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Why Start A Business In Brazil?

Doing business in Brazil guide

There is one overwhelming discovery to be made when researching Brazil. It's big. Where landmass is concerned, it is almost the same size as the United States. Brazil shares borders with ten neighbouring nations and is the type of place whose states are larger than most small countries, but with a better climate, brighter colours and bare flesh. Oh, and plenty of investment opportunities, of course.

Brazil is one of the great socioeconomic paradoxes. It resides comfortably at number ten in the world economic rankings, yet it is still a developing nation: economies like this don't usually even stop to wipe their feet in Third World countries. Accordingly, the federal republican government offers numerous business opportunities to foreign investors, and maintains a steady process of privatisation and deregulation. There is huge economic potential, an eager domestic market and the third most advanced industrial sector of the Americas.

Spending power has overwhelmingly increased, but the ruthless grip of poverty is still Brazil's great affliction. It was once devoid of a middle-class, and as we all know, the middle-classes make the material world go round. Thankfully, though, Brazil's consumer class has been growing expeditiously. They are earning money, developing appetites, refining tastes and buying, buying, buying. There has never been a more opportune or pragmatic moment to invest.

But forget about that. We wouldn't want you to take business there too seriously. It is a rather social affair. There is even Wi-Fi on the beaches, complete with swimsuits as small as your BlackBerry. Generally speaking, business is more all-over-tan than it is Alan Sugar, and perhaps it is this carefree approach that makes Brazil such a unique location to do business. It is one of the yet-to-be players on the world's stage, waiting patiently in the wings.

At the moment, though, Brazil is content. It is rhythmically in tune with itself. But don't forget, there is a bit of Samba in all of us, so read on to find out exactly why Brazil could be rhythmically perfect for you.

What is the currency and exchange rate?

Brazil's currency is the Real (pronounced Ray-al - plural Reais), written R$ for short.

What's the climate like in Brazil?

90% of Brazil is tropical, so most of it is incredibly hot in summer. However, due to its massive expanse, covering the tropical north to the temperate south, the weather can be variable. Along the equator temperatures remain above 25 degrees C all year round. In the temperate regions the summer can get up to 45. This said, down south in Porto Alegre they can have frosts in winter (July/August). The seasons in Brazil are opposite to Europe.

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Organisations that can assist with Starting a Business

  • > SafeGuard World International

    Whether you are entering a new market and have yet to establish a business entity, or you have been in a country market for some time; whether you have one worker or thousands of employees, SafeGuard World International can help. We can support you during every stage of your journey with global payroll, contingent labor, global recruitment and a variety of multinational HR consulting and professional services.

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  • > Instant Offices

    Finding office space abroad poses one of the most difficult changes that many start-ups face. Location, costs, and transport all need to be considered. And, more crucially of all, what office will allow a new business to attract and retain the best staff?

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  • > Redesmere

    Caught out by Brexit? Concerned about Trumpís unpredictability?

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  • > Blue Marble Global Payroll

    We do payroll there. We can do it anywhere. Many companies with global employees find that payroll can be a stressful part of doing business overseas. Finding a reliable payroll company, faxing and emailing multiple payroll spreadsheets each month, and treasury management are just some of the obstacles

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  • > G.Jacintho Group

    The Best Choice to Support your Business in Brazil!

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  • > The Brazilian Chamber of Commerce

    The Brazilian Chamber of Commerce has been actively promoting trade and business between the UK and Brazil for over 70 years.

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