Economic growth in Brazil is a story of crime, corruption, and social failures. Gross Domestic Product growth in 2016 was -3.2%. Businesses around the country did their best to weather the economic storm. But it looks like negative economic growth is a thing of the past, according to Horizons Telecom CEO Haroldo Jacobovicz. First quarter GDP growth was a positive 3.2%. GDP growth in 2021 could top 3.5%, according to several economists.
— Haroldo Jacobovicz (@HJacobovicz) January 13, 2021
Mr. Jacobovicz is a tech entrepreneur who was one of the first to establish himself in the technology industry in the 1980s. In 1982, Haroldo Jacobovicz and three of his college friends founded Microsystems. The Microsystem business plan included helping other companies manage their inventories using up-to-date tech tools.
Microsystems had the right concept, but the 1980s was a tough time for Brazilian businesses because of a lack of bank funding. Many companies went out of business. But Haroldo Jacobovicz decided to develop other tech tools that could bring small city businesses into the 21st century. Horizons Telecom was his contribution to connecting Brazil digitally. Haroldo’s mission in life is the digitalization of Brazil.
Thanks to Jacobovicz insight, Horizons Telecom is a 100% fiber-optic network. Instead of competing in the larger markets, Jacobovicz decided to work with small and medium businesses that lack the tech knowledge or the availability of tech services in their part of the country. If Haroldo Jacobovicz small and medium-size plan works, companies can increase revenue and produce jobs that fuel GDP growth.
Mr. Jacobovicz told the press small cities in Brazil do business with his company because of the extensive list of tech services. Clients can tap into after-sales reports as well as use the payment management tools included in the Horizons One plan. Inside and outside communications and accounting procedures are also part of Horizons Telecom’s extensive list of services.
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