If you were looking for professional assistance for market research, company incorporation, flexible serviced office space, and relocation service, a great place to head would be to meet Grace Hakim of Boutique Office Indonesia.
Grace’s story starts in 2012, when she attempted to rent out her office space, but had difficulties.
When she learned of the demand for smaller office space in that building, Grace decided to transform it into a fully-serviced office space that began with rooms that had three to ten workstations. Grace then introduced a hassle-free office operation, which meant her clients could move in within 24 hours, which took advantage of our flexible lease term and supporting facilities.
With a strong 15-year background in real estate and hospitality, Grace is a forward-thinking individual who masters wearing different hats. She continues to set her sights in the future as she keeps her priorities to service, innovation, and continuing to expand her network.
Who’s your favourite entrepreneur and why?
“Steve Jobs, the founder of Apple is the best entrepreneur in my eyes and the reason is Steve Jobs’ impact on our life cannot be overestimated. His innovations have likely touched nearly every aspect of our lives computers, movies, music and mobile. More so during this trying time when all of us have to work online.”
What do you enjoy most about running your own business?
- Flexible work hours
- Having the freedom to implement ideas into actions
- The opportunities to be surrounded by inspirations, meet and network with other business owners.
What advice do you wish you’d been given when you started?
“Focus to hire the team based on their strength assessment not solely on their CV and experience. Having a team of employees with different strength will make the teamwork more engaged and therefore complement each other.”
“Take a scheduled vacation at least 4 times a year and recharge.”
What advice would YOU give someone thinking about starting a business?
- Get a mentor
- Start networking and being in the community of like minded positive people
- Find the right business partner with the same vision.
What skills and knowledge areas would you recommend those starting out in business get acquainted with quickly?
What does your IDEAL business look like? Even if you’re not there yet, what would it look like if your business was ideal?
An Ideal business for me would be
- To have 100% occupancy in our centers
- To have happy clients
- To have productive, engaged and happy team
What problem does being a Member of the HerBusiness Network solve for you and your business? And, how?
“I have learned so much from Suzi, the HerBusiness online resources and other members during the online event.
It has encouraged me to follow the program and the challenges in order to grow out of my comfort zone.”