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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The Yoco Bree Street store in Cape Town.

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

Eben Uys, founder of Mad Giant Brewery, shares what he has learnt from building his modest brewery into a world-class destination.

Business lessons from Mad Giant Brewery

COVID-19 Lockdown: Level 4 Explained

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Support Small: Yoco merchants selling fabric face masks

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Budget Speech 2020: top five things you need to know

A customer shopping at Patagonia in Cape Town using Yoco.

Yoco Point of Sale app: Set up your store

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5 social media marketing tools for entrepreneurs

Biltong Rules SA selling at a market in Durban.

How to start a market stall

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

The right work-life balance for entrepreneurs

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Support Small: will you join the movement?

Bryan of Rootbar.

How Rootbar took root

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

Beat the sales slump: Working on your marketing

A picture of a merchant working on the Business Portal.

Filter and export your sales history

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How to manage your mental wellbeing during COVID-19

Meg and Kirsten of the Yoco People Team.

Meet the Yoco People Team

The ladies of La Blosh Nail Boutique.

Taking La Blosh Nail Boutique to the next level

A stall for Granadilla Swimwear.

Granadilla Swimwear: In love with summer

The Small Business Pivot | Pandemic-inspired reinvention

Nick Jacobs, software developer on open by Yoco.

Nick Jacobs: From London to Yoco

Tina Ngxokolo’s story: culture, fashion and business

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

How to choose a Point of Sale system

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

Motivating your employees in busy times

An image of the Staff Switching feature in action.

Staff switching: How to make employee management easier

Jennifer Cernades of Orejen in Johannesburg.

Orejen: Opening the door to business

Natasha Napoli, the owner of Nourish'd Cafe in Cape Town.

How Natasha made Nourish’d Cafe and Juicery

Mashudu Modau, who works on Open by Yoco.

Mashudu Modau: Blazing a trail for small businesses

10 tips for reopening your beauty business safely

Arlene Mulder, cofounder of WeThinkCode_.

Arlene Mulder solves the digital skills gap

Lethabo Mokoena of Walk Fresh.

Walk Fresh: Stepping up the game

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How to stay connected through the COVID-19 outbreak

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

Books on bikes with Book Ibhoni

How to get SME funding with Yoco Capital

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

An image of a Yoco device integrating with iKentoo.

Yoco’s Integrated Point of Sale Software Solutions

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?