food, drink and hospitality

The food, drink and hospitality business is competitive and it can be difficult to gain a foothold. Get advice and insights to help you make it.

Mokgadi Mabela, founder of Native Nosi.
food, drink and hospitality

Mokgadi Mabela: Beehind the story

Meet Mokgadi. Owner of Native Nosi and Yoco Merchant #41 506​.

An image for an article about tipping in restaurants.
food, drink and hospitality

Tips on gratuity in restaurants and other businesses

Running a fair tipping system is challenging. We chatted to merchants about how they manage tipping in restaurants and other businesses.

A new feature from Yoco that allows you to add tabs to an order.
food, drink and hospitality

“Add it to my tab”: Now you can

No more remembering orders or writing them down on pieces of paper. Make use of the new Saved Bills feature to add tabs for your customers.

Burgers from Smokin' Joes restaurant.
durban

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

Every champion was once a contender that refused to give up. We caught up with Mo – a partner at Smokin’ Joe’s – to find out how the boxing-themed joint has gained fame and fortune in Durban’s burger scene.

The Hope on Hopkins distillery in Cape Town.
cape town

Hands on at Hope on Hopkins

Lucy and Leigh Beard: Yoco Merchant #137

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

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

The roving vendors of Cape Town’s beaches are treasures of the city. Read about the lolly vendors of the beach and how they make business.

Jabu Mdluli of Unwrapped in Braamfontein.
food, drink and hospitality

The Unwrapped entrepreneur story

When a good idea takes hold, it becomes something more. It turns into a mission. See the story of Jabu and Thabiso’s business, Unwrapped.

The Yoco team at the Happiness Factory.
durban

The Happiness Factory: 5 secrets to sweet success

Muhammad started the Happiness Factory in 2010 and has grown strongly since. See his five tips for small business owners.

Geoff Noble of Colombo Coffee in Durban.
durban

5 pieces of advice from Colombo Coffee

We caught up with Geoff Noble, owner of Colombo Coffee, to talk about his journey, coffee, culture and more. Check out his tips to help you.

At a Sushi Box in Cape Town.
cape town

Sushi Box unboxes its potential with Yoco Capital

When Sushi Box was looking to open new locations Yoco Capital was there to give them a boost. Christo Bornman chats about using Yoco Capital.

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Improve your small business’s online presence

The ladies of La Blosh Nail Boutique.

Taking La Blosh Nail Boutique to the next level

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

Books on bikes with Book Ibhoni

An image of a Yoco device integrating with iKentoo.

How Yoco makes choosing Point of Sale software easy

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Five marketing trends to incorporate into your business

An image of a piggy bank in an article about using personal accounts for business.

Should you use your personal bank account for business?

Maya Liepaz of the Yoco Growth Team.

Meet the Yoco Growth Team

An image of a stressed man in an article on the effect your business may have on your health.

Help! My business is hurting my health

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How to start accepting credit card payments

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

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

Meg and Kirsten of the Yoco People Team.

Meet the Yoco People Team

An image of the Yoco Point of Sale App.

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

Tshepo the Jean Maker and his employees.

A man of the denim cloth

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

Beat a sales slump: Working on yourself

The Yoco Product Development team.

Meet the Yoco Product Team

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 lawyer signing a contract for a new small business.

When will my new small business need a lawyer?

Easy ways to increase Easter sales.

6 easy ways to increase Easter sales

Getting the most out of your Yoco Point of Sale.

Getting the most from your Yoco Point of Sale

Using Yoco to grow the coffee industry.

Driving growth in the coffee industry using technology and data

The point of sale system at Truth Coffee alongside a Yoco device.

How to choose a Point of Sale system

Tech and tools for your business.

Tools for your business

An image of the Yoco Business Portal.

Top 3 most used features of the Yoco Business Portal

Nick Jacobs, software developer on open by Yoco.

Nick Jacobs: From London to Yoco

The Yoco Store in Parkhurst, Johannesburg.

What we learnt from setting up the Yoco Store

A whirring calendar in article about managing time as a business owner.

How to manage your time as a business owner

A selection of books for entrepreneurs.

15 books for entrepreneurs

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

“Add it to my tab”: Now you can

Theo Baloyi in his office at Bathu Shoes.

Shoe No. 14

Chapel Leather in Cape Town.

Yoco Point of Sale app: Advanced Features

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

Finance lessons from #Escape

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

The elevator pitch has left the building

The Yoco Bree Street store in Cape Town.

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

Siwe Matshisi at her women in business event in Johannesburg.

How Siwe Matshisi is connecting people through business

Dustin Cormack Thompson from Ground Art Caffe.

How Ground Art Caffe simplify their finances with Yoco and Xero