YocoLife

YocoLife brings you updates from inside Yoco. From events to employee profiles, launches and events. Check out our careers page to hear about job opportunities.

The Yoco Bree Street store in Cape Town.
customer service

Right place, right time: launching the Yoco Bree Street Store

We recently launched our new Yoco Bree Street store in Cape Town. Find out why we did it and how it will help local businesses.

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

Small business and financial inclusion in South Africa

Small business is a critical part of financial inclusion, but it is often forgotten. Marcello opines on how the Yoco Go changes that.

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 Ncedile Nkonyana, one of the software developers.
behind the scenes at yoco

How I went from packing devices to developing software

Ncedile Nkonyana talks about his career journey at Yoco: from working in packing to becoming a coder.

An image of Mandisa Mjamba, a software developer on Open by Yoco.
behind the scenes at yoco

How Mandisa Mjamba made her career in Tech

Mandisa Mjamba was one of our first software engineers and as the business has grown, so has she. Here is her story.

Mashudu Modau, who works on Open by Yoco.
behind the scenes at yoco

Mashudu Modau: Blazing a trail for small businesses

Mashudu Modau is an active figure on the small business scene. Read about Yoco’s own entrepreneur-in-residence.

Nick Jacobs, software developer on open by Yoco.
behind the scenes at yoco

Nick Jacobs: From London to Yoco

Meet Nick Jacobs: a Senior Software Engineer at Yoco who relocated from London to Cape Town to join us in our early startup days.

Behind the scenes for the Yoco For The Sales campaign.
behind the scenes at yoco

Behind the scenes of our For The Sales video

Yanick, visual content developer at Yoco, shares the behind the scenes for the For The Sales campaign by Yoco with small business owners.

The Yoco popup store in Maponya Mall in Soweto.
events

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

We’re excited to introduce the very first Yoco Pop Up Store in Maponya Mall in Soweto. See how we got the store up and running.

The Yoco Store in Parkhurst, Johannesburg.
retail businesses

What we learnt from setting up the Yoco Store

We recently opened the first Yoco store. Here’s how we went about it and what we learned (and are still learning) along the way.

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Getting the most out of your Yoco Point of Sale.

Getting the most from your Yoco Point of Sale

A selection of books for entrepreneurs.

15 books for entrepreneurs

The Yoco team celebrating 10 000 merchants.

Growth lessons: 0 to 10k Yoco merchants

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

Yoco Capital Update in 2018

The Yoco founders at the POS launch.

The Yoco Point of Sale Launch

An image of an ethernet switch in an article about internet issues.

A quick guide to troubleshooting internet issues

An image in the tax guide for small business.

Tax Guide for Small Business Structures in SA

An image of Ncedile Nkonyana, one of the software developers.

How I went from packing devices to developing software

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

We Heart Anna – I Heart Market’s wonder woman

A business owner working alongside his employee.

The new minimum wage and how it affects your business

An image of a map and compass in an article about finding business advice and guidance.

Where to find business advice, guidance and inspiration

A stall for Granadilla Swimwear.

Granadilla Swimwear: In love with summer

A Yoco event on business growth hosted by the CCDI.

Top business growth learnings from local entrepreneurs

A screenshot of the Yoco Settlement screen in the app.

When will I get my money?

The Yoco team at the Happiness Factory.

The Happiness Factory: 5 secrets to sweet success

Mokgadi Mabela, founder of Native Nosi.

Mokgadi Mabela: Beehind the story

A photograph of the Yoco data team.

Meet the Yoco Data Team

Tech and tools for your business.

Tools for your business

Siwe Matshisi at her women in business event in Johannesburg.

How Siwe Matshisi is connecting people through business

Towels on the bed at Inkosi Eco Lodge.

Saving the planet with iNkosi Eco Lodge

An image of the Yoco and Xero integration.

Setting up your Xero and Yoco Integration

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

Theo Baloyi in his office at Bathu Shoes.

Shoe No. 14

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

Top funding options for small businesses

Katlego talking about how to build a business at StartUp Grind.

Katlego at Startup Grind: How to build a business

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

Beating a sales slump: Working on your product

A customer shopping at Patagonia in Cape Town using Yoco.

5 ways Yoco Payments help new businesses

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

Get your small business ready for the festive season

The logo of #Escape in Johannesburg. They share their finance lessons in this article.

Finance lessons from #Escape

An image of a card in an article about preventing credit card fraud.

How to prevent credit card fraud in your small business

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

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

An image of South Africa rand notes in an article about small business funding.

Access to small business funding

Jennifer Cernades of Orejen in Johannesburg.

Orejen: Opening the door to business