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

Small business and financial inclusion in South Africa

A story about Boniface Chikwenhere.

How Boniface is carving out his future

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

The right work-life balance for entrepreneurs

A customer shopping at Patagonia in Cape Town using Yoco.

5 ways Yoco Payments help new businesses

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

Motivating your employees in busy times

The Olive Branch Deli in an article about stock management.

How can I keep track of all my stock?

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

Access to small business funding

A beach promenade in summer.

Is your business ready for Summer?

A lego image on building partnership.

Carl Wazen on building successful partnerships

An image of the Yoco Point of Sale App.

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

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

Returning customers: The key to growing your business

Mashudu Modau, who works on Open by Yoco.

Mashudu Modau: Blazing a trail for small businesses

Gcobani Gogoba from Barista CUP in Cape Town.

Why you need a business purpose

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

We Heart Anna – I Heart Market’s wonder woman

The Yoco offices in Parkhurst, Johannesburg.

Growing your business with small businesses

Siwe Matshisi at her women in business event in Johannesburg.

How Siwe Matshisi is connecting people through business

two women at a Yoco business networking event

Business Networking for Shy Entrepreneurs

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

The elevator pitch has left the building

Dustin Cormack Thompson from Ground Art Caffe.

How Ground Art Caffe simplify their finances with Yoco and Xero

At a Sushi Box in Cape Town.

Sushi Box unboxes its potential with Yoco Capital

The Hope on Hopkins distillery in Cape Town.

Hands on at Hope on Hopkins

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”

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

How to prevent credit card fraud in your small business

Lizwe Thabethe of Project Inflamed in Johannesburg.

Project Inflamed lights up menswear

Getting the most out of your Yoco Point of Sale.

Getting the most from your Yoco Point of Sale

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

Why your payment failed

Tech and tools for your business.

Tools for your business

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

How I went from packing devices to developing software

A picture of a merchant working on the Business Portal.

Filter and export your sales history

The Yoco Store in Parkhurst, Johannesburg.

What we learnt from setting up the Yoco Store

An image of a Yoco device integrating with iKentoo.

How Yoco makes choosing Point of Sale software easy

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

“Add it to my tab”: Now you can

An image of a open store with no customers in an article about beating a sales slump.

Beat a sales slump: Working on yourself

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

Get your small business ready for the festive season

Tina Ngxokolo’s story: culture, fashion and business