Next Steps for Helping Locals. Bali Indonesia 38 

My Next steps.   

What are the next steps on TikTok?  So far what I’ve done is, create a video that encourages people to open businesses. I’ve interviewed people who have started businesses and are continuing to do business. Though the business may not be a North American standard, they’re like home businesses. Yet their home businesses are products that we would never ever attempt to make ourselves. We would not have this little shop, making custom sandals and have people selling it for us, because we wouldn’t know where to get those sandals, they would have to be made in China or overseas. Where here, they are made in local shops. All along the streets are little shops, some make the sandals, and some stores sell the sandals. That’s the way the business is run. 

This is what kind of puzzles me about this whole business model that I’ve accidentally stumbled into. Indonesian small business is very very small, yet even smaller businesses like these little shops, supplying sandals to these other little stores have immense potential. When I sit there and look at a sandal, I’m thinking…

You could make maybe one style of sandal make it really good make it really unique and take some beautiful professional photos.

Creating a Brand.

Marketing them in the right way they have the potential to be big. They have the potential for production, if they can’t be produced in the local little shop, they could go to other places in Java, where they could be made for possibly even less cost with a larger labor force. 

This whole little business thing I stumbled onto, I’ve been offered everything from sandals, bags, clothes, sugar, oil, land, and 1 million other items that I totally forget what they are.  The point is that there’s a massive amount of people willing to put in the work to get these little businesses up and running, they just don’t know how, but they have ideas. I want to cook; I want to sell bags but that’s it. They take the bag, and try to sell it to their friends, but their market is limited. As opposed to branding it a little bit and making this business a legit business. This is the information I’ve gathered on TikTok, and surprisingly, I find myself wanting to help these people, wanting to make the product better, and more efficient than not working on the floor. Start businesses that have an actual viable future and could actually generate a profit because these people make a living even despite themselves, despite the fact that they have no knowledge, on how to run a business. 


So, the next steps on TikTok for me will be to try and guide these now almost 5500 followers I gained in a week and nearly 200,000 views that have been watched from my content. The people are immensely responsive in the chat, they’re wanting to know more, it’s almost like the Internet before me had not existed for them, which is absurd, but it feels like the information I’m giving them they’ve never heard before. I don’t know why that is I don’t know if it’s a lack of education or lack of energy maybe on their part. I’m not really sure where to go with it after. I’m just going to keep giving them hints using other businesses to draw from. Using them as examples of people that can do it and people that have done it. Encouraging them because at the end of the day, Indonesia has over 300 million people. There’s a huge amount of resources here, and I think the future of business here will be the power of small business. 

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Published by Zsolt Zsemba

Zsolt Zsemba has worn many different hats. He has been an entrepreneur, and businessman for over 30 years. Living abroad has given him many amazing experiences in life and also sparked his imagination for writing. After moving to Canada from Hungary at the age of 10 and working in a family business for a large part of his life. The switch from manufacturing to writing came surprisingly easily for him. His passion for writing began at age 12, mostly writing poetry and short stories. In 1999, the chance came to write scripts. Zsolt took some time off from his family business to write in Jakarta Indonesia for MD Entertainment. Having written dozens of soap operas and made for TV movies, in 2003 Zsolt returned to the family business once more. In 2018, he had the chance to head back to Asia once again. He took on the challenge to be the COO for MD Pictures and get back into the entertainment business. The entertainment business opened up the desire to write once more and the words began to flow onto the pages again. He decided to rewrite a book he began years ago. Organ House was reborn and is a fiction suspense novel while Scars is a young adult drama focused on life’s challenges. After the first two books, his desire to write not only became more challenging but enjoyable as well. After having several books completed he was convinced to publish them for your enjoyment. Zsolt does not tend to stay in one specific genre but tends to lean towards strong female leads and horror. Though he also has a few human interest books, he tends to write about whatever brews in his brain for a while.

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