food, drink and hospitality

The food, drink and hospitality business is competitive and it can be difficult to gain a foothold. Get advice and insights to help you make it.

Mokgadi Mabela, founder of Native Nosi.
food, drink and hospitality

Mokgadi Mabela: Beehind the story

Meet Mokgadi. Owner of Native Nosi and Yoco Merchant #41 506​.

An image for an article about tipping in restaurants.
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 new feature from Yoco that allows you to add tabs to an order.
food, drink and hospitality

“Add it to my tab”: Now you can

No more remembering orders or writing them down on pieces of paper. Make use of the new Saved Bills feature to add tabs for your customers.

Burgers from Smokin' Joes restaurant.
durban

Passion fuels the fire that lights up Smokin’ Joe’s

Every champion was once a contender that refused to give up. We caught up with Mo – a partner at Smokin’ Joe’s – to find out how the boxing-themed joint has gained fame and fortune in Durban’s burger scene.

The Hope on Hopkins distillery in Cape Town.
cape town

Hands on at Hope on Hopkins

Lucy and Leigh Beard: Yoco Merchant #137

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

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

The roving vendors of Cape Town’s beaches are treasures of the city. Read about the lolly vendors of the beach and how they make business.

Jabu Mdluli of Unwrapped in Braamfontein.
food, drink and hospitality

The Unwrapped entrepreneur story

When a good idea takes hold, it becomes something more. It turns into a mission. See the story of Jabu and Thabiso’s business, Unwrapped.

The Yoco team at the Happiness Factory.
durban

The Happiness Factory: 5 secrets to sweet success

Muhammad started the Happiness Factory in 2010 and has grown strongly since. See his five tips for small business owners.

Geoff Noble of Colombo Coffee in Durban.
durban

5 pieces of advice from Colombo Coffee

We caught up with Geoff Noble, owner of Colombo Coffee, to talk about his journey, coffee, culture and more. Check out his tips to help you.

At a Sushi Box in Cape Town.
cape town

Sushi Box unboxes its potential with Yoco Capital

When Sushi Box was looking to open new locations Yoco Capital was there to give them a boost. Christo Bornman chats about using Yoco Capital.

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The Yoco offices in Parkhurst, Johannesburg.

Growing your business with small businesses

An image of a vendor sitting on a collar on Cape Town's beaches.

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

Mashudu Modau, who works on Open by Yoco.

Mashudu Modau: Blazing a trail for small businesses

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

Whose intellectual property is it anyway?

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

Five marketing trends to incorporate into your business

The Ubuntu Baba factory in Retreat, Cape Town.

Ubuntu Baba: The value of ubuntu

Mikhail of the Yoco support team handling customer queries.

Meet the Yoco Support Team

A customer shopping at Patagonia in Cape Town using Yoco.

5 ways Yoco Payments help new businesses

An image of the inside of an elevator in an article about making an elevator pitch.

The elevator pitch has left the building

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

How Mandisa Mjamba made her career in Tech

Nick Jacobs, software developer on open by Yoco.

Nick Jacobs: From London to Yoco

An image showing the workspace for an entrepreneur.

Small business finances checklist for the new entrepreneur

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

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

An image of the new Yoco Tap feature.

Yoco Tap: Refresh the till point experience

Why your business needs to start accepting card payments.

5 reasons your business should be accepting card payments

Boniface Chikwenhere of Unique Driftwood Creations.

Growing Unique Driftwood Creations with Yoco Capital

Towels on the bed at Inkosi Eco Lodge.

Saving the planet with iNkosi Eco Lodge

A failed payment on a Yoco card machine as seen on the connecting mobile device.

Why your payment failed

A image of a candle in the loadshedding article.

Loadshedding and your business

Arlene Mulder, cofounder of WeThinkCode_.

Arlene Mulder solves the digital skills gap

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

When will my new small business need a lawyer?

The entrance of Manifest Yoga in Durban.

Yoga in Durban: Niki and Ellen’s yoga journey

An image for an article about tipping in restaurants.

Tips on gratuity in restaurants and other businesses

A list of December markets in South Africa.

The best December markets

The Yoco Store in Parkhurst, Johannesburg.

What we learnt from setting up the Yoco Store

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

Beat a sales slump: Working on yourself

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

The right work-life balance for entrepreneurs

A picture of a merchant working on the Business Portal.

Filter and export your sales history

An image of the Yoco Point of Sale App.

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

How to get business funding with Yoco Capital

An image of a folder with filed tax returns.

3 tax tips for small business side hustlers

Sheldon Tatchell of Legends Barbershop.

The making of Legends Barbershop

A graphic of a mobile payments card machine offered by Yoco.

5 ways to increase your Black Friday sales

two women at a Yoco business networking event

Business Networking for Shy Entrepreneurs

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