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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 …

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 …

Industry 4.0 in Indonesia: Challenges and Opportunities

The roadmap of “Making Indonesia 4.0” has been officially launched by the Indonesian government in order to boost the nation’s economy substantially through the implementation of new manufacturing technologies for the most vital sectors in Indonesia that contributed to two-thirds of total manufacturing output in the country in 2017. These sectors included automotive, food and …

Essential Indonesian Business Culture You Should Get Used to

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 culture is …

Dealing with Corruption in Indonesia

Indonesia is one of the biggest emerging markets in Southeast Asia with a very promising and bright economic environment. However, the country is still harmed by widespread and prevalent corruption, bribery and money laundering throughout the nation’s government and business sectors. The president of Indonesia, Joko Widodo, declared the country to be open for business …

7 Facts You Should Know Before Expanding to Indonesia

Lush jungles, tropical beaches, islands galore, delicious cuisine and a cheap cost of living, topped off by being one of the shining G20 members with ample business expansion and investment opportunities – who wouldn’t want to expand their businesses to Indonesia? However, expanding your business often involves hard work and dedication and it does come …

Doing Business on a Spouse Visa in Indonesia

To qualify for a spouse visa, or a permanent stay permit (KITAP) in Indonesia, you must be legally married to an Indonesian citizen. A marriage is only legal when it is officially recognised by the government anywhere in Indonesia where you were married. Domestic partnerships, in which a couple have not formalised their relationship but …