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InCorp offers a comprehensive range of solutions to ease the company registration process and help you create a viable roadmap for your business.
Get assistance from experts with a decade of experience in assisting international business owners expanding into Indonesia.
Avoid any bureaucratic complexity when closing your company by engaging with our experienced legal advisors.
What type of legal entities should you choose to register a company in Indonesia? We can assist you in choosing which is the best one to grow your business.
To help businesses survive during this unfortunate time, InCorp provides corporate recovery in Indonesia and insolvency services.
Granting an environmental permit in Indonesia needs an Environmental Impact Analysis (AMDAL) in advance.
Obtaining property & land ownership in Indonesia offers some challenges for foreigners. However, buying property in Indonesia is attainable with specific resources and documents.
Recent regulatory changes have a knock-on effect on Indonesia's Merger & Acquisition landscape. Check on how we can navigate you through your M&A in Indonesia.
InCorp provides Virtual Office services Indonesia in various locations: Jakarta, Bali, Semarang, Surabaya, and Batam.
Business process outsourcing in Indonesia is a viable option to streamline bureaucratic complexities that hurdle your business expansion objectives.
InCorp offers a complete range of accounting service Indonesia, from tax reporting to auditing.
With professional financial audit services from InCorp, you can ensure all accounting activities are accurately recorded and compliant with Indonesian regulations.
Using an Employer of Record service to set your roots in Indonesia opens the doors to new opportunities in the country.
Financial and Operational Resilience services from InCorp are developed to support businesses and help them survive during this difficult time.
Payroll services in Indonesia are a practical solution to avoid unnecessary complexities while you focus on growing your business.
Using a recruitment agency in Indonesia will help you hire the best candidates for your company, saving you time and money.
Tax consulting in Indonesia are the shortcuts to fulfill the administrative obligations with high accuracy and in a timely manner.
The Indonesian government promotes tax holidays as one of the fiscal incentives to attract major foreign direct investment in Indonesia.
Operating businesses in Indonesia, entrepreneurs must comply with the regulations accordingly, especially concerning taxes.
Immigration in Indonesia is one of the strictest and most complex processes due to its ever-changing regulations. InCorp provides a seamless experience in obtaining your stay and work permits.
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A dependent visa Indonesia is a document that allows foreigners to bring their family while settling down in the country.
Investor KITAS Indonesia is a stay permit that offers many benefits to investors that invest in the country.
Overseas Visas are required for Indonesians who are planning to stay abroad for an extended period of time.
KITAP is a permanent stay visa for foreigners who have intentions to stay in Indonesia.
Foreign retirees often find their plans stuck due to the complex visa application process. InCorp helps expedite the process.
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Foreigners married to an Indonesian citizen are eligible for a spouse-sponsored KITAS.
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All imported goods must obtain permission granted by specific governing bodies prior to entering the local market.
Learn more about the cosmetic product registration services in Indonesia.
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An Importer of Record in Indonesia is a legal service that enables companies to import products into Indonesia, through an import partner.
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Due Diligence services are needed to assess the credibility of the company or partner you wish to work with or acquire in Indonesia
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InCorp's transfer pricing advisory services in Indonesia are marked by the objective to support our clients' business needs.
Our transfer pricing services provide you with a hassle-free experience while still complying with the legal aspects of transfer pricing in Indonesia.
As the market-entry consulting firm in Indonesia, InCorp provides a wide range of customized solutions to ease the business incorporation process.
Both natural and legal persons are entitled to open a bank account in Indonesia. Find out how to open a bank account in Indonesia, here.
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IMEI Registration in Indonesia is necessary to ensure telecommunication devices from abroad can function properly in Indonesia.
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It takes more than just market knowledge, capital and human resources to run a successful business in Indonesia. There are also certain rules of thumb that foreign investors need to understand and pick up when settling in the country or starting a business. Due to dominating diverse and rich cultures and traditions, Indonesian business culture is always a focal point in doing business. Doing business in Indonesia and mingling with the locals require an understanding of the etiquette, rules and customs that must be learned and followed.
We understand that adapting to a new work culture is always very challenging for most foreigners as Indonesian business culture may be hugely different from your home country. With that being said, approaching business in Indonesia requires deliberate perceptiveness and planning towards the cultural dynamics and its business environment, including the frequently changing regulations.
This article serves as a guidance for you to learn all the unwritten rules of Indonesian business culture.
Giving Them Time
Indonesian people have a different attitude towards time and people, which is called the “rubber time” or “jam karet” in Indonesian language. It means that Indonesians approach matters more slowly and believe that their time is flexible and everything needs time to be realised.
For them, building relationships is more important to bring harmony. Therefore, this kind of attitude applies when it comes to showing up at appointments or meeting deadlines.
This different approach in time does bring certain shock and inconvenience to many foreigners and one of the factors that are highly related to bureaucracy in Indonesia. In order for you to achieve a long-term success in doing business in Indonesia, you first need to build positive and healthy relationships with your stakeholders in Indonesia. Indonesians take pride in their hospitality and “relationship first, business second” approach in business.
Taking Indirect Response as Politeness
To reiterate, Indonesians place high importance on maintaining the harmony in every social and personal situation. Therefore, sometimes they will say something indirectly or opposite to express their thoughts and opinions, in order to maintain the harmony and not jeopardize the relationships among each other.
Even though it is done out of politeness of the Indonesians, some foreigners, especially those who are not familiar with this business culture, may interpret the act as dishonesty or hypocrisy.
As an expat with the vision to achieve long-term success, you should not regard this as good or bad business culture. Instead, understand and embrace it for your business advantage.
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Knowing that Authority, Seniority and Hierarchy Are Still Prevalent
The concept of authority, seniority and hierarchy is still commonly found in the business culture in Indonesia, especially in a long-established company with employees of older generations.
During your meeting with an Indonesian partner or company, you are advised to greet the most senior or the highest position first. They should be addressed with their names preceded with titles such as Mr/Mrs/Miss or the name of positions such as Chairman/Director/Manager.
Dining and Indonesian Food
Indonesia has deep passion for food and offers a wide range of versatile local cuisine, as well as cuisines from all over the world. For most Indonesians, it is common to eat in a restaurant for their daily meals or in small food stalls (also known as “warung” in Indonesian) that you can find everywhere on the streets. These “warung-style” food usually serves diverse, delicious and much cheaper dishes compared to a restaurant. So, don’t be shocked if your business partner invites you to a street-food feast sometimes.
If you are the one who invites, do bear in mind that the street food is not recommended if you have a weak stomach. Also, avoid inviting your business partner for meals during the fasting month as the majority of the people are Muslims.
With increasing young generation as well as middle-class population, Indonesia is certainly the country for you to do business. Cekindo’s professional consultants and legal experts can assist you with business incorporation process in Indonesia through our company registration, business license and product registration services, among others. Talk to us now.