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.
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Up and coming startup company called Talk-Space offers online therapy and has recently hired a Chief Medical Officer from United Health. The new hire is an effort for the business to build its core enterprise and start providing customers with prescribed medicines directly through the application. CEO Oren Frank states that the company has generated in revenue tens of millions of dollars. As of today, he states 1 million users who have signed up for the online therapy services.
Talkspace offers their therapy through a video chat system and has become more serious about providing services to employers. This is where their new chief medical officer can assist them in building their business model. Neil Leibowitz was the medical director at United Health before joining TalkSpace. His addition comes at a time when Talkspace is looking to grow their business and consider issuing an IPO. Talk-space has a weekly service price of $79 which allows anyone to talk to a therapist online. If you prefer to use messaging with a mental health professional professional, it will cost you $49. Talkspace has been in business for 5 years and has gain an astounding user base. Frank made it very clear the company is very profitable.
With Leibowitz joining Talkpace, the company’s physicians may soon be able to prescribe medicines as needed. Most of their psychiatrists are independent consultants and would only be able to prescribe drugs using a video tool as per the state and federal regulations. Leibowitz shares that the company has not made a decision yet on what types of medications they would avoid prescribing, one such example is opiates.
Leibowitz has a background as an insurance executive and coming on board to Talkspace will help on the corporate side of the organization. CEO Oren Frank looks forward to this possibly representing at least a good half Talkspace’s profits by year end. This is also true and seen since Talkspace has joined forces with employer-oriented Magellan and Health. As of today employers are beginning to take mental health issues more seriously. Reports have shown a spike and anxiety and depression from mental health problems within many millennials.