During the just concluded top seller event, Guilherme Paulus spoke about his journey as an entrepreneur. Now considered one of the most influential investors in the tourism industry in Brazil Guilherme Paulus has had to endure a number of challenges to get to the top. His companies today are worth millions of dollars and handle thousands of clients annually.
His journey as an entrepreneur began when he first joined IBM as an intern, barely 20 at the time he would realize that even though the world of mathematics and computing held a lot of potential, it was not something he wanted to do for the rest of his life. This realization would change his entire perspective as he chose to focus on making it big elsewhere. He then found a job at Casa Faro where he would quickly realize the opportunities that lay in the tourism sector.
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His two-year stint at Casa Faro would become a very important learning opportunity for him, and by the time he completed his two-year contract, Guilherme Paulus was ready to venture out on his own. He would go on to register CVC a tour agency at the time. He was twenty-four years old, and over the next nine years, he would go through the motions of trying to succeed as a young entrepreneur. The challenges at the time seemed to be against him as the government changed the tax regime and introduced new holding taxes that would see the business’s money withheld for up to a year at times denying them the little capital they would otherwise have used to grow.
During this time, Guilherme Paulus received a call from Mercedes. The organization was just about to host its annual employee’s tour, and they needed someone to organize the same. Having heard of his organization they had requested him to bid on the same and luckily for Guilherme Paulus he emerged as the lowest bidder and was awarded the contract. This would mark another turning point for him and his organization. He now had a clear vision of what went into working with corporate clients and from that point on he made it his top priority to bring as many as he could into the fold.
Learn more about Guilherme Paulus: https://exame.abril.com.br/negocios/o-novo-imperio-que-o-bilionario-fundador-da-cvc-quer-erguer/