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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The Yoco team celebrating 10 000 merchants.

Growth lessons: 0 to 10k Yoco merchants

An image of a Yoco device integrating with iKentoo.

How Yoco makes choosing Point of Sale software easy

Meg and Kirsten of the Yoco People Team.

Meet the Yoco People Team

A beach promenade in summer.

Is your business ready for Summer?

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

An image of a store front in an article about beating a sales slump with product.

Beating a sales slump: Working on your product

two women at a Yoco business networking event

Business Networking for Shy 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?

Arlene Mulder, cofounder of WeThinkCode_.

Arlene Mulder solves the digital skills gap

How to deal with negative online comments.

Negative comments online: 9 tips for dealing with them

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

Finding a business mentor

A Yoco workshop with Google in Durban.

Yoco workshop on digital marketing with Google

An image in an article about accepting credit card payments.

How to start accepting credit card payments

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

Returning customers: The key to growing your business

A failed payment on a Yoco card machine as seen on the connecting mobile device.

Why your payment failed

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

We Heart Anna – I Heart Market’s wonder woman

Stacy Kleinhans of Baseline Coffee in Woodstock, Cape Town.

Innovative water-saving tips from Baseline Coffee

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

How to manage your time as a business owner

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

Finance lessons from #Escape

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

Beat a sales slump: Working on yourself

Tshepo the Jean Maker and his employees.

A man of the denim cloth

The top apps for entrepreneurs.

Top 8 apps for entrepreneurs

Jennifer Cernades of Orejen in Johannesburg.

Orejen: Opening the door to business

Kafui Awoonor of Kafui Naturals applying beard cream.

A Q&A with Kafui Naturals

Gcobani Gogoba from Barista CUP in Cape Town.

Why you need a business purpose

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?

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”

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

The right work-life balance for entrepreneurs

An image of a map and compass in an article about finding business advice and guidance.

Where to find business advice, guidance and inspiration

Behind the scenes for the Yoco For The Sales campaign.

Behind the scenes of our For The Sales video

A selection of books for entrepreneurs.

15 books for entrepreneurs

Tips on taking your business to the next level.

Business tips to go the next level

Rifqah of Riff-Wrapped teaches Yoco employees how to wrap a turban.

How value-added marketing helped Rifqah fo Rif-Wrapped

The Yoco Store in Parkhurst, Johannesburg.

What we learnt from setting up the Yoco Store

Sheldon Tatchell of Legends Barbershop.

The making of Legends Barbershop