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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An image of a vendor sitting on a collar on Cape Town's beaches.

JK Vending: “If you don’t pay with Yoco you must be loco”

A selection of books for entrepreneurs.

15 books for entrepreneurs

The Yoco popup store in Maponya Mall in Soweto.

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

Hlobsile Manana of Mbali Rose Hair.

Mbali Rose Hair: Making a hair business work

A closeup of a rand note.

Do you really need business capital?

The Hope on Hopkins distillery in Cape Town.

Hands on at Hope on Hopkins

Katlego talking about how to build a business at StartUp Grind.

Katlego at Startup Grind: How to build a business

At a Sushi Box in Cape Town.

Sushi Box unboxes its potential with Yoco Capital

The Yoco Store in Parkhurst, Johannesburg.

What we learnt from setting up the Yoco Store

A list of December markets in South Africa.

The best December markets

The top apps for entrepreneurs.

Top 8 apps for entrepreneurs

A Yoco device and Ultimate Bike accessories.

How Jean Botha is growing Ultimate Bike with Yoco Capital

Shannon McLaughlin in the Ubuntu Baba factory in a story about protecting intellectual property.

Whose intellectual property is it anyway?

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

Finding a business mentor

The ladies of La Blosh Nail Boutique.

Taking La Blosh Nail Boutique to the next level

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

The elevator pitch has left the building

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

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

How to motivate your employees in a small business

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

How value-added marketing helped Rifqah fo Rif-Wrapped

Selling lollies on the beach.

Seasonal sales: How to deal with them

Nick Jacobs, software developer on open by Yoco.

Nick Jacobs: From London to Yoco

Bryan of Rootbar.

How Rootbar took root

Chapel Leather in Cape Town.

Yoco Point of Sale app: Advanced Features

Yoco at The Stack in Cape Town.

The return of The Stack

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

Where to find business advice, guidance and inspiration

A image of a candle in the loadshedding article.

Loadshedding and your business

Biltong Rules SA selling at a market in Durban.

How to start selling at markets

Sine Ndlela of Yo Coco in Cape Town.

Sine Ndlela: Serving love with Yo Coco

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

Books on bikes with Book Ibhoni

How to deal with negative online comments.

Negative comments online: 9 tips for dealing with them

An image of the Yoco Business Portal.

Top 3 most used features of the Yoco Business Portal

An image of the Yoco and Xero integration.

Setting up your Xero and Yoco Integration

An image of a Yoco device integrating with iKentoo.

How Yoco makes choosing Point of Sale software easy

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

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

An image of the Staff Switching feature in action.

Staff switching: How to make employee management easier