Setting up a successful business in Brazil is not easy. Anyone who has tried knows that there are numerous obstacles that one must overcome before running a successful venture. However, it is important to note that Brazil is one of the countries where one can set up an extremely productive business venture due to the high population. Some of the challenges that face business people include high venture capital, bureaucracy, and high taxation. According to a 2017 report by the World Bank, Brazil is ranked as one of the toughest countries to do business in.
Despite these challenges, and some people have gone against the odds and have succeeded. One of them is Guilherme Paulus. Despite the many difficulties, he has done what needs to be done to set up highly successful businesses in the accommodations and tourism sectors. He had to come up with a sound business plan that has helped him to realize his dreams. From the beginning, he identified the people he needed to work with and the opportunities in needed to exploit for his plans to come through. Guilherme loves listening to advice, a factor that he attributes to his success. His advice to young entrepreneurs is that they should learn to listen more to experienced business people. Read the article by Guilherme Paulus at Forbes
Guilherme Paulus was born in 1949 in Sao Paulo. At a young age, he harbored the dreams of becoming a successful businessman, dreams that he can authoritatively claim to have accomplished. In the university, Guilherme Paulus studied a degree in business administration and later joined IBM as an intern. At 24 years, he met Carlos Vicente, a local government official with whom they came up with the idea of setting up a tour company. Since Vicente was young, he did not have the capital needed. They agreed that he would run the daily operations as Vicente provided the capital needed. Together they created CVC Tour Company. Four years later, Vicente abandoned the business, and Guilherme Paulus was left in charge of all operations. Guilherme Paulus was determined to do everything possible to achieve his goals. He did not relent but went ahead to implement innovative ideas which saw the company grown tremendously. Today, it is the largest to accompany in Latin America.