The different business entities which exist in Indonesia require different roles to be filled by people who will be hired for their proper operation. Businesses which have either too few or too many people running the business will be likely to encounter various avoidable problems.

 Run an Indonesian company

The successful operation of most companies is often the result of the cumulative efforts of many different people. This fact remains true regardless of the location of the company in question. Thus, in Indonesia, it is usually the case that many people work together to own and run the same company. However, the exact number of people who run a company in Indonesia is entirely dependent on the business entity which has been selected for use. Each business entity in Indonesia has its own necessary requirements which determine how many people are to run it at the same time.

Sole Proprietorships

Sole proprietorships, which in Indonesia are also known as Usaha Dagang (UD), are run by just one person; such is implied by the name. The owner of a sole proprietorship has complete control over the company. The owner also receives all the profits which have been generated by the business activities of the company. Those who own a sole proprietorship may also choose to have the company dissolved at any time. However, those who own a sole proprietorship are also completely liable for all losses incurred by the company. As they own the business alone, their investments in the business are also placed at risk.

Taking all of this information into account, it is evident that at any given time, a sole proprietorship is run by just one person.