Many people find Brazil to be one of the toughest countries to do business in because of the many obstacles that hinder easy operations of businesses. The bureaucracy involved plus high taxation makes it hard for startups to grow. In fact, Brazil is ranked by the World Bank as one of the countries that give entrepreneurs the hardest experience. However, despite these challenges that business owners go through, there is still hope that it is possible to run a profitable investments in the country. This is one of the most populous countries in the world and therefore offers one of the best markets for those who would like to build businesses.
Despite the challenges that are associated with the business environment in Brazil, there are people who have done so well in building businesses. One of them is Guilherme Paulus, the founder of CVC and GJP Hotels & Resorts. These are two companies that have a great impact on the tourism industry in Brazil. Guilherme Paulus started CVC tour company alongside Carlos Vicente in 1972. Over the years, they managed to develop this company to be one of the best in the world, although Carlos Vicente left only four years after starting the company. Paulus went ahead to run the company alone until he achieved his ultimate goal of becoming one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the world.
Guilherme Paulus has done a great work of making tourism in Brazil one of the leading sources of tax income. He has employed thousands of people thereby making the economy benefit from his creative work even more. Recently, Guilherme Paulus sold part of this company to an American company known as Carlyle Group. This company invested $750 million into this company and now controls 63 percent of the company while Paulus controls 27 percent. Through this partnership, it is expected that this company will record even further success in the coming years. Guilherme Paulus is also concentrating on building his GJP Hotels & Resorts that by now has 19 branches in different parts of Brazil. His goal is to build a business empire that will not only bring him enormous wealth but also make the lives of a thousand better.