Mediaterbaru.com, JAKARTA — The Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy (Kemenparekraf), led by Minister Sandiaga Uno, has partnered with RichWorks, a leading business coaching and training company based in Malaysia, and Datuk Wira Dr Azizan Osman, a renowned business mentor and consultant, to provide Indonesian SME entrepreneurs with the necessary skills and knowledge to build successful businesses that can generate high revenue and help create 4.4 million job opportunities for the people of Indonesia.
The initiative is part of Kemenparekraf’s efforts to support the growth of SMEs, which account for 99 percent of businesses in Indonesia and contribute to 60 percent of the country’s GDP. However, many SMEs face challenges such as lack of access to funding, inadequate infrastructure, and limited business knowledge and skills.
“We recognize the important role that SMEs play in the Indonesian economy, and we are committed to supporting their growth and development,” said Sandiaga Uno in a statement, Saturday (11/3/2023).
“By partnering with RichWorks and Dr. Azizan Osman, we can provide Indonesian entrepreneurs with the necessary skills and knowledge to succeed in today’s competitive business landscape,” he added.
RichWorks International, which has trained more than 1 million entrepreneurs and business owners in Malaysia over the past 15 years through its live programs and online learning, will deliver its training programs in Indonesia through its local partners, RichWorks Indonesia.
“We are thrilled to partner with Kemenparekraf and Dr. Azizan Osman to support the growth of SMEs in Indonesia,” said Aryani Firdaus, CEO of RichWorks Indonesia.
“We believe that entrepreneurs are the backbone of any economy, and by equipping them with the necessary skills and knowledge, we can help them build successful businesses that can create job opportunities and drive economic growth,” she added.
The training programs offered by RichWorks and Dr Azizan Osman are designed to cover a range of topics, including leadership, sales and marketing, finance, and digitalization. The training programs are designed to provide ongoing support and coaching to help entrepreneurs apply what they have learned and achieve their business goals.
Dr Azizan Osman, who has worked with numerous businesses in Malaysia and Southeast Asia, believes that the initiative will help Indonesian entrepreneurs overcome the challenges they face and build successful businesses. In 2022, RichWorks built successful businesses that generate collective annual sales of RM 3.5 billion. The company aims to replicate its success in Malaysia by equipping Indonesian entrepreneurs with the necessary skills and knowledge.
“Indonesia has a vibrant and diverse business community, but many entrepreneurs face challenges such as limited business knowledge and skills,” said Dr Azizan Osman.
“Through this initiative, we aim to provide Indonesian entrepreneurs with the necessary skills and knowledge to overcome these challenges and build successful businesses that can contribute to the country’s economic development,” he added.
The Indonesian government has set an ambitious target of training SMEs with the hope to help create a new generation of entrepreneurs who can drive economic growth at an accelerated rate and help create 4.4 million job opportunities for the people in the near future.
RichWorks, recently organized an Inner Circle Meeting in Jakarta from 6-10 March 2023 aimed at empowering local entrepreneurs and its members. The event was attended by a select group of entrepreneurs and business leaders, from Indonesia and Malaysia.
The Inner Circle Meeting focused on sharing insights, experiences, and best practices for growing successful businesses in today’s dynamic market. The event featured keynote speeches, interactive sessions, and networking opportunities, providing attendees with valuable knowledge and actionable strategies to help them accelerate their business growth.
Commenting on the event, Dr Azizan Osman said, “Our Inner Circle Meeting in Jakarta was a great success, and we are grateful for the support and participation of all our attendees, and to Dr Sandiaga Uno as well as his team from Kemenparekraf. Our goal was to bring together a group of like-minded entrepreneurs and business leaders to share their experiences and learn from each other. We believe that by working together, we can help each other achieve greater success and impact in our respective fields.”
The Inner Circle Meeting is part of RichWorks’ ongoing commitment to empowering entrepreneurs and small business owners. The company offers a range of training and coaching programs that provide entrepreneurs with the knowledge, skills, and mindset needed to build successful businesses in today’s competitive environment.