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Read articles and stories about craft businesses. Learn how to make your own craft business a success.

A story about Boniface Chikwenhere.
cape town

How Boniface is carving out his future

Unique Driftwood Creations: Yoco Merchant #11 395

Boniface Chikwenhere of Unique Driftwood Creations.
cape town

Growing Unique Driftwood Creations with Yoco Capital

Access to funding is crucial for small businesses, even business like Unique Driftwood Creations. Boniface explains how it has helped him.

Jennifer Cernades of Orejen in Johannesburg.
craft businesses

Orejen: Opening the door to business

Orejen began back in the 80s as a boutique homeware workshop, now it makes windows and doors for a niche market. See Jennifer’s journey below.

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Fabian of the Yoco Finance Team.

Meet the Yoco Finance Team

The Yoco Store in Parkhurst, Johannesburg.

What we learnt from setting up the Yoco Store

A beach promenade in summer.

Is your business ready for Summer?

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

8 secrets to managing staff over hectic periods

Siwe Matshisi at her women in business event in Johannesburg.

How Siwe Matshisi is connecting people through 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 a coffee shop in an article on beating a sales slump.

Beat the sales slump: Working on your marketing

An image of a Yoco device integrating with iKentoo.

How Yoco makes choosing Point of Sale software easy

Hlobsile Manana of Mbali Rose Hair.

Mbali Rose Hair: Making a hair business work

Kafui Awoonor of Kafui Naturals applying beard cream.

A Q&A with Kafui Naturals

Sue van der Linde of Iris House offers five tips for fundraising.

Five fundraising tips from Iris House Founder, Sue van der Linde

The entrance of Manifest Yoga in Durban.

Yoga in Durban: Niki and Ellen’s yoga journey

Biltong Rules SA selling at a market in Durban.

How to start selling at markets

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

Katlego at Startup Grind: How to build a business

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

5 ways to increase your Black Friday sales

Mokgadi Mabela, founder of Native Nosi.

Mokgadi Mabela: Beehind the story

An image of the Yoco Point of Sale App.

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

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

Beat a sales slump: Working on yourself

Burgers from Smokin' Joes restaurant.

Passion fuels the fire that lights up Smokin’ Joe’s

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

How to open a retail store

Tips on taking your business to the next level.

Business tips to go the next level

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

Motivating your employees in busy times

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

Yoco Point of Sale: Customisable Receipts

A lego image on building partnership.

Carl Wazen on building successful partnerships

At a Sushi Box in Cape Town.

Sushi Box unboxes its potential with Yoco Capital

Chapel Leather in Cape Town.

Yoco Point of Sale app: Advanced Features

An image of two parents talking to their child in an article about getting funding from family and friends for your business.

How to ask for funding from family and friends

The Yoco popup store in Maponya Mall in Soweto.

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

A customer shopping at Patagonia in Cape Town using Yoco.

Yoco Point of Sale app: Set up your store

A Yoco device and Ultimate Bike accessories.

How Jean Botha is growing Ultimate Bike with Yoco Capital

An image of a Yoco merchant pairing their device in article about the cheapest data bundles.

The cheapest data bundles for Yoco merchants

An infographic showing the top uses for business funding.

The top 5 ways small businesses use business funding

Boniface Chikwenhere of Unique Driftwood Creations.

Growing Unique Driftwood Creations with Yoco Capital

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

Books on bikes with Book Ibhoni

A business owner working alongside his employee.

The new minimum wage and how it affects your business