YocoLife

YocoLife brings you updates from inside Yoco. From events to employee profiles, launches and events. Check out our careers page to hear about job opportunities.

The Yoco Bree Street store in Cape Town.
customer service

Right place, right time: launching the Yoco Bree Street Store

We recently launched our new Yoco Bree Street store in Cape Town. Find out why we did it and how it will help local businesses.

An image of an old typewriter in an article about financial inclusion.
opinions

Small business and financial inclusion in South Africa

Small business is a critical part of financial inclusion, but it is often forgotten. Marcello opines on how the Yoco Go changes that.

Arlene Mulder, cofounder of WeThinkCode_.
behind the scenes at yoco

Arlene Mulder solves the digital skills gap

WeThinkCode is a tech institute which provides tuition-free software development training to young South Africans. Founder Arlene Mulder wants to close the digital skills gap. Here’s her story and a story from a recent Yoco intern.

An image of Ncedile Nkonyana, one of the software developers.
behind the scenes at yoco

How I went from packing devices to developing software

Ncedile Nkonyana talks about his career journey at Yoco: from working in packing to becoming a coder.

An image of Mandisa Mjamba, a software developer on Open by Yoco.
behind the scenes at yoco

How Mandisa Mjamba made her career in Tech

Mandisa Mjamba was one of our first software engineers and as the business has grown, so has she. Here is her story.

Mashudu Modau, who works on Open by Yoco.
behind the scenes at yoco

Mashudu Modau: Blazing a trail for small businesses

Mashudu Modau is an active figure on the small business scene. Read about Yoco’s own entrepreneur-in-residence.

Nick Jacobs, software developer on open by Yoco.
behind the scenes at yoco

Nick Jacobs: From London to Yoco

Meet Nick Jacobs: a Senior Software Engineer at Yoco who relocated from London to Cape Town to join us in our early startup days.

Behind the scenes for the Yoco For The Sales campaign.
behind the scenes at yoco

Behind the scenes of our For The Sales video

Yanick, visual content developer at Yoco, shares the behind the scenes for the For The Sales campaign by Yoco with small business owners.

The Yoco popup store in Maponya Mall in Soweto.
events

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

We’re excited to introduce the very first Yoco Pop Up Store in Maponya Mall in Soweto. See how we got the store up and running.

The Yoco Store in Parkhurst, Johannesburg.
retail businesses

What we learnt from setting up the Yoco Store

We recently opened the first Yoco store. Here’s how we went about it and what we learned (and are still learning) along the way.

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

Whose intellectual property is it anyway?

Sine Ndlela of Yo Coco in Cape Town.

Sine Ndlela: Serving love with Yo Coco

Tshepo the Jean Maker and his employees.

A man of the denim cloth

Mikhail of the Yoco support team handling customer queries.

Meet the Yoco Support Team

Two people have a cup of coffee in a business mentor meeting.

Finding a business mentor

An image for an article about tipping in restaurants.

Tips on gratuity in restaurants and other businesses

How to deal with negative online comments.

Negative comments online: 9 tips for dealing with them

At a Sushi Box in Cape Town.

Sushi Box unboxes its potential with Yoco Capital

An image of the Yoco Point of Sale App.

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

A lego image on building partnership.

Carl Wazen on building successful partnerships

Tech and tools for your business.

Tools for your business

An image in an article on improving your small businesses online presence.

Improve your small business’s online presence

Orange speaker on a wall in an article about marketing trends.

Five marketing trends to incorporate into your business

An image of Yoco being sold at DigiCape in an article about tips for selling on consignment.

4 tips for selling on consignment

The Yoco Business Portal screen in article about the uses of the Portal for reconciling accounts.

“I can reconcile my sales in 15 minutes”

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

How to increase your tips – the Yoco way

Entrepreneurs talking to each other at a Yoco Meets event.

Yoco Meets: Connecting entrepreneurs

Tips on taking your business to the next level.

Business tips to go the next level

An infographic showing the top uses for business funding.

The top 5 ways small businesses use business funding

Bryan of Rootbar.

How Rootbar took root

A stall for Granadilla Swimwear.

Granadilla Swimwear: In love with summer

Eben Uys, founder of Mad Giant Brewery, shares what he has learnt from building his modest brewery into a world-class destination.

Business lessons from Mad Giant Brewery

A image of a candle in the loadshedding article.

Loadshedding and your business

How to get business funding with Yoco Capital

Balanced rocks in article about the right work-life balance as an entrepreneur.

The right work-life balance for entrepreneurs

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

How value-added marketing helped Rifqah fo Rif-Wrapped

Julie Taylor, founder of Guns & Rain.

How to go from corporate to business

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

Katlego at Startup Grind: How to build a business

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

Getting the most out of your Yoco Point of Sale.

Getting the most from your Yoco Point of Sale

The ladies of La Blosh Nail Boutique.

Taking La Blosh Nail Boutique to the next level

Sheldon Tatchell of Legends Barbershop.

The making of Legends Barbershop

A customer shopping at Patagonia in Cape Town using Yoco.

Yoco Point of Sale app: Set up your store

A photograph of the Yoco data team.

Meet the Yoco Data Team

Gugu Nkabinde, CEO and founder of Gugu Intimates.

Gugu Intimates: Nude underwear for African women