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Exploring Business Opportunities in Lombok with a Business Visa

When it comes to doing businesses in Indonesia, Lombok has become more and more of a good alternative for foreigners aside from Bali. Located in the west of Sumbawa and the east of Bali (40km away), the island is known for its magnificent landscape, tranquil ambiance, lower price and of course the boom of tourism. …

Why do You Need to Start a Startup Business in Indonesia?

Constantly conquering several obstacles and difficulties of bureaucracy and lack of infrastructure, Indonesia has steadily transformed. Now, Indonesia is all about business. Some entrepreneurs may overlook Indonesia and would not think that the country is a digital and innovation startup hub, but actually, the country is currently experiencing a major technology revolution, thus makes an …

East Kalimantan as the New Indonesia’s Capital: How does this Affect Businesses?

Indonesia’s president Joko Widodo announced in August 2019 that the Indonesian government is moving its national capital from Jakarta on Java Island to another location: East Kalimantan. As such, East Kalimantan will become the new capital of Indonesia. Once the plan is approved, the Indonesian government will use approximately US$33 billion to build a smart …

6 Things to Know about Indonesia’s 2020 State Budget

The parliament of Indonesia passed the Indonesian 2020 state budget in September, allocating US$180 billion for the government next year – a 3% increase from 2019 budget – to prevent economic decline caused by global trade war and recession risk in developed countries. As the world’s tenth largest and Southeast Asia’s largest economy, Indonesia has …

How can Call Center Improve Customer Satisfaction when Doing Business in Indonesia?

Call center is an important part of any business. Call centers deal with different kinds of customer service issues. When customers are confused, upset, frustrated or curious about your services or products, they would always want to hear a real person’s voice to solve their problems. However, how your customers experience with the customer service …

Your Guide to Setting Up Business in Balikpapan, East Kalimantan

Located on the south eastern coast of East Kalimantan in Indonesia, Balikpapan is a seaport city facing the Makassar Straits. Being one of the Indonesia’s most bustling cities with abundant natural resource, Balikpapan is well-known for its oil, coal and mining industries. The dynamic oil, coal, mining and other emerging industries are the reasons almost …

Indonesia’s Successful Women Entrepreneurs: Their Stories

For a very long time, women are underrepresented and men have dominated the business world across the globe, including in Indonesia. In this conservative country, women often used to be treated unfairly in many industries and there were times we hardly saw women in business or in any leadership roles. However, time has changed. Nowadays, …

Doing Business in Yogyakarta: Reasons to Start Your Business ASAP

Yogyakarta is rapidly becoming the best choice of business location for most foreign entrepreneurs today. Many foreign investors have recognised the impressive performance that Yogyakarta has delivered over the years, especially with the fast growth of high-tech startups and digital ecosystem. Not to mention the precious ancient cultures, mesmerising historical traditions, stunning landscapes, young workforce, …

Setting up Business in Surabaya: A Simple Guide for Foreigners

As the capital of East Java, Surabaya has more than 3 million people in the city. Though populated, the city is actually less saturated than Jakarta and Central Java with high economic growth. Doing business in Surabaya, then, is something you as a foreign investor want to consider. Over the past few years, many investors …

Business Negotiation in Indonesia: How to Do It Right

Indonesia is a country with diverse ethnicity, culture, landscape and cuisine. The diversity makes doing business in Indonesia challenging and exciting at the same time. Business negotiation in Indonesia is an art form that needs constant practice and experience. It has also become a part of the business culture in Indonesia long time ago. By …