The Jakarta Post
Jakarta Deputy Governor Sandiaga Uno said the city would issue permits for home-based businesses participating in the One District One Center of Entrepreneurship (OK-OCE) program after a gubernatorial decree on the matter was issued.
Sandiaga said the program would be a good way to introduce OK-OCE.
Jakarta Cooperatives, Small and Medium Enterprises and Trade Agency head Irwandi said the decree would stipulate that only OK OCE members that had a maximum of 19 employees would be able to attain a permit.
“The area of the [place of business] is a minimum 60 square meters and a maximum 400 sq m,” Irwandi said as quoted by kompas.com.
He said the agency had submitted the decree’s draft to Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan for approval. The decree is expected to reward OK-OCE participants.
Obtaining a permit is a major challenge for SMEs that often do not have enough capital to start a business. To attain loans from a bank, the bank would ask for a business permit, however home-based businesses cannot get a permit if the address is not in a business zone. A business permit is only granted to an enterprise established in an approved area and is different from a residential area, based on Bylaw No.1/2014 on detailed spatial planning. (wnd)