behind the scenes at yoco

Read articles about everything that happens behind the scenes at Yoco. See the company grow, find out about the people behind the scenes and see what they get up to. From employee profiles to launches to team events, get the inside scoop on Yoco.

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Yoco to adjust team size in response to COVID-19 recovery outlook

An update from Katlego Maphai, Yoco co-founder and CEO.

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Yoco’s Working from Home Guide

To protect the Yoco team and limit COVID-19’s spread, we started working from home. Here’s the guide we used implement our new way of working.

Arlene Mulder, cofounder of WeThinkCode_.
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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.

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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

Here’s a breakdown of some of the features in the Yoco Point of Sale App, and how you can use them to make running your business simpler. 

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.

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

We Heart Anna – I Heart Market’s wonder woman

A photograph of the Yoco data team.

Meet the Yoco Data Team

Nick Jacobs, software developer on open by Yoco.

Nick Jacobs: From London to Yoco

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3 tax tips for small business side hustlers

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Staff switching: How to make employee management easier

Mpumelelo Mtintso, founder of Book Ibhoni riding past Vilakazi Street.

Books on bikes with Book Ibhoni

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Introducing Yoco’s online payment suite

Yoco’s Working from Home Guide

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

Why your payment failed

Yoco at The Stack in Cape Town.

The return of The Stack

The Yoco Bree Street store in Cape Town.

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

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

How to open a retail store

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Carl Wazen on building successful partnerships

Mokgadi Mabela, founder of Native Nosi.

Mokgadi Mabela: Beehind the story

A guide to UIF applications for small business owners

Siwe Matshisi at her women in business event in Johannesburg.

How Siwe Matshisi is connecting people through business

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

A Yoco event on business growth hosted by the CCDI.

Top business growth learnings from local entrepreneurs

Branding on receipts produced buy the Yoco Point of Sale app.

Yoco Point of Sale: Customisable Receipts

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

How I went from packing devices to developing software

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How to prevent credit card fraud in your small business

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5 social media marketing tools for entrepreneurs

How to deal with negative online comments.

Negative comments online: 9 tips for dealing with them

Alistair Barnes from Ballo in his store in Cape Town.

Seeing business differently: how Ballo puts the planet before profit

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Business Networking for Shy Entrepreneurs

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COVID-19: How to sanitise your card machine

Doing support at night.

Support at Yoco – we’ve got your back

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

8 secrets to managing staff over hectic periods

Staff motivation at the Hard Pressed Cafe in an article about motivating your employees.

How to motivate your employees in a small business

An image of a coffee shop in an article on beating a sales slump.

Beat the sales slump: Working on your marketing

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Support Small: will you join the movement?

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Top 3 most used features of the Yoco Business Portal

Lexi and Dom of Wild Thing yoga studio.

Wild Thing yoga studio

Sheldon Tatchell of Legends Barbershop.

The making of Legends Barbershop