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15 Jan

How Does Brazil Stack Up Globally? World Economic Forum (WEF) Competitiveness Report Analyzed

Dear Gentle Readers,

Happy New Year! Hope the Holiday seasons finds you surrounded by family and friends and celebrating the end of another year and the new beginnings that 2016 will bring.

In my previous article, I looked at the competitiveness of each of the Brazilian states. In that same light I wanted to present how Brazil stacks up globally, with a special focusing on the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) and Latin America.

07 Dec

FAQ: What Are The Basics of Doing Business In Brazil?

Doing business in Brazil

It’s hard to round up everything you could possibly want to know about starting a business in a foreign country, especially if that country is Brazil. I’m 100% sure you’ll still have questions after reading this. Brazil is a complex beast, after all.

But these are the 10 most common questions my clients ask on a regular basis—I hope they serve as a sturdy jumping-off point for your research on the Brazilian business climate.

1. How long does it take to set up a business in Brazil?

That all depends. If we believe the World Bank’s data regarding company formation in foreign countries, Brazil tops out at almost 3 months—84 days to be exact.

That’s a worst case scenario, though.

07 Dec

2015 Brazilian States Ranking of the Competitiveness

Opening a business in brazil

The 2015 ranking of the competitiveness of the Brazilian states was recently issued in November. It’s is a periodic study put out to improve the understanding of the comparative operating environments so that the states can better identify their strengths and weaknesses. It’s a scorecard so they understand where to focus their attention in order to improve their communities, governance, environment, economy and business conditions.

The independent study is prepared by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) and Tendencias, and is sponsored by the Center for Public Leadership (CLP).

The 2015 rankings take into account 64 indicators divided into the following 10 strategic divisions:

07 Dec

8 Things to Keep In Mind When Doing Business in Brazil

8 Things to Keep In Mind When Doing Business in Brazil

Dear Reader,

Ah, Brasil! When you say you live in Brasil, it truly captivates the imagination—Brasil is a place, a vision, natural beauty, a lifestyle, a culture, a people, music, cuisine and much more. In short, Brasil is a feast for the senses.
Brasil truly is a land of opportunities that is blessed with abundant natural resources, a beautiful climate, a huge, diverse landmass and an industrious population of over 200 million. It’s a place of huge potential and home to limitless contradictions.

02 Dec

New Logo. New Site. Still Brasil Insight.

Dear Friends,

We are beyond delighted to announce the launch of our updated & improved website with a bold new look, fresh logo and enhanced navigational experience. At the end of the day, we want the website to serve as an interactive platform to educate, create value and improve the flow of quality information for our existing and future clients. In the months that come, you will see a steady flow of additional content, information and news being posted regularly along with announcements for upcoming events. Our goal is to make it a fun, interactive web experience with a free flow of relevant information, while hopefully putting a smile on your face.

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About Brasil Insight

Bom dia! My name is Richard Pearce, and I’m an entrepreneur and founding partner of Brasil Insight Capital (BIC). BIC is a boutique consulting and investment company focused on helping international companies intelligently establish operations or find investment opportunities in Brazil, as well helping Brazilian companies find international partners.

For the past decade I have been helping international companies understand what Brazil is and isn’t and successfully establish a presence or find investment opportunities in this dynamic marketplace. I’ve helped over 40 businesses in 17 Brazilian states and have an insider’s understanding of how to successfully establish, operate and grow a company. I’d love to hear more about your goals and objectives in Brazil.

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