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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.

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food, drink and hospitality

Reopening a sit-in restaurant safely during COVID-19

Here are our tips for limiting the spread of COVID-19 and reopening your restaurant safely.

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​.

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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.
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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.
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Hands on at Hope on Hopkins

Lucy and Leigh Beard: Yoco Merchant #137

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

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Loadshedding and your business

Yoco Meets on Remo: a how-to guide that’ll boost your event networking

Geoff Noble of Colombo Coffee in Durban.

5 pieces of advice from Colombo Coffee

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

How to increase your tips – the Yoco way

8 reasons why you should have a small business blog

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Beating a sales slump: Working on your product

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Setting up your Xero and Yoco Integration

Boniface Chikwenhere of Unique Driftwood Creations.

Growing Unique Driftwood Creations with Yoco Capital

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5 social media marketing tools for entrepreneurs

Julie Taylor, founder of Guns & Rain.

How to go from corporate to business

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Help! My business is hurting my health

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

Yoco Capital Update in 2018

A Yoco device and Ultimate Bike accessories.

How Jean Botha is growing Ultimate Bike with Yoco Capital

Burgers from Smokin' Joes restaurant.

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

Lexi and Dom of Wild Thing yoga studio.

Wild Thing yoga studio

The Ubuntu Baba factory in Retreat, Cape Town.

Ubuntu Baba: The value of ubuntu

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

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

At a Sushi Box in Cape Town.

Sushi Box unboxes its potential with Yoco Capital

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

8 secrets to managing staff over hectic periods

Getting the most out of your Yoco Point of Sale.

Getting the most from your Yoco Point of Sale

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Business Networking for Shy Entrepreneurs

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10 tips: using social media for customer service this Black Friday

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

Finance lessons from #Escape

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

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

Thilo Moodley of Thilo's Timeless Closet.

Finding a niche market with Thilo’s Timeless Closet

Arlene Mulder, cofounder of WeThinkCode_.

Arlene Mulder solves the digital skills gap

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Managing a hospitality business during COVID-19

Behind the scenes for the Yoco For The Sales campaign.

Behind the scenes of our For The Sales video

The entrance of Manifest Yoga in Durban.

Yoga in Durban: Niki and Ellen’s yoga journey

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How to set up a simple online store with Shopify

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Do you really need business capital?

Two people have a cup of coffee in a business mentor meeting.

Finding a business mentor

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Where to find business advice, guidance and inspiration

Hlobsile Manana of Mbali Rose Hair.

Mbali Rose Hair: Making a hair business work