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Running an Indonesian PT: Basic Licenses and Hiring

We are currently running a series on the basics of establishing a company in Indonesia. The articles are written by Bakhtiar Yusuf, Managing Partner at Loys & Co. The first part of the series which discussed about the creation of a legal entity for a company was published last week. This week the topic is on acquiring business licenses and hiring employees.

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Establishing an Indonesian PT (LLC): A Practical Perspective

Your business is growing, and you need to establish a company for taking your business to the next level. what should you do? First and foremost, you should ask yourself: Do you really need to establish a company? Why you should establish a company when you can run the whole business with your name as a sole proprietorship (or in Indonesian legal term, Usaha Perseorangan)?

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Opinion 

Five Misconceptions that Asian Start-Ups Have About Crowdfunding

Last January, Iqbal analyzed Indonesia’s crowdfunding landscape noting that the concept was slow to gain traction. 8 months later, despite some massive crowdfunding wins from Asia-based start-ups on international platforms, the number of entrepreneurs turning to crowdfunding is still low compared to the level of innovation that actually exists in the region. Why is this?

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Opinion 

Pitching Pintails at AngelHack Global Demo Day

The following is part of a journal series written by Pintails engineers during their trip to San Francisco as winners of the AngelHack global hackathon series. By winning the Jakarta event, the Pintails team were entitled to participate in the AngelHack accelerator program, pitch at the Global Demo Day, and participate at TechCrunch Disrupt. This post by Asep Priandana describes his view of the Global Demo Day for AngelHack winners, held on 5 September.

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Analysis  Notes 

The Engineers in UX

User Experience (UX) is a term that is misunderstood too many times. It’s okay, because UX is a new term, easily turned into a hype. However, UX is not new. It has already existed since the earliest of human civilization. For instance, the UX of cooking our food 2000 years ago is different from the UX of cooking our food today. Consequently, the way we look at UX should be independent of technology. Compare firewood and microwave oven, for instance. They are actually the same products, but they are different because of the underlying technology. The users are the same (people who cook) and have the same goal (getting their food cooked).

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