johannesburg-based businesses

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

Jennifer Cernades of Orejen in Johannesburg.
craft businesses

Orejen: Opening the door to business

Orejen began back in the 80s as a boutique homeware workshop, now it makes windows and doors for a niche market. See Jennifer’s journey below.

The Yoco popup store in Maponya Mall in Soweto.
events

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

We’re excited to introduce the very first Yoco Pop Up Store in Maponya Mall in Soweto. See how we got the store up and running.

Lethabo Mokoena of Walk Fresh.
fashion businesses

Walk Fresh: Stepping up the game

Read the Walk Fresh story rewriting the township narrative. Lethabo is all about creating hope with his sneaker cleaning business.

The Yoco offices in Parkhurst, Johannesburg.
johannesburg-based businesses

Growing your business with small businesses

What better way to meet other entrepreneurs and build your business than with small businesses? Find out which businesses we used.

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

Finance lessons from #Escape

Stratis Kouvdis, an accountant, shares finance lessons he has learnt on his entrepreneurial journey creating Hashtag Escape in Johannesburg

Hlobsile Manana of Mbali Rose Hair.
health and beauty

Mbali Rose Hair: Making a hair business work

Discover the importance of the R6 billion hair industry and see how one South African entrepreneur is staking her claim and making her name.

Eben Uys, founder of Mad Giant Brewery, shares what he has learnt from building his modest brewery into a world-class destination.
food, drink and hospitality

Business lessons from Mad Giant Brewery

Eben Uys, founder of Mad Giant Brewery, shares what he has learnt from building his modest brewery into a world-class destination.

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Lexi and Dom of Wild Thing yoga studio.

Wild Thing yoga studio

The Yoco Bree Street store in Cape Town.

Right place, right time: launching the Yoco Bree Street Store

An image of a store open sign in an article about opening a retail store.

How to open a retail store

An image of a folder with filed tax returns.

3 tax tips for small business side hustlers

Using Yoco to grow the coffee industry.

Driving growth in the coffee industry using technology and data

The Yoco team at the Happiness Factory.

The Happiness Factory: 5 secrets to sweet success

Tips on taking your business to the next level.

Business tips to go the next level

Mashudu Modau, who works on Open by Yoco.

Mashudu Modau: Blazing a trail for small businesses

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

The right work-life balance for entrepreneurs

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

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

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

The ladies of La Blosh Nail Boutique.

Taking La Blosh Nail Boutique to the next level

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

Where to find business advice, guidance and inspiration

Burgers from Smokin' Joes restaurant.

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

Gcobani Gogoba from Barista CUP in Cape Town.

Why you need a business purpose

Zandile Tlhapi of Baby Friendly at her baby store in Khayelitsha, Cape Town.

Zandile Tlhapi: The first home-grown baby store in Khayelitsha

A story about Boniface Chikwenhere.

How Boniface is carving out his future

The Yoco offices in Parkhurst, Johannesburg.

Growing your business with small businesses

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

5 ways to increase your Black Friday sales

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

How Mandisa Mjamba made her career in Tech

A selection of books for entrepreneurs.

15 books for entrepreneurs

Sine Ndlela of Yo Coco in Cape Town.

Sine Ndlela: Serving love with Yo Coco

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

How to prevent credit card fraud in your small business

Yoco at The Stack in Cape Town.

The return of The Stack

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

How to motivate your employees in a small business

The Yoco Product Development team.

Meet the Yoco Product Team

Selling lollies on the beach.

Seasonal sales: How to deal with them

A Yoco merchant doing their tax administration.

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

An image of a coffee shop in an article on beating a sales slump.

Beat the sales slump: Working on your marketing

Maya Liepaz of the Yoco Growth Team.

Meet the Yoco Growth Team

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

Five marketing trends to incorporate into your business

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

Why your payment failed

The Yoco popup store in Maponya Mall in Soweto.

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

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

The cheapest data bundles for Yoco merchants