Indonesia

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Business etiquette varies from country to country. For example, you’d probably be a bit weirded out by a supplier or partner bringing you a gift, right? I mean, it’s nice, but generally US businesses don’t practice this custom. All you need to give is a handshake, your attention, and your time.   But, some countries use gifts to thank a business partner for their hospitality, or to...

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Southeast Asian economies are booming. While it may seem scary for some small businesses to expand to the region, many of these nations have seen stable exponential growth over the past decade. In fact, Southeast Asia may be one of the more secure places to invest in the world.   Indonesia is quietly becoming a world economic power, and a prospective hotbed for international business investment. Currently,...

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Cultural diversity is a staple of Indonesian life. Various religious, ethnic, and regional populations make it a model for international relations.   Suppliers in Indonesia come in all shapes and sizes. The difficulty is knowing what you’re getting into. International businesses aren't often aware of the depth of cultural differences in Indonesia.   Without knowing the specifics, businesses investing from abroad could offend a potential business partner. More than...

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Indonesia’s vast geography and many islands can be a challenge to international businesses. With so many places to choose from, it can be hard to decide which supplier to go with and where. Your supplier’s location can greatly affect pricing, their availability, and may even be a hidden gem of an area that you’ve never heard of.   To help you get the most out of your business...

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