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Jakarta Post

Google eyes another million SMEs for digital upskilling

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, December 7 2018   /  02:46 am

Having trained 1 million Indonesian e-commerce entrepreneurs since 2015, Google Indonesia has announced it will continue its free training programs to upskill another 1 million local small and medium enterprises (SME) entrepreneurs by 2020. Google Indonesia managing director Randy Jusuf said during a recent press briefing that the tech giant’s decision was spurred by the findings of a recent company report that showed the country’s digital economy had huge “headroom” for growth and could triple to US$100 billion by 2025 from $27 billion this year.The growth would be attributed to, among other things, SME entrepreneurs, such as Ikmaludin Azis, who increased his revenue tenfold just by improving his business’ presence on Google Maps.Ikmaludin is the owner of the Moga River Outbound Adventure Park in Pemalang regency, Central Java. His park, which opened in 2014, offers river raft...