women

Shining a spotlight on women in business. Stories and advice on making a success of your business in South Africa.

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.

The entrance of Manifest Yoga in Durban.
durban

Yoga in Durban: Niki and Ellen’s yoga journey

Mother and daughter team Niki and Ellen have made spreading yoga in Durban their business mission. Read their story.

Arlene Mulder, cofounder of WeThinkCode_.
behind the scenes at yoco

Arlene Mulder solves the digital skills gap

WeThinkCode is a tech institute which provides tuition-free software development training to young South Africans. Founder Arlene Mulder wants to close the digital skills gap. Here’s her story and a story from a recent Yoco intern.

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

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

Zandi Tlhapi of Baby Friendly has big ambitions for her baby store – the first homegrown baby store in Khayelitsha. Read about her journey.

Mokgadi Mabela, founder of Native Nosi.
food, drink and hospitality

Mokgadi Mabela: Beehind the story

Meet Mokgadi. Owner of Native Nosi and Yoco Merchant #41 506​.

An image of Anna Savage, who runs the I Heart Market in Durban.
durban

We Heart Anna – I Heart Market’s wonder woman

Anna Savage, of I Heart Market, is a new-wave business person. She has her own rules, an eclectic CV, and a drive to support Durban business.

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.

An image of Mandisa Mjamba, a software developer on Open by Yoco.
behind the scenes at yoco

How Mandisa Mjamba made her career in Tech

Mandisa Mjamba was one of our first software engineers and as the business has grown, so has she. Here is her story.

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

Whose intellectual property is it anyway?

The story of Ubuntu Baba is a warning and an encouragement for small businesses. Read about the real world of intellectual property.

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A list of December markets in South Africa.

The best December markets

A Yoco workshop with Google in Durban.

Yoco workshop on digital marketing with Google

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

Green Corridors: Looking after Durban

An image of South Africa rand notes in an article about small business funding.

Access to small business funding online

An image showing the workspace for an entrepreneur.

Small business finances checklist for the new entrepreneur

An image of a Yoco device integrating with iKentoo.

Yoco’s Integrated Point of Sale Software Solutions

Lexi and Dom of Wild Thing yoga studio.

Wild Thing yoga studio

Using Yoco to grow the coffee industry.

Driving growth in the coffee industry using technology and data

Julie Taylor, founder of Guns & Rain.

How to go from corporate to business

Selling lollies on the beach.

Seasonal sales: How to deal with them

A Yoco device and Ultimate Bike accessories.

How Jean Botha is growing Ultimate Bike with Yoco Capital

The top apps for entrepreneurs.

Top 8 apps for entrepreneurs

A whirring calendar in article about managing time as a business owner.

Time management tips for business owners

Meg and Kirsten of the Yoco People Team.

Meet the Yoco People Team

An image in an article about how returning customers will help you grow your business.

Returning customers: The key to growing your business

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

The cheapest data bundles for Yoco merchants

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Social Media: How to Communicate During a Crisis

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

How to choose a Point of Sale system

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

Beating a sales slump: Working on your product

The Yoco offices in Parkhurst, Johannesburg.

Growing your business with small businesses

Mikhail of the Yoco support team handling customer queries.

Meet the Yoco Support Team

At a Sushi Box in Cape Town.

Sushi Box unboxes its potential with Yoco Capital

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

Katlego at Startup Grind: How to build a business

Part 2: Looks fade. Personalities don’t.

Mokgadi Mabela, founder of Native Nosi.

Mokgadi Mabela: Beehind the story

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Part 1: Strategy before Social for small businesses

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

Finance lessons from #Escape

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Safeguarding your business finances during COVID-19

Gcobani Gogoba from Barista CUP in Cape Town.

Why you need a business purpose

Hlobsile Manana of Mbali Rose Hair.

Mbali Rose Hair: Making a hair business work

An image of Anna Savage, who runs the I Heart Market in Durban.

We Heart Anna – I Heart Market’s wonder woman

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A marketer’s guide to gift vouchers

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

Get your small business ready for the festive season

An image of a stressed man in an article on the effect your business may have on your health.

Help! My business is hurting my health

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COVID-19 Payment Relief with South African Banks