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Learn from Experts: Key Benefits of HR Outsourcing in Semarang

Posted 28.03. 2018 by Cekindo , last update on 14.04. 2018

Hiring an incompetent employee is a liability. According to a survey, a bad hire can cost a business $50,000 or more. While it actually differs depending on the industry or the country, one thing is clear: it loses you money. A poorly chosen employee can result in a fast turnover rate, low productivity, and decreased …

Top Sectors to Invest in Semarang

Posted 20.03. 2018 by Cekindo , last update on 15.05. 2018

Why Invest in Semarang? It has been a while since Jakarta is not the only city that attracts businessmen in Indonesia. More than half of the population, which accounts for at least 130 million inhabitants, lives in the urban areas all around the country. …

Semarang: Business Heaven for Singaporean Investors

Posted 23.02. 2018 by Cekindo , last update on 26.04. 2018

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, KITAS and KITAP in Indonesia

Posted 8.02. 2018 by Cekindo , last update on 26.04. 2018

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 Ways How to Grow Your Business with Outsourcing

Posted 31.01. 2018 by Cekindo , last update on 15.05. 2018

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 15.05. 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 26.04. 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 …