Guilherme Paulus started as an intern and is now one of the leaders in the hotel industry of Brazil. He runs both GJP Hotels and Resorts and CVC Brasil Operadora. His company was around 2 dozen resorts and hotels throughout the country of Brazil. They don’t just cater to international tourists.
While his accommodations are a vacation destination for people from around the world, he also gears the experience towards people from Brazil. 950,000 people have been through the doors of at least one of his locations and they employ more than 5,000 people.
The idea for CVC came from his business partner Carlos Vicente Cerchiari. He really wanted to create a tourist agency in the city of Santo Andre and Guilherme Paulus was willing to take part in the idea. When he was introduced to the idea, he was working at Casa Faro. While he may have had prior responsibilities, he was still able to focus on developing this newest venture. This is when they opened they opened their first small store near a cinema.
The successful businessman tries to stay organized by writing out his schedule for the week every single day that he can. Not only does this help him to stay more organized, he believes that it helps him to stay productive as well. He also implements technology in order to stay productive. Information is able to be shared very quickly now and this allows him to be able to see market trends and other factors early. It’s important to try to stay on top of the market so you can stay on top in the industry.
Even though the hotel chain has locations throughout the country, Guilherme Paulus managed to travel to all of them so he can get a good idea of how their operations are actually like. He believes that actually visiting these places so he can get a better idea of how they operate and what directions he needs to take his company. It’s one of the things that makes him so productive as an entrepreneur. He is still making sure he stays involved no matter how big he gets.
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