One thing that many Brazilians know is that being an entrepreneur in the country is not an easy task. There are many obstacles which one must overcome to succeed as a prominent entrepreneur. One might think that the high population offers the best environment for business activities. However, to set up a successful business in the country, you must fight off high venture capital, taxes, and bureaucracy involved in business operations. These obstacles have the potential of undermining the dreams of many brilliant business ideas. According to a report by the World Bank, Brazil is ranked as one of the countries in the world which offers the worst business environment.
Because of these challenges, one might be tempted to ask, how some entrepreneurs in this country have still managed to succeed despite all these challenges. One such entrepreneur is Guilherme Paulus. He currently serves as the co-founder of the largest tour operator in Latin America known as CVC. Mr. Paula took advantage of every opportunity since he began planning to become a prominent business person in the country. He intended to become a leader in the accommodations and tour industry in Brazil. Over the years, he has outdone himself by establishing a business that has been performing exceptionally well outside the country.
To succeed, Guilherme Paulus had to come up with a plan which involved listening to the customers and working with government agencies to achieve his goals. He is a firm believer in listening and therefore he took every advice offered to him seriously.
Guilherme Paulus was born in Sao Paulo in 1949. Since then, he has gone to become one of the most successful entrepreneurs in Brazil. From a young age, Guilherme Paulus had interests in business, and at a young age of 20 years, he was already working as an intern at IBM. At the age of 24, he met a friend who was working in the local government at the time and who introduced him to the idea of setting up a tour operator in the country. It is after this meeting that his dreams of setting up a successful tour company came into reality. His business partner left a few years later leaving him as the only director for the company. Today he boasts of creating a multi-billion dollar company.
Guilherme Paulus’s: Facebook Page.