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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An image of the Yoco Point of Sale App.

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

A room full of workers in article about employee rights.

Top 5 employee rights every entrepreneur should understand

Afrikan Passion Designs: A line of love & eco-edge

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

Beat a sales slump: Working on yourself

A BMX rider on top of a container at Velokhaya Cycling Academy.

Meet the cyclists of Velokhaya

How to deal with negative online comments.

Negative comments online: 9 tips for dealing with them

A Yoco device and Ultimate Bike accessories.

How Jean Botha is growing Ultimate Bike with Yoco Capital

The Olive Branch Deli in an article about stock management.

How can I keep track of all my stock?

The Yoco offices in Parkhurst, Johannesburg.

Growing your business with small businesses

Julie Taylor, founder of Guns & Rain.

How to go from corporate to business

At a Sushi Box in Cape Town.

Sushi Box unboxes its potential with Yoco Capital

A image of a candle in the loadshedding article.

Loadshedding and your business

Lizwe Thabethe of Project Inflamed in Johannesburg.

Project Inflamed lights up menswear

An image of the Staff Switching feature in action.

Staff switching: How to make employee management easier

Easy ways to increase Easter sales.

6 easy ways to increase Easter sales

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

How to open a retail store

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

Should you use your personal bank account for business?

An image of a folder with filed tax returns.

3 tax tips for small business side hustlers

Behind the scenes for the Yoco For The Sales campaign.

Behind the scenes of our For The Sales video

A customer shopping at Patagonia in Cape Town using Yoco.

5 ways Yoco Payments help new businesses

Chapel Leather in Cape Town.

Yoco Point of Sale app: Advanced Features

New Year's fireworks in an article about setting up your business for the new year.

Get your business off to the right start in the new year

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

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

The Yoco Store in Parkhurst, Johannesburg.

What we learnt from setting up the Yoco Store

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

Yoco Capital Update in 2018

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

How to manage your time as a business owner

An article about the stages of business growth.

Stages of business growth from Start to Take-off

A customer shopping at Patagonia in Cape Town using Yoco.

Yoco Point of Sale app: Set up your store

An image of a card in an article about preventing credit card fraud.

How to prevent credit card fraud in your small business

Putting your the official stamp on your business.

When should you register your business?

The Yoco Business Portal screen in article about the uses of the Portal for reconciling accounts and in the course on small business finances.

“I can reconcile my sales in 15 minutes”

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

Finance lessons from #Escape

The Yoco popup store in Maponya Mall in Soweto.

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

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