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Yoco is an African technology company that builds tools and services to help small businesses get paid, run their business better, and grow. We believe that by opening up more possibilities for entrepreneurs to be successful, we can help create more jobs, enable people to thrive and help to drive our economy forward.
Putting your the official stamp on your business.
insights and advice

When should you register your business?

A business doesn’t have to be a company, but there are good reasons to weigh up if you need to register your business. Over time it benefits you.

Arlene Mulder, cofounder of WeThinkCode_.
behind the scenes at yoco

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.

An image of a folder with filed tax returns.
finances and funding

3 tax tips for small business side hustlers

Side hustle businesses are pretty common nowadays, but many people are unaware of the tax implications of running one. Read on for tax tips for small businesses.

An image of a stressed man in an article on the effect your business may have on your health.
insights and advice

Help! My business is hurting my health

Running a business can have an adverse affect on your health. Find out how to keep yourself healthy while managing a business.

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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”

Zandile Tlhapi of Baby Friendly at her baby store in Khayelitsha, Cape Town.

Zandile Tlhapi: The first home-grown baby store in Khayelitsha

Selling lollies on the beach.

Seasonal sales: How to deal with them

A selection of books for entrepreneurs.

15 books for entrepreneurs

The Yoco offices in Parkhurst, Johannesburg.

Growing your business with small businesses

The Yoco popup store in Maponya Mall in Soweto.

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

A business owner working alongside his employee.

The new minimum wage and how it affects your business

Tshepo the Jean Maker and his employees.

A man of the denim cloth

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

Whose intellectual property is it anyway?

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

How to manage your time as a business owner

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

When will my new small business need a lawyer?

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

The right work-life balance for entrepreneurs

An image of the Yoco Business Portal.

Top 3 most used features of the Yoco Business Portal

Tina Ngxokolo’s story: culture, fashion and business

An image of the Yoco Point of Sale App.

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

Arlene Mulder, cofounder of WeThinkCode_.

Arlene Mulder solves the digital skills gap

A Yoco workshop with Google in Durban.

Yoco workshop on digital marketing with Google

The Yoco Go and its packaging.

Yoco Go reviews

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”

Eben Uys, founder of Mad Giant Brewery, shares what he has learnt from building his modest brewery into a world-class destination.

Business lessons from Mad Giant Brewery

Two people have a cup of coffee in a business mentor meeting.

Finding a business mentor

How to get business funding with Yoco Capital

Hlobsile Manana of Mbali Rose Hair.

Mbali Rose Hair: Making a hair business work

The top apps for entrepreneurs.

Top 8 apps for entrepreneurs

Bryan of Rootbar.

How Rootbar took root

Rifqah of Riff-Wrapped teaches Yoco employees how to wrap a turban.

How value-added marketing helped Rifqah fo Rif-Wrapped

Siwe Matshisi at her women in business event in Johannesburg.

How Siwe Matshisi is connecting people through business

Jabu Mdluli of Unwrapped in Braamfontein.

The Unwrapped entrepreneur story

Nick Jacobs, software developer on open by Yoco.

Nick Jacobs: From London to Yoco

Fabian of the Yoco Finance Team.

Meet the Yoco Finance Team

An article about the stages of business growth.

Stages of business growth from Start to Take-off

A lego image on building partnership.

Carl Wazen on building successful partnerships

Burgers from Smokin' Joes restaurant.

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

Geoff Noble of Colombo Coffee in Durban.

5 pieces of advice from Colombo Coffee

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

Get your small business ready for the festive season