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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An article about the stages of business growth.

Stages of business growth from Start to Take-off

Hlobsile Manana of Mbali Rose Hair.

Mbali Rose Hair: Making a hair business work

The entrance of Manifest Yoga in Durban.

Yoga in Durban: Niki and Ellen’s yoga journey

Mpumelelo Mtintso, founder of Book Ibhoni riding past Vilakazi Street.

Books on bikes with Book Ibhoni

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”

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

Yoco Capital Update in 2018

Using Yoco to grow the coffee industry.

Driving growth in the coffee industry using technology and data

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

Five marketing trends to incorporate into your business

An image showing the workspace for an entrepreneur.

Small business finances checklist for the new entrepreneur

A Yoco workshop with Google in Durban.

Yoco workshop on digital marketing with Google

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

Finding a business mentor

Nick Jacobs, software developer on open by Yoco.

Nick Jacobs: From London to Yoco

The Yoco Store in Parkhurst, Johannesburg.

What we learnt from setting up the Yoco Store

An image of a folder with filed tax returns.

3 tax tips for small business side hustlers

A selection of books for entrepreneurs.

15 books for entrepreneurs

Doing support at night.

Support at Yoco – we’ve got your back

Arlene Mulder, cofounder of WeThinkCode_.

Arlene Mulder solves the digital skills gap

Alistair Barnes from Ballo in his store in Cape Town.

Seeing business differently: how Ballo puts the planet before profit

An image of the Staff Switching feature in action.

Staff switching: How to make employee management easier

The top apps for entrepreneurs.

Top 8 apps for entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs talking to each other at a Yoco Meets event.

Yoco Meets: Connecting entrepreneurs

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

Meet the cyclists of Velokhaya

COVID19-yoco card machine-1200x675

COVID-19: How to sanitise your card machine

Sine Ndlela of Yo Coco in Cape Town.

Sine Ndlela: Serving love with Yo Coco

The Yoco Product Development team.

Meet the Yoco Product Team

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

5 ways to increase your Black Friday sales

A list of December markets in South Africa.

The best December markets

An image of an old typewriter in an article about financial inclusion.

Small business and financial inclusion in South Africa

A photograph of the Yoco data team.

Meet the Yoco Data Team

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

Towels on the bed at Inkosi Eco Lodge.

Saving the planet with iNkosi Eco Lodge

Easy ways to increase Easter sales.

6 easy ways to increase Easter sales

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

The elevator pitch has left the building

Mokgadi Mabela, founder of Native Nosi.

Mokgadi Mabela: Beehind the story

Gugu Nkabinde, CEO and founder of Gugu Intimates.

Gugu Intimates: Nude underwear for African women