looking at start business in Jakarta

please excuse my text, i never went to school
and i am not the greatest of writers, English isn't my strong point

i am looking at living full time in Jakarta, was there last year for 6 months, and loved it
i am looking at starting a business  doing smoothies, fruit and vegetables

at the moment in Jakarta everyone seems to be into Fitness, i myself use to be  a personal fitness trainer
and i am looking at adding this to my drink programs ( weight loss Detox and protein shakes) as well as massage, which i have also worked
i have looked at how much it would cost me to rent my own store, but i would love to employ a few local peoples, to do contract for for me and to also work in the store, only employing  a few people

would this come under a PMA?
its really not that easy to live indo, with Visa being hard to get im hoping i could get advise
once again sorry if my spelling isn't great
ps on my profile says im looking for a wife it was a joke but i cant edit my profile so please ignore

About looking for a wife, just go edit your profile.

thanks mate i did
i tired to do it 4 times
dont know what is happening

A single shop selling smoothies isn't going to work as you'll be unable to earn enough to live on, the veggie idea even less so.
Fitness is even less likely to work as the market is already cornered by the big chains as far as the rich are concerned, and a million smaller centres for the rest of us.
That's always assuming you can get a visa, something that's highly unlikely unless you have a lot of money to invest in this country.

Hi Mick,

The amount of investment required to start up a company in Indonesia as well as the cost of renting a shop and employing several staff is considerable and if I were in your shoes, I'd probably employ a company to make a feasibility study.

I know there are chains in Malaysia doing detox and protein drinks, but haven't paid attention to see if they also exist in Indonesia.

Franchises are also an option.


Mick, you could set up inline and deliver your product and grow your range of products through word of mouth, local gyms and fitness Centers and try to start there.
You need a partner here as well to help guide you through the amount of red tape and things. But if you have energy and resources I wish you the best of luck.

Thanks guys
yes they make it hard for westerns to work and live here
thanks Hansson for your idea employing a company to make a feasibility study, is out of the question for me, for i can do that my self
i have seen the trend in south east asian, and heath and fitness
is becoming more popular, looking sexy and looking young are very important to the women, as well as the men
there is a market for this line, Franchises, is the go,  something i will be looking for investment groups, i have someone to back me already
i have over 40 million worth in blenders
if i can show there is money to be made, under a name, logo and idea
then people will invest,
Fred, big chains are the norm, and smaller operators, should bow down
to them besides, i am doing something different  , i have only mentioned 20% of my idea
fruit and veggies are cheap if a local buys in bulk, the drinks are 40% ice
around 20% water
a bulb of broccoli , half a zucchini ice and a cup of milk made 3 good size cups of drink
Lukereg, cheers mate, online and delivery, service have already looked at and its a goer, have a lady helping me market, so just start off printing flyers, putting under peoples doors, word of mouth
so look at demand, the more interest i have the more chance i have
at setting up a shop in the mall
which have over 3,000 people living above
thanks for your help guys

No problem Mick. Glad you are well prepared. Sounds exciting...!

cheers mate
i am looking forward to it will be challenging, not something  thats going to happen over night and will take time thanks for your advise

As far as i know that you have to register PMA with a certain funding and find a local partner but for this one its not much of a problem because a consultant can fix this us for you but the most important thing is you have to know about the tax regulations. I've work in one company that we set up from zero (as agent) and now still up and running and now im also working in one company that we set up also from zero :)

This is ray..
R u still looking for a place to rent for a fitness center n drink program?
I could help u search a strategic place if u like..., and wish to be ur employee too:)
My name is ray, i am an artist.
This is my phone number *
Looking forward your reply...:)

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