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

When will my new small business need a lawyer?

An image of a coffee shop in an article on beating a sales slump.

Beat the sales slump: Working on your marketing

Coins spilling out of a jar in an article about finding funding for your small business.

Top funding options for small businesses

Hlobsile Manana of Mbali Rose Hair.

Mbali Rose Hair: Making a hair business work

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

How to manage your time as a business owner

The Yoco popup store in Maponya Mall in Soweto.

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

Sine Ndlela of Yo Coco in Cape Town.

Sine Ndlela: Serving love with Yo Coco

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Budget Speech 2020: top five things you need to know

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Carl Wazen on building successful partnerships

Kafui Awoonor of Kafui Naturals applying beard cream.

A Q&A with Kafui Naturals

Lethabo Mokoena of Walk Fresh.

Walk Fresh: Stepping up the game

How to get business funding with Yoco Capital

Alistair Barnes from Ballo in his store in Cape Town.

Seeing business differently: how Ballo puts the planet before profit

At a Sushi Box in Cape Town.

Sushi Box unboxes its potential with Yoco Capital

Tips on taking your business to the next level.

Business tips to go the next level

Dustin Cormack Thompson from Ground Art Caffe.

How Ground Art Caffe simplify their finances with Yoco and Xero

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

Get your small business ready for the festive season

Putting your the official stamp on your business.

When should you register your business?

Jennifer Cernades of Orejen in Johannesburg.

Orejen: Opening the door to business

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

The right work-life balance for entrepreneurs

A photograph of the Yoco data team.

Meet the Yoco Data Team

The entrance of Manifest Yoga in Durban.

Yoga in Durban: Niki and Ellen’s yoga journey

An image in the tax guide for small business.

Tax Guide for Small Business Structures in SA

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

5 ways to increase your Black Friday sales

Mokgadi Mabela, founder of Native Nosi.

Mokgadi Mabela: Beehind the story

A Yoco workshop with Google in Durban.

Yoco workshop on digital marketing with Google

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

Why your payment failed

A stall for Granadilla Swimwear.

Granadilla Swimwear: In love with summer

Mashudu Modau, who works on Open by Yoco.

Mashudu Modau: Blazing a trail for small businesses

The Yoco team at the Happiness Factory.

The Happiness Factory: 5 secrets to sweet success

A screenshot of a person doing a Google Search.

How to get your business website to the top of Google Search

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

The elevator pitch has left the building

A screenshot of the Yoco Settlement screen in the app.

When will I get my money?