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Jakarta Post

Jakarta micro, small businesses can now start from homes

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, May 4, 2018   /   05:43 pm
Jakarta micro, small businesses can now start from homes Craftsmen are seen at a home-based guitar-making business in Pasar Minggu, South Jakarta, on Nov. 15, 2015. (Tempo/ Wisnu Agung Prasetyo)

The Jakarta administration has recently issued a new gubernatorial regulation that allows entrepreneurs to use their residence as a place of business a practice previously prohibited.

Jakarta Deputy Governor Sandiaga Uno, formerly an entrepreneur, said Gubernatorial Regulation No. 30/2018 on micro and small enterprise permits was made to boost the development of such businesses in the capital.

“We know that today’s big businesses like Apple, Nike and Microsoft were all started from homes,” Sandiaga said on Wednesday. The new regulation was issued on April 19.

Article 3 of the newly issued regulation states that the entrepreneurs that can open their businesses from homes are those who have just started their first businesses, not old players.

Businesses included in the category of micro and small enterprises are those that have maximum capital expenditure of Rp 500 million (US$35,800) with a yearly income of around Rp 2.5 billion. Each business may have no more than 19 employees.

With the issuance of the new regulation, Sandiaga said the administration would then revise Bylaw No. 1/2014 on detailed spatial planning, which prohibits the practice of having businesses at homes. “We plan to revise it this year,” he added. (vny)