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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How to manage your mental wellbeing during COVID-19

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

Yoco POS Sales Reconciliation

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Small businesses and Coronavirus: the way ahead

COVID-19 Lockdown: Level 4 Explained

An image of a folder with filed tax returns.

3 tax tips for small business side hustlers

An article about the stages of business growth.

Stages of business growth from Start to Take-off

Bryan of Rootbar.

How Rootbar took root

The point of sale system at Truth Coffee alongside a Yoco device.

How to choose a Point of Sale system

Nick Jacobs, software developer on open by Yoco.

Nick Jacobs: From London to Yoco

A photograph of the Yoco data team.

Meet the Yoco Data Team

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

5 ways to increase your Black Friday sales

An image showing the workspace for an entrepreneur.

Small business finances checklist for the new entrepreneur

Sine Ndlela of Yo Coco in Cape Town.

Sine Ndlela: Serving love with Yo Coco

Doing support at night.

Support at Yoco – we’ve got your back

Staff motivation at the Hard Pressed Cafe in an article about motivating your employees.

How to motivate your employees in a small business

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Yoco to adjust team size in response to COVID-19 recovery outlook

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

Five marketing trends to incorporate into your business

An image of a Yoco device integrating with iKentoo.

Yoco’s Integrated Point of Sale Software Solutions

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Social Media: How to Communicate During a Crisis

The entrance of Manifest Yoga in Durban.

Yoga in Durban: Niki and Ellen’s yoga journey

An image of an ethernet switch in an article about internet issues.

A quick guide to troubleshooting internet issues

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

Motivating your employees in busy times

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How to set up a simple online store with Shopify

How to deal with negative online comments.

Negative comments online: 9 tips for dealing with them

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 Staff Switching feature in action.

Staff switching: How to make employee management easier

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

The elevator pitch has left the building

An image in an article on improving your small businesses online presence.

Improve your small business’s online presence

A image of a candle in the loadshedding article.

Loadshedding and your business

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

Where to find business advice, guidance and inspiration

Gcobani Gogoba from Barista CUP in Cape Town.

Why you need a business purpose

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8 social media tips for business owners during COVID-19

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

Beating a sales slump: Working on your product

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Part 1: Strategy before Social for small businesses