After serving as Consul-General of Brazil in New York, Ambassador Jose Alfredo Graca Lima has now moved to the city of Los Angeles, California. Before New York, the Ambassador was the head of the Brazilian Mission to the European Commission in Brussels (2002-2005). If you want to learn more about our new Consul-General, you will certainly enjoy the article published by the Brazil Explore Magazine, pages 12-13, entitled: From New York to Los Angeles: A New Mission
Our newsletter this month introduces Ambassador Jose Alfredo Graca Lima, who is moving to Los Angeles from New York as our Consul-General of Brazil. We wish our new Consul and his wife all the best!
We have also included two interesting articles and our calendar for the months of March and April of 2009.
Our team is working very hard to offer you opportunities to network with other Brazilian entrepreneurs and grow professionally. Your participation at all BCCC events not only may benefit your business or career, but will also motivate us to work even harder to make this Chamber a reference in the state of California.
We are open for new ideas. If you wish to contribute with contents to this newsletter or become a member of our Chamber, do not hesitate to contact us.
Have a great month of March!
President of BCCC
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a Welcome Lunch for Ambassador
Jose Alfredo Graca Lima
SAVE THIS DATE: MARCH 30, 2009!
The Brazil-California Chamber of Commerce (BCCC) would like to invite you to join us in welcoming to Los Angeles the Consul-General of Brazil, Ambassador Jose Alfredo Graca Lima and his wife Mariza Graca Lima.
This welcoming event will be held on March 30th, 2009, 12:00 to 2:00pm, at the Brazilian Steakhouse Fogo de Chao, located at 133 N. La Cienega Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211, (310) 289-7755.
Price of Admission: $40 per person for members, $49 per person for non-members.
Reservation should be made in advance at www.brazilcalifornia.com, click on events. Payment can be made by check or credit card up to March 27th, 2009.
Any reservations made after March 27th, 2009 or at the door will be $60 per person.
As small business owners we need to understand the importance of accurate and timely accounting reports where we will need precise financial information to make the very important decision we make as owners and managers. Check out some great tips about operational accounting by Luis Luarca who reminds us the following: “Accounting operations to any business, small or large is like the fuel in your car. If you don’t have the right fuel or enough fuel in your car, you will not go very far.” Click here to read this article
Tales of an Internet Scavenger
There is no question that the internet has become a great tool to sell products and services, or simply to dissiminate information. Many enterprises are extremely successful based only on their well built websites. Yet, many business owners struggle to have their very first commercial website. Paul Lamb wrote a great article describing his experiences in building his business website with only $250. Does it sound impossible? Well…check out his article and find out how he did it.
Would you like to drive up your sales and generate more revenues? Our Newsletter could certainly help you with that! If you are a member of the Chamber, you could offer discount coupons to your customers. The coupon will look like this one and you are entirely responsible for all its content. Give it a try and check yourself how people will use the coupon to get discounts on the products and/or services your business offer.