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Unnecessary Mistakes that Hit Foreign Startups Hard in Indonesia

Establishing a foreign startup in Indonesia may not be as easy as it seems. It could be a challenging endeavour for many entrepreneurs, especially those with little prior experience in the Indonesian market. Apart from that, there are other barriers that they need to overcome: languages, local rules and regulations, bureaucracy, and culture. If you …

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 …

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, …

Options for Australian Entrepreneurs who Want to Set Up Companies in Indonesia

Every year, there are more than one million Australian tourists visiting Indonesia and many of them are investors who have seen the huge opportunities that Indonesia offers and decided to seize them. With the recent economic partnership agreement (The Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement – CEPA) signed by Australia and Indonesia, it is expected that …

Options for Indians Doing Business in Indonesia: Visas and Legal Entities

Indonesia is always regarded as a land full of potential, rich culture, diverse resources and abundant workforce with a wide array of opportunities. These attractive characteristics have sparks many investors’ interest and that’s why corporate giants have continuously flocked to the country to grab their market share, including from India. More and more Indians, both …

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, …

The Indonesian Government Has Broadened Forms of Regional Investment Incentives and Facilities

Over the past years, Indonesia’s foreign direct investment (FDI) has grown multi-fold, contributing to Indonesia’s unceasing economic growth. Therefore, in order to further facilitate investment and development of various regions for entrepreneurs doing business in Indonesia, the government of Indonesia has recently issued the Regulation No. 24 of 2019 (Regulation 24/2019) on the Granting of …

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 …

Doing Business in Indonesia: Hiring or Outsourcing?

Company structures and workflows in Indonesia are evolving and most businesses have deviated from traditional organisational culture norms. As opposed to having an in-house hiring team, HR outsourcing is now a common and effective way when doing business in Indonesia. In the country, outsourcing contributes to a labour pool of 16 million people accounting for …

Doing Business in Indonesia: What are The Signs Your Business is Failing?

Doing business in Indonesia, especially when you are about to start, has been made easy because of the governmental reform. We have also seen a lot of success business examples. However, the fact is that not every business will be successful in Indonesia. Although no one wants failure for their businesses, entrepreneurs should always be …