Guilherme Paulus was recently featured on the Inspirey website in an interview titled, “Guilherme Paulus—Founder, CVC Brasil OPeradora e Agencia de Viagens. S.A.” The interview reveals the tourism king’s key to success and the several failures he met along the way. He provides advice for people looking to become entrepreneurs and how to succeed.
Guilherme Paulus is one of the leading entrepreneurs in a country known for the difficulty of running a business. He runs CVC Brasil Operadora and GJP Hotels and Resorts. He started working for CVC when he was only 24 and he continued to expand the company until they had more than 1,200 storefronts in the company. His success allowed him to sell 63% of the company for more than $750 million. He then invested $600 million of his own fortune into his new company, GJP Hotels and Resorts. They own three different hotel chains across Brazil. They own fourteen different hotels and resorts and provide employment for 5,000 people. For more information about Guilherme Paulus , view his Crunchbase profile.
Guilherme Paulus reveals that he started CVC because of another’s vision. He met the government state deputy Carlos Vicente Cerchiari when he was 24. Cerchiari was looking for someone to invest in his vision to promote tourism around Brazil and they decided to open the first CVC store together behind a movie theatre. Cerchiari provided the funding while Paulus oversaw the day to day business of the enterprise. He revealed a knack for entrepreneurship in his choice of location, which allowed them to target an audience primed for tourism. After four years of partnership, they decided to split ways while Paulus continued to dream of tourism in Brazil.
Guilherme Paulus reveals that one of the biggest keys to his success is staying grateful and optimistic. A successful organization tip he completes every day is to write his daily schedule to keep him productive and organized. He is excited by the expansion of technological advances in the tourism industry. He is attracted to the speed of information alongside the ability to provide for the needs of the customers quickly. Technology has allowed companies to provide both the customer service and the information quickly and efficiently.
Paulus believes that his habit of staying close to the day to day operations of the business has allowed him to expand rapidly. Understanding the needs of the customers and the employees has allowed him to learn and continuously improve the company.