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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.

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Yoco to adjust team size in response to COVID-19 recovery outlook

An update from Katlego Maphai, Yoco co-founder and CEO.

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Yoco’s Working from Home Guide

To protect the Yoco team and limit COVID-19’s spread, we started working from home. Here’s the guide we used implement our new way of working.

The Yoco Bree Street store in Cape Town.
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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.

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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_.
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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.

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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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.

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Jennifer Cernades of Orejen in Johannesburg.

Orejen: Opening the door to business

The Yoco Business Portal screen in article about the uses of the Portal for reconciling accounts and in the course on small business finances.

“I can reconcile my sales in 15 minutes”

Thilo Moodley of Thilo's Timeless Closet.

Finding a niche market with Thilo’s Timeless Closet

COVID-19 Lockdown: Level 4 Explained

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The top 5 ways small businesses use business funding

A customer shopping at Patagonia in Cape Town using Yoco.

Yoco Point of Sale app: Set up your store

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

Books on bikes with Book Ibhoni

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Introducing Yoco’s online payment suite

Tina Ngxokolo’s story: culture, fashion and business

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Part 1: Strategy before Social for small businesses

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Returning customers: The key to growing your business

Mokgadi Mabela, founder of Native Nosi.

Mokgadi Mabela: Beehind the story

Christmas decorations in an article about preparing your business for the festive season.

Get your small business ready for the festive season

Biltong Rules SA selling at a market in Durban.

How to start selling at markets

Easy ways to increase Easter sales.

6 easy ways to increase Easter sales

An image of Anna Savage, who runs the I Heart Market in Durban.

We Heart Anna – I Heart Market’s wonder woman

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Top 3 most used features of the Yoco Business Portal

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How to stay connected through the COVID-19 outbreak

The Yoco team at the Happiness Factory.

The Happiness Factory: 5 secrets to sweet success

Tech and tools for your business.

Tools for your business

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A quick guide to troubleshooting internet issues

Branding on receipts produced buy the Yoco Point of Sale app.

Yoco Point of Sale: Customisable Receipts

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How to manage your mental wellbeing during COVID-19

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

When will my new small business need a lawyer?

Using Yoco to grow the coffee industry.

Driving growth in the coffee industry using technology and data

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

Yoco Capital Update in 2018

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

How to manage your time as a business owner

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

Whose intellectual property is it anyway?

Doing support at night.

Support at Yoco – we’ve got your back

A Yoco workshop with Google in Durban.

Yoco workshop on digital marketing with Google

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?

The Yoco Store in Parkhurst, Johannesburg.

What we learnt from setting up the Yoco Store

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JK Vending: “If you don’t pay with Yoco you must be loco”

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COVID-19: How to sanitise your card machine

The ladies of La Blosh Nail Boutique.

Taking La Blosh Nail Boutique to the next level