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

Books on bikes with Book Ibhoni

Lizwe Thabethe of Project Inflamed in Johannesburg.

Project Inflamed lights up menswear

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

Beat a sales slump: Working on yourself

The Yoco founders at the POS launch.

The Yoco Point of Sale Launch

An area that is being cleaned up by Durban Green Corridors.

Green Corridors: Looking after Durban

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Reopening a sit-in restaurant safely during COVID-19

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How to set up a simple online store with Shopify

A Yoco device and Ultimate Bike accessories.

How Jean Botha is growing Ultimate Bike with Yoco Capital

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Safeguarding your business finances during COVID-19

Stacy Kleinhans of Baseline Coffee in Woodstock, Cape Town.

Innovative water-saving tips from Baseline Coffee

A new feature from Yoco that allows you to add tabs to an order.

“Add it to my tab”: Now you can

An image of Yoco being sold at DigiCape in an article about tips for selling on consignment.

4 tips for selling on consignment

The Yoco Product Development team.

Meet the Yoco Product Team

A stall for Granadilla Swimwear.

Granadilla Swimwear: In love with summer

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Managing a hospitality business during COVID-19

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Basic steps to improving your online visibility without an e-commerce store

The Small Business Pivot | Pandemic-inspired reinvention

A photograph of the Yoco data team.

Meet the Yoco Data Team

The Yoco team celebrating 10 000 merchants.

Growth lessons: 0 to 10k Yoco merchants

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

Finding a business mentor

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

Beating a sales slump: Working on your product

Part 2: Looks fade. Personalities don’t.

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

Motivating your employees in busy times

Lexi and Dom of Wild Thing yoga studio.

Wild Thing yoga studio

Christmas decorations in an article about preparing your business for the festive season.

Get your small business ready for the festive season

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

How to motivate your employees in a small business

An image of the Yoco Point of Sale App.

Are you getting the most out of your Yoco Point of Sale App?

Yoco at The Stack in Cape Town.

The return of The Stack

Hlobsile Manana of Mbali Rose Hair.

Mbali Rose Hair: Making a hair business work

Selling lollies on the beach.

Seasonal sales: How to deal with them

Geoff Noble of Colombo Coffee in Durban.

5 pieces of advice from Colombo Coffee

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

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

How value-added marketing helped Rifqah fo Rif-Wrapped

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

Finance lessons from #Escape

Branding on receipts produced buy the Yoco Point of Sale app.

Yoco Point of Sale: Customisable Receipts