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 popup store in Maponya Mall in Soweto.
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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.

The Yoco founders at the POS launch.
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The Yoco Point of Sale Launch

Yoco opened the doors to the new Parkhurst store. During the launch, there was also a surprise: the Yoco Point of Sale launch.

The Yoco offices in Parkhurst, Johannesburg.
johannesburg-based businesses

Growing your business with small businesses

What better way to meet other entrepreneurs and build your business than with small businesses? Find out which businesses we used.

The Yoco team celebrating 10 000 merchants.
behind the scenes at yoco

Growth lessons: 0 to 10k Yoco merchants

Katlego Maphai shares his top four growth lessons as Yoco hits 10 000 merchants. See the journey and how we have grown since 2015.

The Yoco Product Development team.
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Meet the Yoco Product Team

A look at the product development process the Yoco Product team uses to create the tools used by small businesses across South Africa.

Fabian of the Yoco Finance Team.
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Meet the Yoco Finance Team

Get to know what’s different about how we do finance, and meet the Yoco finance team that makes it all happen behind the scenes.

A photograph of the Yoco data team.
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Meet the Yoco Data Team

Meet the Yoco Data team. They create and manage the data we use to optimise our offering at Yoco. They keep us on track with the numbers.

Maya Liepaz of the Yoco Growth Team.
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Meet the Yoco Growth Team

Meet the Yoco Growth Team. Find out what a growth team does, who’s in it and why they love what they do and see how they drive Yoco’s growth.

Meg and Kirsten of the Yoco People Team.
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Meet the Yoco People Team

Our people are our biggest asset. Learn about the Yoco People Team and Yoco’s culture and philosophy. Meet the team that makes it happen.

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

The elevator pitch has left the building

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

Katlego at Startup Grind: How to build a business

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

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

Yoco Capital Update in 2018

How to deal with negative online comments.

Negative comments online: 9 tips for dealing with them

Lethabo Mokoena of Walk Fresh.

Walk Fresh: Stepping up the game

An image in the tax guide for small business.

Tax Guide for Small Business Structures in SA

The Yoco team at the Happiness Factory.

The Happiness Factory: 5 secrets to sweet success

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?

Business books to help you grow

Books to help you grow your business

A barista in an article about increasing tips the Yoco way.

How to increase your tips – the Yoco way

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

Top funding options for small businesses

Bryan of Rootbar.

How Rootbar took root

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Relief funding for small businesses during COVID-19

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

Why your payment failed

Siwe Matshisi at her women in business event in Johannesburg.

How Siwe Matshisi is connecting people through business

Kafui Awoonor of Kafui Naturals applying beard cream.

A Q&A with Kafui Naturals

An image in an article about accepting credit card payments.

How to start accepting credit card payments

An infographic showing the top uses for business funding.

The top 5 ways small businesses use business funding

An image of the Yoco Point of Sale App.

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

A graphic of a mobile payments card machine offered by Yoco.

5 ways to increase your Black Friday sales

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

8 secrets to managing staff over hectic periods

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

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

Arlene Mulder, cofounder of WeThinkCode_.

Arlene Mulder solves the digital skills gap

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

Five marketing trends to incorporate into your business

The Small Business Pivot | Pandemic-inspired reinvention

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

“Add it to my tab”: Now you can

The Yoco team celebrating 10 000 merchants.

Growth lessons: 0 to 10k Yoco merchants

A Yoco merchant doing their tax administration.

Tax 2019: What you need to know about tax on businesses

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

A screenshot of a person doing a Google Search.

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

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

Beat a sales slump: Working on yourself

An area that is being cleaned up by Durban Green Corridors.

Green Corridors: Looking after Durban

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

The right work-life balance for entrepreneurs