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Semarang: Business Heaven for Singaporean Investors

Posted 23.02. 2018 by Cekindo

When it comes to starting a business in Indonesia, most of the time people will just think of Bali and Jakarta. However, as one of the fastest growing countries in the world, Indonesia has so many amazing cities that foreign investors can look into including Semarang. …

Spouse Visa in Indonesia

Posted 8.02. 2018 by Cekindo

Indonesia is sometimes criticized for having a complicated and ambiguous process of getting a visa, including a spouse visa, or also known as spouse-sponsored marriage visa. But one thing for sure is that this can be dealt efficiently with the proper research and the engagement of professional consulting firm. …

Annual Tax Return in Indonesia

Posted 1.02. 2018 by Cekindo

It’s the time of the year again to file your tax return in Indonesia. Don’t let the time run out and avoid a painful fine for its late filing. Cekindo has prepared a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), for everything you need to know to file an annual tax return in Indonesia. These FAQs …

Indonesia in 2017: The Year in Numbers

Posted 31.01. 2018 by Cekindo

Like other countries, Indonesia still has its hits and misses, but there’s no doubt 2017 was a robust year for the country. As Cekindo welcomes another year, we will also look back on some of the biggest achievements of the country last year. …

5 Fastest Way How to Grow Your Business in Indonesia

Posted 31.01. 2018 by Cekindo

Outsourcing, also known as “contracting out”, is a business practice of having organizational tasks, functions, and operations done outside a company. They can be outsourced to an external company to improve efficiency and reduce costs. Outsourcing is known to be the passive path to growing your business in Indonesia, especially for startups and small businesses. …

Reasons for Unsuccessful Market Entry in Indonesia

Posted 31.01. 2018 by Cekindo

So you want to start a business in Indonesia? You’d better get comfortable with the idea that every business is susceptible to failure, especially when you commit some irreversible mistakes that stop you from progressing further in the market. …

An In-Depth Look into Indonesia’s Product Registration and Regulation

Posted 11.01. 2018 by Cekindo , last update on 16.01. 2018

Indonesia is one of the world’s biggest emerging economies for a reason. It has a vibrant young population with a median age of 28 years old. Its purchasing power is increasing. E-commerce and financial technology (fintech) products possess a huge potential here as most are active Internet users. …

Bank Indonesia Launches Regulation on Fintech

Posted 29.12. 2017 by Cekindo , last update on 6.02. 2018

For the first time in the history of Indonesia, Bank Indonesia (BI) launched a regulation on financial technology also known as fintech. Regulation Number 19/12/PBI/2017 regarding the Provision of Financial Technology, dated November 30, 2017 (“Reg. 19/2017″), was made public by BI on December 7 and will come to effect on December 30, 2017. …

Your Complete Guide to Limited Stay Permit/KITAS in Indonesia

Posted 26.12. 2017 by Cekindo , last update on 20.01. 2018

As is usually the case for starting a business in Indonesia, it is important to know that you will be required to obtain a limited stay permit—KITAS, if you wish to work and stay in Indonesian territory for a longer period as foreigners. KITAS can be renewed when necessary. The new immigration passed in May …

5 Biggest Challenges Businesses Face during Expansion

Posted 15.12. 2017 by Cekindo , last update on 18.01. 2018

Being one of the world’s top ten economies is just one of the reasons to consider when expanding your business in Indonesia. It is rich on both natural and human resources. It continues to attract foreign direct investments while the government continues to work hard to improve its fiscal policies and infrastructure. But with expansion …

Why You Need to Outsource Your Accounting and Payroll

Posted 1.12. 2017 by Cekindo , last update on 11.01. 2018

Many components make up a business. For it to run like a well-oiled machine, it requires a reliable, scalable system for payroll and accounting. These may be easy if you have very few employees to manage or you operate domestically. This way, you’re familiar with business-related laws such as accounting, taxation, and labour. …