Marijke

Marijke is a chef, entrepreneur and freelance writer. She has an Economics and Law degree from UCT and a Cordon Bleus Grande Diploma from Silwood cookery school. Since selling her restaurant in 2017, she has been pursuing her lifetime fascination with storytelling. She is passionate about sharing the real human experiences, behind the hustle of the entrepreneurial community.
A image of a candle in the loadshedding article.
productivity in business

Loadshedding and your business

Eskom is an unreliable business partner. Make sure your business is prepared for bouts of loadshedding and other electricity letdowns.

An image of a Yoco merchant pairing their device in article about the cheapest data bundles.
the market

The cheapest data bundles for Yoco merchants

Using your phone or tablet with your card machine makes your business truly mobile. Check our survey to find the cheapest data bundles.

A picture of a messy desk in an article about creating a new business plan for the new year.
finances and funding

New Year, New You, New Business Plan?

The freshness of a new year is the best time for a new business plan. Take stock of what the old year taught you and plan for the new.

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

The elevator pitch has left the building

The art of making an elevator pitch is key they say. But does it need a shakeup for small businesses looking for support and funding?

two women at a Yoco business networking event
insights and advice

Business Networking for Shy Entrepreneurs

Successful business networking is an infamously delicate dance. Mashudu Modau chats to us about the secrets around business socialising.

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

How to open a retail store

Despite e-commerce booming there is something unique about a brick-and-mortar shop. Find out how to open a retail store with this easy guide.

Mpumelelo Mtintso, founder of Book Ibhoni riding past Vilakazi Street.
johannesburg-based businesses

Books on bikes with Book Ibhoni

Mpumelelo Mtintso has founded a business based on community and tourism. Read his interesting journey and about Book Ibhoni.

Siwe Matshisi at her women in business event in Johannesburg.
johannesburg-based businesses

How Siwe Matshisi is connecting people through business

Read the story of Siwe Matshisi’s journey to starting Queencess Creation and how she is using business to encourage positivity and hope.

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

How to manage your time as a business owner

Time is the rarest resource and we often spend it poorly. Learn how to manage your time as an entrepreneur to make the most of what you have.

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

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

Zandi Tlhapi of Baby Friendly has big ambitions for her baby store – the first homegrown baby store in Khayelitsha. Read about her journey.

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The Yoco offices in Parkhurst, Johannesburg.

Growing your business with small businesses

A picture of a messy desk in an article about creating a new business plan for the new year.

New Year, New You, New Business Plan?

Meg and Kirsten of the Yoco People Team.

Meet the Yoco People Team

An image of a Yoco device integrating with iKentoo.

How Yoco makes choosing Point of Sale software easy

New Year's fireworks in an article about setting up your business for the new year.

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

Towels on the bed at Inkosi Eco Lodge.

Saving the planet with iNkosi Eco Lodge

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Access to small business funding

Maya Liepaz of the Yoco Growth Team.

Meet the Yoco Growth Team

An image of a Yoco merchant pairing their device in article about the cheapest data bundles.

The cheapest data bundles for Yoco merchants

two women at a Yoco business networking event

Business Networking for Shy Entrepreneurs

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Top funding options for small businesses

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How to prevent credit card fraud in your small business

An infographic showing the top uses for business funding.

The top 5 ways small businesses use business funding

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3 tax tips for small business side hustlers

Business books to help you grow

Books to help you grow your business

Alistair Barnes from Ballo in his store in Cape Town.

Seeing business differently: how Ballo puts the planet before profit

A pic of the guys at Colombo Coffee in Durban in an article about motivating your employees.

Motivating your employees in busy times

An image of Yoco being sold at DigiCape in an article about tips for selling on consignment.

4 tips for selling on consignment

Hlobsile Manana of Mbali Rose Hair.

Mbali Rose Hair: Making a hair business work

A closeup of a rand note.

Do you really need business capital?

A room full of workers in article about employee rights.

Top 5 employee rights every entrepreneur should understand

A screenshot of a person doing a Google Search.

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

Jennifer Cernades of Orejen in Johannesburg.

Orejen: Opening the door to business

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

Five marketing trends to incorporate into your business

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

Finding a business mentor

How to deal with negative online comments.

Negative comments online: 9 tips for dealing with them

A image of a candle in the loadshedding article.

Loadshedding and your business

An article about the stages of business growth.

Stages of business growth from Start to Take-off

Kafui Awoonor of Kafui Naturals applying beard cream.

A Q&A with Kafui Naturals

Behind the scenes for the Yoco For The Sales campaign.

Behind the scenes of our For The Sales video

The Yoco Go and its packaging.

Yoco Go reviews

The Yoco Product Development team.

Meet the Yoco Product Team

An image of an old typewriter in an article about financial inclusion.

Small business and financial inclusion in South Africa

An image showing the workspace for an entrepreneur.

Small business finances checklist for the new entrepreneur

At a Sushi Box in Cape Town.

Sushi Box unboxes its potential with Yoco Capital