, these inspiring entrepreneurs shared their tips for beating the odds and thriving as an underdog.


It’s Time to Grow. Announcing our Series C Funding Round!

We are proud to announce that we have secured over R1.2 billion in funding. A big step towards realising our vision of Open Commerce.

MBV emporium
retail businesses

MBV Emporium: a dream shop filled with conversation starters

Vanessa Govender’s MBV Emporium is the manifestation of her lifelong passion for collecting and sharing beauty, thriving no matter the odds!

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business Valentine's Day

5 ways to show your business the love this Valentine’s Day

An image of two parents talking to their child in an article about getting funding from family and friends for your business.

How to ask for funding from family and friends

The Small Business Pivot | Pandemic-inspired reinvention

The Yoco popup store in Maponya Mall in Soweto.

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

What’s the deal with Instant Payouts?

When and how should you register your small business?

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

How I went from packing devices to developing software


Accepting payments with Apple Pay and your Yoco card machine


Managing a hospitality business during COVID-19

The Small Business Pivot | The Yoco Guide

woman using laptop

SEO for Small Business: 5 quick tips to getting optimised for success

Staff motivation at the Hard Pressed Cafe in an article about motivating your employees.

How to motivate your employees in a small business

An image of a Yoco merchant pairing their device in article about the cheapest data bundles.

The cheapest data bundles for Yoco merchants


Reopening a sit-in restaurant safely during COVID-19


8 reasons why you should choose WooCommerce for your online store

Yoco’s Festive Gift Guide 

An article about the stages of business growth.

Stages of business growth from Start to Take-off

Selling lollies on the beach.

Seasonal sales: How to deal with them

yoco referrals

The Yoco Referral Program: how to get paid for becoming a better friend

Bloom Conference: women in creative entrepreneurship

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

Whose intellectual property is it anyway?


Relief funding for small businesses during COVID-19


6 small business blogging tips and basic guidelines for beginners

Brand Animation Reveal

Where to from here? Katlego Maphai on rebuilding small business

A whirring calendar in article about managing time as a business owner.

Time management tips for business owners

An image of a lawyer signing a contract for a new small business.

When will my new small business need a business attorney?

Game-changing AI tools to power your business | Part 2

Julie Taylor, founder of Guns & Rain.

How to go from corporate to business

5 steps to kicking off a killer customer loyalty program

An infographic showing the top uses for business funding.

The top 5 ways small businesses use business funding

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

Seven ways to get paid remotely with Yoco Link

An image of the Yoco Point of Sale App.

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

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

Katlego at Startup Grind: How to build a business


5 ways to cut costs during the COVID-19 pandemic