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The Best Type of Business that You Can Start in Bali

Fabio Andretti

Best Type of Business that You Can Start in Bali

Bali has great business possibilities for people who want to start their own businesses because of its growing tourism industry, active expat community, and rich culture. This island paradise is a great place to start new businesses that make money, from leisure businesses to digital nomad services.

This article talks about the five best business areas in Bali, how to get started, examples of successful businesses, and tools you can use to start your own business.

Business Opportunity in Bali

Every year, more than 6 million people come to Bali to enjoy the unique culture, surf beaches, lush scenery, and high-end services. Digital nomads and people who work from anywhere are also choosing Bali because it has a low cost of living, a good quality of life, and great infrastructure.

Many types of businesses benefit from the steady flow of tourists and expats. Policies that encourage entrepreneurs, provide easy access to cash, and have helpful local partners all help Bali-based businesses make money.

The options are endless for entrepreneurs with a clear goal. These are the five best Bali businesses to start.

The 5 Best Businesses to Start in Bali

Hospitality and tourism

Tourism and hospitality businesses do very well by providing rooms in natural settings, restaurants with food from around the world, and tours that show the island’s hidden sides.

There are lots of job openings in high-end homes, yoga retreats, beach clubs, boutique hotels, farm-to-table restaurants, surf camps, adventure tour companies, and more.

Over 6 million tourists visit Bali every year, and the number of people working from home is growing, so tourism businesses can easily find eager customers, but they need to find a way to stand out in their niche. For a business to be successful, it needs to have a stylish, culturally-aware design, smooth operations and marketing, competitive and clear pricing, and great customer service.

Businesses that promote sustainable, community-integrated tourism can become beloved retreats for visitors who want to change their lives through Bali’s natural beauty and rich cultural practices, even when the market is crowded.

Shopping and fashion

Bali is a great place for fashion and retail companies because of its infectious free-spirited vibe. There are many business opportunities, from bohemian-chic clothing shops to high-end beachwear stores, handicrafts markets to fancy spas and hairdressers. Differentiating yourself by offering goods and experiences that fit Bali’s sophisticated yet laid-back style is a winning strategy.

Visitors who are fashion-conscious and looking for the perfect resortwear like to shop at high-end stores that sell clothes by Indonesian designers.

There are a lot of people who like yoga pants and meditation jewelry. Handmade items and home decor that aren’t too serious are great gifts from an artist.

Traditional treatments, like Balinese massage, can also be mixed with more modern ways of improving health in businesses.

Bali has a lot of digital nomads and expats, so stores that sell clothes and groceries need to make sure they have good health centers, family activities, and grocery stores for permanent residents. It doesn’t make sense to compete with low prices, but giving great service, knowledge, and community builds permanent value. Overall, Bali’s retail and fashion businesses do a great job of combining trendy and handmade items with inspirations from around the world and Bali.

Real estate and property

Bali’s real estate market offers a wide range of building and renting options. On the development side, there is still a lot of space available for high-end villas, condos, and eco-resorts, even though there have been building booms in the past. Yet new projects have to meet the changing needs of buyers, such as using eco-friendly materials and designs and integrating smart home technology without any problems.

Long-term villas and branded residences are becoming more popular as rental options for remote workers who see Bali as a great place to live instead of just a holiday spot.

The people who run properties and offer concierge services need to know that these travelers need fast internet, office space, kitchens, and links to other people in the community.

Digital nomads can enjoy the benefits of a flexible lifestyle while living in co-living buildings that were specifically designed for them. In the meantime, there isn’t a lot of commercial room in popular spots like Canggu and Ubud for shops, restaurants, co-working spaces, and creative businesses.

Overall, the Bali real estate market needs a mix between designing for tourists and locals, between luxury escape and practicality, between quiet solitude and lively community. There are many chances, but also risks if you build too much or not enough for what customers want.

The Digital Nomad Hub

Digital nomads and entrepreneurs who don’t need to be in one place are rushing to Bali because of its cheap prices, high quality of life, warm weather, and strong infrastructure. Because of this growth, there are great chances to build new co-working spaces, offer services to mobile workers, and build community.

Digital nomads who are tired of working in crowded Bali cafes may be interested in high-end coworking spaces with a focus on design and lots of services. Hybrid co-living places let people stay for a short time or a long time and make friends right away. As a result of Bali’s skilled and multilingual workforce, virtual assistants, social media marketers, web developers, designers, and other freelancers do very well working for companies and people who work from home.

Speaker workshops and retreats bring people together, and surf lessons, yoga classes, and dance classes bring people together for fun, health, and cultural immersion. In general, Bali’s digital nomad economy needs people to be creative and keep changing as it grows.

Food & Beverage Exports 

Exporting food and drinks lets Bali’s delicious local goods and food reach people all over the world, beyond the limits of restaurants. The island’s volcanic soil and abundant sunshine make it possible to grow products that are in high demand by consumers and businesses all over the world, such as coffee, cacao, tropical fruits, coconut sugar, and spices.

For example, a company that uses single-origin Bali cocoa beans to make handmade chocolate treats and beauty products can sell to high-end stores all over the world and also sell directly to consumers online. Or, an all-natural sunscreen company can hire factories in Bali to make their products because the prices are so low. Westerners want Asian tastes, and foods like tropical fruit jams, spices, coconut sauces, and more meet that need.

But exporters need to make sure they meet foreign standards for quality, safety, and labeling. Making deals with wholesalers in countries you want to sell to can help you deal with the complexities of international rules, marketing, and shipping. Exporting makes things more complicated, but Bali’s huge supply of sustainable ingredients and focus on wellness open doors in the world’s fast-growing health food, personal care, supplement, and hotel industries.

How to Start a Business: 

PT PMA (Penanaman Modal Asing) Registration:

PT PMA business registration is needed for foreign investment companies with at least 10 billion IDR as capital. It lets foreigners own the whole company and gives them more operational freedom than local companies. People who work for PT PMAs get special tax breaks and other benefits.

Perseroan Terbatas (PT)
The most typical business structure in Indonesia is PT (Perseroan Terbatas), and at least 51% of the company’s ownership must be Indonesian. This type of business is easier and less expensive to set up than PT PMAs, but foreign control is limited.

If you are contemplating establishing a commercial enterprise in Bali, you will require the assistance of a guide who can elucidate the most critical legal facets.

This misunderstanding led to poor investment decisions and investments.

Consult Fabio Visa Agency in order to obtain a complimentary business establishment consultation.

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Fabio Andretti

Fabio Andretti is a Visa Indonesia Expert and the owner of FABIO VISA AGENCY in Bali. His experience and knowledge is always a big help for his clients worldwide.
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