JAKARTA: Indonesia Chamber of Commerce and Industry predicts the information and technology sector will still be attractive amid the development of creative industry today.
Budyarto Linggowiyono, an official of Indonesia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin) said the small and medium entrepreneurs (SME) are still prefering to develop the information technology (IT) business throughout the year.
"The businesses form is varied, including ring back tone [RBT] and graphics," the Vice Chairman of Small Medium Enterprises Sector, Cooperatives, and Creative Industry Division of Kadin told Bisnis yesterday.
The IT sector, he added, is still the most favoured sector to invest as it has rapid growth and development. "They try to capture the opportunity amid such progress," he said.
Besides the IT, other sectors which also popular among SME and other creative industry player in different regions is culinary business. The business; may it be a snack, meal or beverage products; will never die because it is related to the people's basic life.
"In the culinary sector, the important thing to remember is uniqueness. If it is unique, many consumers will come," Budyarto said.
Kadin perceived the business players in the IT, culinary, and other sectors prefer to choose franchise scheme rather than starting their own business as it allows them to adopt business systems quickly without having to pass business probation.
According to Budyarto, the creative industries in Indonesia is developed scatteredly. If the related entity such as universities, industries, and government united, this industry can be developed more rapidly.
The university contains a variety of creative ideas that can be passed into the industry, while the government can support the creative industries through regulation or incentives.
“Sekarang ini pemerintah masih sekadar buat pekan produk kreatif nasional tetapi pembinaan tidak ada. Pemerintah tidak fokus ke pengembangan bisnis kreatif UKM,” kata Budyarto.
"As for now, the government only affords to make national expo, but not coaching. It doesn't focus in developing the creative business among SMEs," said Budyarto. (02/Hilda sabri sulistyo/t03/ags)