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.

Yoco at The Stack in Cape Town.
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The return of The Stack

After a tough couple of years The Stack in Cape Town is back. Find out how this member’s club got its groove back with the help of Yoco.

Bryan of Rootbar.
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How Rootbar took root

Find out the story behind Rootbar and how it got going. Bryan and Collete recount the beginnings of their story as business owners.

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A guide to UIF applications for small business owners

Kafui Awoonor of Kafui Naturals applying beard cream.

A Q&A with Kafui Naturals

The Yoco popup store in Maponya Mall in Soweto.

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

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

The elevator pitch has left the building

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

A story about Boniface Chikwenhere.

How Boniface is carving out his future

Burgers from Smokin' Joes restaurant.

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

The Small Business Pivot | Pandemic-inspired reinvention

two women at a Yoco business networking event

Business Networking for Shy Entrepreneurs

An image of Mandisa Mjamba, a software developer on Open by Yoco.

How Mandisa Mjamba made her career in Tech

An infographic showing the top uses for business funding.

The top 5 ways small businesses use business funding

An image showing the workspace for an entrepreneur.

Small business finances checklist for the new entrepreneur

An image for an article about tipping in restaurants.

Tips on gratuity in restaurants and other businesses

A Yoco merchant doing their tax administration.

Tax 2019: What you need to know about tax on businesses

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

The right work-life balance for entrepreneurs

Stacy Kleinhans of Baseline Coffee in Woodstock, Cape Town.

Innovative water-saving tips from Baseline Coffee

10 ways to manage revenue in the face of COVID-19

A screenshot of a person doing a Google Search.

How to get your business website to the top of Google Search

An image in an article about how returning customers will help you grow your business.

Returning customers: The key to growing your business

Yoco’s Working from Home Guide

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

8 secrets to managing staff over hectic periods

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

The cheapest data bundles for Yoco merchants

Mashudu Modau, who works on Open by Yoco.

Mashudu Modau: Blazing a trail for small businesses

The Yoco founders at the POS launch.

The Yoco Point of Sale Launch

The entrance of Manifest Yoga in Durban.

Yoga in Durban: Niki and Ellen’s yoga journey

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

5 ways to increase your Black Friday sales

Easy ways to increase Easter sales.

6 easy ways to increase Easter sales

Budget Speech 2020

Budget Speech 2020: top five things you need to know

A lego image on building partnership.

Carl Wazen on building successful partnerships

The Hope on Hopkins distillery in Cape Town.

Hands on at Hope on Hopkins

Orange speaker on a wall in an article about marketing trends.

Five marketing trends to incorporate into your business

An image of Anna Savage, who runs the I Heart Market in Durban.

We Heart Anna – I Heart Market’s wonder woman

A selection of books for entrepreneurs.

15 books for entrepreneurs

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

Should you use your personal bank account for business?

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

How to increase your tips – the Yoco way