In the event that you wish to engage in one of the few business sectors that require Indonesian shareholding, Okusi can provide a professional shareholder — a company, not a person — to hold these shares for you until such time as you might find a true Indonesian partner. It covers what your business will sell, how it will be structured, what the market looks like, how you plan to sell your product or service, what funding you’ll need, what your financial projections are, and which permits, leases, and other documentation will be required.
Although the BKPM has recently improved its services, it can still be a hazardous undertaking for a foreigner (especially one who is new to Indonesia and is yet to learn the language and customs) to arrange all permits in a timely and smoothly manner.
If you speak like James Earl Jones or Scarlett Johansson, quite a number of digital publishers (including game developers, animated film-makers, and training video producers) pay good money for voice talent and the time investment isn’t too intensive—making this a great side business idea.
Many professional wedding photographers charge between $2,500 – $10,000 ( or more ) to shoot a wedding, so it’s realistic that this side business idea could quickly blossom into becoming a full-time endeavor with the right happy clientele base that’s willing to refer you to their friends and family.
Many of our early missteps can be traced back to an anxiety-driven rush to build a software product, to onboard bajillions of customers, to design new ideas for building a fun” office, and hiring boatloads of new employees, all of which we wanted to be done yesterday.