johannesburg-based businesses

Read articles and stories about Johannesburg-based businesses and entrepreneurs. Learn more about small businesses in Jozi.

Mpumelelo Mtintso, founder of Book Ibhoni riding past Vilakazi Street.
johannesburg-based businesses

Books on bikes with Book Ibhoni

Mpumelelo Mtintso has founded a business based on community and tourism. Read his interesting journey and about Book Ibhoni.

Siwe Matshisi at her women in business event in Johannesburg.
johannesburg-based businesses

How Siwe Matshisi is connecting people through business

Read the story of Siwe Matshisi’s journey to starting Queencess Creation and how she is using business to encourage positivity and hope.

fashion businesses

Tina Ngxokolo’s story: culture, fashion and business

Tina Ngxokolo has a love for Xhosa culture that comes through in her fashion creations. Read about how she is making it in the industry.

Gugu Nkabinde, CEO and founder of Gugu Intimates.
fashion businesses

Gugu Intimates: Nude underwear for African women

Meet Gugu. Founder of Gugu Intimates and Yoco merchant #10 703. Her goal is to make African woman feel comfortable in their skin. Here’s how.

Sheldon Tatchell of Legends Barbershop.
health and beauty

The making of Legends Barbershop

Meet Sheldon. Founder of Legends Barbershop and Yoco merchant #17 682. From cutting hair on his scooter to owning his own mobile barbershop.

Tshepo the Jean Maker and his employees.
fashion businesses

A man of the denim cloth

Tshepo Mohlala: Yoco Merchant #24 597

Theo Baloyi in his office at Bathu Shoes.
fashion businesses

Shoe No. 14

Bathu: Yoco Merchant #26 828

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 ladies of La Blosh Nail Boutique.
health and beauty

Taking La Blosh Nail Boutique to the next level

La Blosh Nail Boutique is in a competitive industry. When Sharon Maruva wanted to take it to the next level she turned to Yoco Capital.

Lizwe Thabethe of Project Inflamed in Johannesburg.
fashion businesses

Project Inflamed lights up menswear

Project Inflamed is the brainchild of Lizwe Thabethe. An exciting menswear label making moves in the Joburg fashion scene.

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Easy ways to increase Easter sales.

6 easy ways to increase Easter sales

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

How to increase your tips – the Yoco way

Doing support at night.

Support at Yoco – we’ve got your back

Biltong Rules SA selling at a market in Durban.

How to start selling at markets

An image in the tax guide for small business.

Tax Guide for Small Business Structures in SA

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

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

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?

A business owner working alongside his employee.

The new minimum wage and how it affects your business

Sine Ndlela of Yo Coco in Cape Town.

Sine Ndlela: Serving love with Yo Coco

A Yoco workshop with Google in Durban.

Yoco workshop on digital marketing with Google

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

Fabian of the Yoco Finance Team.

Meet the Yoco Finance Team

An image in an article about accepting credit card payments.

How to start accepting credit card payments

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

Five marketing trends to incorporate into your business

Behind the scenes for the Yoco For The Sales campaign.

Behind the scenes of our For The Sales video

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

Finding a business mentor

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

Burgers from Smokin' Joes restaurant.

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

A selection of books for entrepreneurs.

15 books for entrepreneurs

The Yoco Go and its packaging.

Yoco Go reviews

Hlobsile Manana of Mbali Rose Hair.

Mbali Rose Hair: Making a hair business work

The Hope on Hopkins distillery in Cape Town.

Hands on at Hope on Hopkins

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

5 ways to increase your Black Friday sales

Meg and Kirsten of the Yoco People Team.

Meet the Yoco People Team

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

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

An article about the stages of business growth.

Stages of business growth from Start to Take-off

An image of the new Yoco Tap feature.

Yoco Tap: Refresh the till point experience

Tshepo the Jean Maker and his employees.

A man of the denim cloth

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

How to prevent credit card fraud in your small business

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

Motivating your employees in busy times

Geoff Noble of Colombo Coffee in Durban.

5 pieces of advice from Colombo Coffee

The entrance of Manifest Yoga in Durban.

Yoga in Durban: Niki and Ellen’s yoga journey

The Yoco Business Portal screen in article about the uses of the Portal for reconciling accounts.

“I can reconcile my sales in 15 minutes”

Kafui Awoonor of Kafui Naturals applying beard cream.

A Q&A with Kafui Naturals