Guilherme Paulus has been named one of the best businessmen in Brazil. He has been recognized by many International governments for the contributions that he has made to the tourism industry. He has been given titles such as Personality of the Year and Executive of Valor by several magazines in Brazil. He has successfully founded and co-founded several highly lucrative businesses. Read this article by Guilherme Paulus at Forbes.
Guilherme Paulus was born in 1949 in the country of Brazil. His original dream was to become a doctor, but his parents could not afford to provide him with the education that he needed for him to pursue this endeavor. He went on to earn a degree in Business Administration and later began working for the IBM company. Although computing taught him much, he soon realized that the calculations and numbers were not for him. He found the guidance that led him to find his passion in an advertisement in the local newspaper. The advertisement was placed by a travel agency named Casa Faro that was looking to hire a traveling salesman.
Guilherme Paulus quickly pursued this opportunity and found the joy of working in a travel agency. He soon formulated the dream of having his own travel agency. His dream came true when he met a politician during one of his business trips. The politician was fond of the way that Guilherme Paulus catered to the customers and offered him a partnership. The two entrepreneurs founded the CVC Travel Agency in 1972. The business partner left the venture only four years after its creation, and he sold his shares in the company to Paulus. In 1979, Guilherme Paulus faced many business challenges because of the newly implemented federal tax laws. Because of this, he almost had to shut down his company.
Guilherme did not give up and was soon rewarded when he received a phone call from one of the executives at Mercedes. The executive asked him for a quote for three buses. This was his saving grace that allowed him to make the CVC travel agency into the remarkable success story that it is known as today.