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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two women at a Yoco business networking event

Business Networking for Shy Entrepreneurs

A room full of workers in article about employee rights.

Top 5 employee rights every entrepreneur should understand

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

How to choose a Point of Sale system

Selling lollies on the beach.

Seasonal sales: How to deal with them

A business owner working alongside his employee.

The new minimum wage and how it affects your business

Why your business needs to start accepting card payments.

5 reasons your business should be accepting card payments

Geoff Noble of Colombo Coffee in Durban.

5 pieces of advice from Colombo Coffee

A image of a candle in the loadshedding article.

Loadshedding and your business

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

Whose intellectual property is it anyway?

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

The elevator pitch has left the building

Entrepreneurs talking to each other at a Yoco Meets event.

Yoco Meets: Connecting entrepreneurs

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

How value-added marketing helped Rifqah fo Rif-Wrapped

The top apps for entrepreneurs.

Top 8 apps for entrepreneurs

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

Access to small business funding

Towels on the bed at Inkosi Eco Lodge.

Saving the planet with iNkosi Eco Lodge

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

Business lessons from Mad Giant Brewery

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 the Staff Switching feature in action.

Staff switching: How to make employee management easier

A screenshot of the Yoco Settlement screen in the app.

When will I get my money?

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

Improve your small business’s online presence

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”

Jabu Mdluli of Unwrapped in Braamfontein.

The Unwrapped entrepreneur story

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 Yoco event on business growth hosted by the CCDI.

Top business growth learnings from local entrepreneurs

An image of a piggy bank in an article about using personal accounts for business.

Should you use your personal bank account for business?

A Yoco workshop with Google in Durban.

Yoco workshop on digital marketing with Google

Easy ways to increase Easter sales.

6 easy ways to increase Easter sales

A beach promenade in summer.

Is your business ready for Summer?

Coins spilling out of a jar in an article about finding funding for your small business.

Top funding options for small businesses

Arlene Mulder, cofounder of WeThinkCode_.

Arlene Mulder solves the digital skills gap

Mashudu Modau, who works on Open by Yoco.

Mashudu Modau: Blazing a trail for small businesses

Natasha Napoli, the owner of Nourish'd Cafe in Cape Town.

How Natasha made Nourish’d Cafe and Juicery

A photograph of the Yoco data team.

Meet the Yoco Data Team

An image of a lawyer signing a contract for a new small business.

When will my new small business need a lawyer?

The Yoco founders at the POS launch.

The Yoco Point of Sale Launch