2312, 2015

Brazilian crisis demands collaboration between corporations and small suppliers

By |December 23rd, 2015|publications|0 Comments


Earlier in the year, Brazilian micro and small business owners recognized the crisis but still felt cautiously optimistic, some creating new business lines or innovating existing ones. Now the general feeling is decidedly less optimistic.

Inflation above 10% and rising, a […]

2204, 2015

Call for unity

By |April 22nd, 2015|publications|0 Comments

“United we stand, divided we fall” is an expression and concept that goes as far back as Aesop in his fable “The Four Oxen and the Lion”. In this fable, there are four oxen grazing in a field. Whenever the […]

1304, 2015

Transparency and small business

By |April 13th, 2015|publications|0 Comments

“A lack of transparency results in distrust and a deep sense of insecurity” – the Dalai Lama
“We decided being more transparent about some things is great…” – Tim Cook, CEO Apple
“I´ve come to learn there is a virtuous cycle to […]

1003, 2015

Brazilian small businesses to weather perfect storm

By |March 10th, 2015|publications|0 Comments

2015 promises to be a tough year for the Brazilian economy. Large corporations and small businesses alike stand to suffer from the fallout from the Petrobras scandal, rising inflation, weak currency, reduced access to credit, slowed consumption due to a highly indebted ‘middle class’ and other factors that form a ‘perfect storm’ any business owner would want to avoid.