Guilherme Paulus is a world renowned entrepreneur and is one of Brazil’s finest hoteliers. Guilherme owns and manages the CVC Brasil and GJP Hotels and Resorts. Guilherme Paulus is considered one of the most powerful and most influential businessmen of the modern world. His story on how he built his business empire is surely one for the textbooks and it should serve as inspiration for future businessmen. The idea of building a company did not directly come from Guilherme, but from a state deputy that he met on a boat trip – Carlos Vicente Cerchiari. Carlos wanted to start a tourist agency in his hometown, Santo Andre.
About Guilherme Paulus was based in Sao Paulo at the time – he was very young and was new to the business which is why Carlos proposed an arrangement where Paulus did the groundwork and Carlos provided the investment to get the business started. Paulus was fired up with the energy of youth and had millions of ideas on how to grow the business – although he was new, he was prepared to conquer any challenge and was ready to grab every opportunity available. His first affirmation that he was meant to be in the business was when they opened their very first location which was strategically studies by Guilherme Paulus himself. He chose a place that was geographically perfect for the establishment they were creating. A place with dynamic diversity, and a consistent heavy traffic.
The location was just outside of the movie theater – so Paulus was sure that whatever happens, their establishment will be seen and will gain attention. The Carlos and Paulus partnership went on for about four years until Paulus decided to go at it alone. Expansion multiplied exponentially when Paulus decided that it was his time to take over and his unique ideas really began to manifest when he was solely on the wheel. Guilherme Paulus knows that it is through talent and sheer hardwork that has gotten him through the hardships on building his company. And he would like to remind young entrepreneurs that one does not go without the other – coupling of talent and hard work is one of the main driving factors towards success. Click here.