Daniel

Daniel is a writer and strategic storyteller. With experience in traditional copywriting, growth marketing and journalism, he specialises in helping startups earn attention and customers.
Alistair Barnes from Ballo in his store in Cape Town.
cape town

Seeing business differently: how Ballo puts the planet before profit

Can you be sustainable and be profitable? Alistair Barnes from Ballo Fashion talks to us about how his business does it.

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

Should you use your personal bank account for business?

Small business banking is like many things in life. Doing it properly in the beginning will save you a lot of time, money and pain in the future.

Julie Taylor, founder of Guns & Rain.
insights and advice

How to go from corporate to business

Taking the leap from corporate life into entrepreneurship is a big step. How do you know you’re ready?

Biltong Rules SA selling at a market in Durban.
insights and advice

How to start selling at markets

Tons of work goes into reaching the point where you’re at a market and making sales. Get tips on how to start selling at markets – successfully!

A business owner working alongside his employee.
hiring and employees

The new minimum wage and how it affects your business

Do you understand the implications of the new minimum wage for your business? We chatted to Justine Del Monte & Associates and SweepSouth about this new law.

A busy restaurant over the holiday period in an article about managing staff.
hiring and employees

8 secrets to managing staff over hectic periods

During busy holiday periods some of your staff may want to take time off. Find out how to manage staff during these critical periods.

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.

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.

A list of December markets in South Africa.
seasonal businesses

The best December markets

We may not have snow as a background, but our best December markets are top-notch. Find the best places to shop in the festive season.

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

The right work-life balance for entrepreneurs

The right work-life balance for entrepreneurs is a difficult juggling act. Here are some tips on keeping yourself in check.

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An article about the stages of business growth.

Stages of business growth from Start to Take-off

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

Why your payment failed

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

Beating a sales slump: Working on your product

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

Yoco Capital Update in 2018

An image in an article about how returning customers will help you grow your business.

Returning customers: The key to growing your business

Maya Liepaz of the Yoco Growth Team.

Meet the Yoco Growth Team

A busy restaurant over the holiday period in an article about managing staff.

8 secrets to managing staff over hectic periods

The Yoco team at the Happiness Factory.

The Happiness Factory: 5 secrets to sweet success

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

How Mandisa Mjamba made her career in Tech

An image of a Yoco device integrating with iKentoo.

How Yoco makes choosing Point of Sale software easy

An image of two parents talking to their child in an article about getting funding from family and friends for your business.

How to ask for funding from family and friends

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

Improve your small business’s online presence

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

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

Theo Baloyi in his office at Bathu Shoes.

Shoe No. 14

A Yoco event on business growth hosted by the CCDI.

Top business growth learnings from local entrepreneurs

Easy ways to increase Easter sales.

6 easy ways to increase Easter sales

A screenshot of a person doing a Google Search.

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

Mashudu Modau, who works on Open by Yoco.

Mashudu Modau: Blazing a trail for small businesses

Julie Taylor, founder of Guns & Rain.

How to go from corporate to business

The Yoco Store in Parkhurst, Johannesburg.

What we learnt from setting up the Yoco Store

Geoff Noble of Colombo Coffee in Durban.

5 pieces of advice from Colombo Coffee

The Yoco founders at the POS launch.

The Yoco Point of Sale Launch

Biltong Rules SA selling at a market in Durban.

How to start selling at markets

A story about Boniface Chikwenhere.

How Boniface is carving out his future

Chapel Leather in Cape Town.

Yoco Point of Sale app: Advanced Features

An image showing the workspace for an entrepreneur.

Small business finances checklist for the new entrepreneur

The entrance of Manifest Yoga in Durban.

Yoga in Durban: Niki and Ellen’s yoga journey

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

Whose intellectual property is it anyway?

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

We Heart Anna – I Heart Market’s wonder woman

A room full of workers in article about employee rights.

Top 5 employee rights every entrepreneur should understand

Natasha Napoli, the owner of Nourish'd Cafe in Cape Town.

How Natasha made Nourish’d Cafe and Juicery

Tshepo the Jean Maker and his employees.

A man of the denim cloth

A image of a candle in the loadshedding article.

Loadshedding and your business

A customer shopping at Patagonia in Cape Town using Yoco.

5 ways Yoco Payments help new businesses

Lexi and Dom of Wild Thing yoga studio.

Wild Thing yoga studio