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The creative economic opportunities in Indonesia

Indonesia has found a new leader. He's just an ordinary person, but has a big dream to realize a great Indonesian. In the presidential campaign debates, presidential candidate 

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Jokowi support national car developed by students. Image: bisnismanajemen.co.id
Joko Widodo, or better known as Jokowi has expressed his vision to realize the dream of the anti-corruption movement, build the education system with the slogan "Smart Indonesia", or Indonesia Pintar, and "Healthy Indonesia" or Indonesia Sehat, also build the economy of the people, not just build large projects for economic growth only. For alignments Jokowi on society and the youth, Jokowi will develop the creative economy and creative industries.

In a debate ahead of the presidential election, Jokowi in the presence of competitors, the presidential candidate Prabowo, Jokowi clearly and straightforwardly explain the great potential of young people in the development of the creative economy such as movies, music, animation, handicrafts, even Jokowi also eloquently explains on the management of stage (performances). Jokowi is very understanding of the potential of young people who are very creative. Business billions of dollars will be developed from the creative industries sector. There are so many young people of Indonesia who have talent in animation, game development, graphic design, software development, music, movies, and other creative technologies. 
 
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Jokowi wearing a Metallica T-shirt before the Metallica concert in Jakarta. Image: politik.kompasiana.com

Jokowi is known to be very close to the world of art and creative activities. He is a big fan of rock music, even he was enjoying heavy metal music, and have been watching the show Metalica, Sting, and so on. He also had a great interest when Michael Mann made ​​a film in Jakarta. Before he became governor of Jakarta, when he served as mayor in Solo, Jokowi creativity are excited to help students to develop a cheap car to be mass produced, so that people can buy the middle and bottom of the original Indonesian-made cars at affordable prices.

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Jokowi plays a guitar gift of Robert Trujillo, Metallica bass player. Image: megapolitan.kompas.com 
As a new president, Jokowi be serious to build Indonesia with a new spirit, mental revolution, so that the bureaucracy in Indonesia could be more efficient, then corruption can be minimized. Indonesian society can be disciplined, work hard to achieve their dreams, especially Jokowi strongly supports small and medium-sized businesses to be successful globally. Jokowi also friendly to foreign investors who want to support the creative economy in Indonesia.

If you are young, or you have a young spirit, and you have expertise in the field of art or science, you have the opportunity to develop your creativity in Indonesia. Among the ASEAN countries, Indonesia has a Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy (Kementrian Pariwisata dan Ekonomi Kreatif), whose purpose is to assist the development of creative art and other creative knowledge in order to be transformed into a profitable creative industries. Are you ready?

The Ministry has provided an opportunity for young entrepreneurs to develop economic creative economic in Indonesia, both directly related to tourism, as well as with other business areas. If you could bring the technology to develop a multi-media business is also very wide open in Indonesia, so the development of businesses such as gaming, comics, fashion design, and so definitely have a place in Indonesia.

There have been many Indonesian youth in various provinces and districts that successfully develop the creative economy or creative industry, for example, redesign batik, sculpture, souvenirs, comics, animated movies, software, graphic design, and so on. This kind of business not only gets the market in Indonesia, however, has been successfully exported to many countries. 


With the opening of the ASEAN free trade (AFTA) in 2015, the job seekers from this region can work in Indonesia, as well as entrepreneurs from ASEAN countries. If you are outside this area, you also can have the same opportunity for countries such as Australia, Japan, China, Europe and the United States has been working with ASEAN in various fields.

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Creative economiy activities in Bali. Image: baliglobaltransport.com
If you have the expertise and funds, then you can build a new business in the field of creative economy in Indonesia. Given the cost or capital to build creative business is not capital intensive, then Indonesia is the most appropriate destination.

 You will gain more competitive advantage compared to open a similar business in Europe, Australia, Japan or the United States. Minimum wage in Indonesia is very friendly compared to other ASEAN countries, especially if you compare it to Japan, Europe, Australia or the USA.

The soul and the artistic creativity of Indonesian youth are also known to be very high, and they are fast learners. Their creativity has been proven by medium entrepreneurs from various countries who have invested capital in Bali, Yogyakarta, Jakarta, Bandung, and other regions in Indonesia. Foreign entrepreneurs are not always bring capital over two million Americans, and even many of those who start a creative business with a capital of less than U.S. $ 500,000. The key is the idea, design, and creativity. Some businesses in the arts of silver or gold in Bali has been successfully exporting various works of art to the developed countries like USA, Japan, the UK and other European community countries.

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Fashion business in IndonesiaImage: ngeluyuran.blogspot.com
You will also find fashion products from Indonesia such as clothing, shoes, bags, leather jackets, souvenirs, and so on. You will also find Indonesian youth who have the talent to design the artwork of high economic value, but they do not have enough capital to develop their creativity and innovation into a profitable business. You can make these creative young people as business partners, because to build a company in Indonesia, you need to associate a local entrepreneur. They are ready to accept the offer of cooperation with you.

If you have the money between two hundred thousand to five hundred thousand dollars, then you are ready to open a creative business in Indonesia. You could do a survey to areas known as an area with artists such as Bandung in West Java, Yogyakarta, Jakarta, Bali and of course, the last paradise on earth. Bali has many artists and creative youth in various fields such as painting, sculpture, music, handicrafts, furniture design, graphic arts, and so on. Bali also has frequent meyelenggarakan Bali Fashion Week, and various workshops in the fields of art, film, and other creative industry.

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Bali Fashion Week. Image: royalbalifashionweek.com
If you are curious you can put an ad on the Internet to search for artists of Indonesia according to the field of creative endeavor that you want to achieve. You can communicate with them via E-Mail or Skype, then met in Bali, Jakarta or other cities in Indonesia. The next step is to look for information about the procedure established the company in Indonesia, as well as other requirements of the embassy or consulate of Indonesia in your country.

You can also get information about the company establishment procedure when you've been in Indonesia, for example, to the attorney's office that has specialized to help the establishment of joint ventures. You will get a clue about the business establishment of a business lawyer in the city you are visiting.

You can start your business in Indonesia starting in 2014, without having to await the opening of the free market in ASEAN in 2015. Having established your business, you can quickly sell your creative products to various ASEAN countries, and of course to countries outside the ASEAN region.

If you don't have time to create your own creative business, I would like to share a fantastic online business opportunity. It's a global business, and open world wide. Visit the website now and start your own business today. 


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