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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15 books for entrepreneurs

Sheldon Tatchell of Legends Barbershop.

The making of Legends Barbershop

Mikhail of the Yoco support team handling customer queries.

Meet the Yoco Support Team

The entrance of Manifest Yoga in Durban.

Yoga in Durban: Niki and Ellen’s yoga journey

An image for an article on how to handle VAT and how to get money back from SARS.

VAT 101: Getting money back from SARS

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

8 secrets to managing staff over hectic periods

Tech and tools for your business.

Tools for your business

The ladies of La Blosh Nail Boutique.

Taking La Blosh Nail Boutique to the next level

Mashudu Modau, who works on Open by Yoco.

Mashudu Modau: Blazing a trail for small businesses

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

How Mandisa Mjamba made her career in Tech

Hlobsile Manana of Mbali Rose Hair.

Mbali Rose Hair: Making a hair business work

Putting your the official stamp on your business.

When should you register your business?

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

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

An image of the Yoco and Xero integration.

Setting up your Xero and Yoco Integration

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

Why your payment failed

Jennifer Cernades of Orejen in Johannesburg.

Orejen: Opening the door to business

A Yoco device and Ultimate Bike accessories.

How Jean Botha is growing Ultimate Bike with Yoco Capital

Siwe Matshisi at her women in business event in Johannesburg.

How Siwe Matshisi is connecting people through business

A screenshot of the Yoco Settlement screen in the app.

When will I get my money?

Chapel Leather in Cape Town.

Yoco Point of Sale app: Advanced Features

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

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

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

Katlego at Startup Grind: How to build a business

A new feature from Yoco that allows you to add tabs to an order.

“Add it to my tab”: Now you can

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

Finance lessons from #Escape

Lizwe Thabethe of Project Inflamed in Johannesburg.

Project Inflamed lights up menswear

How to deal with negative online comments.

Negative comments online: 9 tips for dealing with them

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

How I went from packing devices to developing software

An image of the Staff Switching feature in action.

Staff switching: How to make employee management easier

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

Top funding options for small businesses

Tips on taking your business to the next level.

Business tips to go the next level

Towels on the bed at Inkosi Eco Lodge.

Saving the planet with iNkosi Eco Lodge

At a Sushi Box in Cape Town.

Sushi Box unboxes its potential with Yoco Capital

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

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

Five marketing trends to incorporate into your business

Entrepreneurs talking to each other at a Yoco Meets event.

Yoco Meets: Connecting entrepreneurs