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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.

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food, drink and hospitality

Reopening a sit-in restaurant safely during COVID-19

Here are our tips for limiting the spread of COVID-19 and reopening your restaurant safely.

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​.

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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 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.
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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.
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Hands on at Hope on Hopkins

Lucy and Leigh Beard: Yoco Merchant #137

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

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Driving growth in the coffee industry using technology and data

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5 ways to increase your Black Friday sales

Lexi and Dom of Wild Thing yoga studio.

Wild Thing yoga studio

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How to start accepting credit card payments

Inside a Beerhouse founded by Randolf Jorberg.

The story of Beerhouse

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Finding a business mentor

Arlene Mulder, cofounder of WeThinkCode_.

Arlene Mulder solves the digital skills gap

Thilo Moodley of Thilo's Timeless Closet.

Finding a niche market with Thilo’s Timeless Closet

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Staff switching: How to make employee management easier

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8 common online shopping problems customers have, and how to remedy them

The Small Business Pivot | The Yoco Guide

COVID-19 Lockdown: Level 4 Explained

The Hope on Hopkins distillery in Cape Town.

Hands on at Hope on Hopkins

Mashudu Modau, who works on Open by Yoco.

Mashudu Modau: Blazing a trail for small businesses

Mikhail of the Yoco support team handling customer queries.

Meet the Yoco Support Team

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

How to open a retail shop

Getting the most out of your Yoco Point of Sale.

Getting the most from your Yoco Point of Sale

The Yoco popup store in Maponya Mall in Soweto.

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

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10 tips: using social media for customer service this Black Friday

Kafui Awoonor of Kafui Naturals applying beard cream.

A Q&A with Kafui Naturals

How to pivot your food business during COVID-19

How to use colour psychology in e-commerce to boost sales

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

How Mandisa Mjamba made her career in Tech

A screenshot of the Yoco Settlement screen in the app.

When will I get my money?

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

Should you use your personal bank account for business?

8 reasons why you should have a small business blog

The Ubuntu Baba factory in Retreat, Cape Town.

Ubuntu Baba: The value of ubuntu

An image of the Yoco Point of Sale App.

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

Chapel Leather in Cape Town.

Yoco Point of Sale: Reporting and Receipt Features

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Get your business off to the right start in the new year

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

Yoco Point of Sale: Customisable Receipts

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6 small business blogging tips and basic guidelines for beginners

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Returning customers: The key to growing your business

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Where to find business advice, guidance and inspiration

An image of a store front in an article about beating a sales slump with product.

Beating a sales slump: Working on your product