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We are currently working at full steam to produce the next issue of BBMag Bossa Brazil Magazine and BBMag Bossa Latinos Magazine, the only London-based bi-lingual magazines in London BBMag is the only London-based bilingual Anglo-Brazilian and Anglo-Hispanic publications specialised in international lifestyle with a focus on travel and tourism, culture with gastronomy and business. BBMag is distributed to London-based readers at no cost, ensuring that the reach and impact of our advertising partners are maximised amongst this very specific and niche audience. We print twice a year with 20,000 copies per issue and over 200 distribution points in London…

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Has the Internet helped drive commerce during these times of isolation and lockdown?    The world was not expecting a serious pandemic and, unfortunately, businesses were not prepared for months of isolation and a stalled economy. In countries around the globe, the crisis has led to an abrupt decline in sales, which, in turn, has seen revenues plunge, unemployment rise, and the number of bankruptcies surge.  From an EU perspective, commentators suggest that the continent is experiencing one of its biggest crises since its foundation. Covid-19 epicentres, such as Italy and Spain, count on the financial assistance of the European…

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Reach the Brazilian and Portuguese-speaking communities in the UK, Brazil and Europe, as well as Brits and international audiences BBMag is the only London-based bilingual Anglo-Brazilian publication dedicated to lifestyle, travel & tourism, culture with gastronomy, food and drinks, music and business. BBMag is distributed to UK based readers at no cost, ensuring that the reach and impact of our sponsors and advertising partners are maximised amongst this very specific audience. Our readership and distribution are mostly made up of Brazilian governmental entities, industry organisations, bars and restaurants, art centres, schools, cinemas, theatres, shows, festivals, event venues and more. Why…

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Bio-jewels, given their natural beauty and originality, have been grabbing the attention of women of late. Sales of this type of product are on the rise thanks to their value in terms of sustainability. The bio-jewellery market in Brazil is in rapid expansion with growing potential in terms of exportation. People often mistake bio-jewellery for a local craft, but the difference lies in the design, the concept, and the technology used to exalt raw materials, which are composed of natural elements, metals, precious and semi-precious stones. As you can see, they are created from genuinely Brazilian materials, and so…

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The Embassy of Brazil in London has opened a position for Head Chef, here is how to apply! Until 30 July 2019, the selection process for Head Chef at the Ambassador’s Residence in London is opened. First and foremost, proof of regular and permanent residence in the United Kingdom or a valid work permit for the entire term of the contract is required, as the Embassy of Brazil in the UK does not sponsor a visa application nor engage in immigration matters. Minimum age of 18 years, proven previous experience and a good level of English and Portuguese are also…

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Tips from money professionals to help organise your finances! Managing your salary, already a daunting task for some, can be even more challenging when your monthly pay packet is divided each time. This practice of paying wages in two separate instalments is quite common among private companies, and can cause employees to get somewhat lost in their purchasing habits, often landing them in debt. Therefore, here we will try to highlight some pitfalls and help readers get their finances in order. But it is imperative to point out that there is no secret or magic wand when it comes to…

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The annual Gala Dinner and ‘Personality of the Year’ awards is presented by the Brazilian Chamber of Commerce in Great Britain The annual Gala Dinner and ‘Personality of the Year’ awards is a popular black-tie event that traditionally recognises the achievements of business leaders – British and Brazilian – who have been instrumental in forging closer commercial ties between Brazil and the UK. The event will be hosted at Intercontinental London Park Lane, on November 8, 7:00 pm. This year’s recipients of the Personality of the Year awards will be the Co-chairmen of Natura & Co: Luiz Seabra, Guilherme Leal and Pedro…

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The Embassy of Brazil in London announced the vacancy of Foreign Trade and Investment Technical Assistant The Embassy of Brazil in London opened a job vacancy application for the role of Foreign Trade and Investment Technical Assistant. Working at the Commercial Section, the candidate will first pass through a 6 month remunerated probationary period. Brazilian nationals or nationals of third countries must prove that the applicant has the right to permanently reside in the United Kingdom, and is legally entitled to take full-time paid employment for an undetermined length of time. Besides, a valid passport is also required. There are…

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A new and clever way to recycle used Tetra Pak boxes! It is estimated that Brazil produces nine billion of these boxes a year, the vast majority (75%) being thoughtlessly thrown away with the rubbish. Today, there are several companies that have decided to transform them into roof tiles, external finishings, dog kennels, as well as using empty toothpaste tubes to make office screens and partitions. What beautiful, charming and ecological products!

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If you already find organising your life around your salary difficult, having it paid in two separate only complicates things. Paying staff salaries in two instalments is common practice amongst private companies, and can lead many people to lose track of their spending (and their debts). Therefore, this month we clarify your doubts and, hopefully, help you organise your finances. The key is to be organised! You can’t just turn a blind eye and simply carry on swiping your debit card. HERE IS OUR SUGGESTION FOR MAINTAINING A FINANCIALLY ORGANIZED LIFE: Study your payslip and, if necessary, ask a member…

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Do you know what makes start-ups and small businesses successful? Planning and training are just a few of the ingredients needed to create a successful small business: Planning Nothing is more fundamental than planning for an enterprise. Even before you go around telling friends and family that you have a new, innovative idea, you should have a plan. You need to determine the direction that you want your business to take carefully and calmly, and then stick to it. Don’t consider this step as wasted time, it is important to predict possible mistakes and outcomes of your business venture. Training…

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Do you know what the biggest factors are for the success of small businesses? Planning and training are just a couple of the elements which are necessary for success: Planning There is no more important step for your business than planning. Before you set out telling everyone left, right and centre that you have a great, innovative idea; you need to decide upon a plan. You should sit down and consider carefully in which direction you wish to take your idea. Don’t think of this step as a waste of time, it is essential as a way of predicting…

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A common mistake when people are considering closing their business is to think that everything boils down to the accumulation of too much debt. Much to the contrary, insolvency legislation is intended to help company directors and business people. When a company runs into financial trouble, things can be restructured in a manageable way. The first thing to do if you think your business is headed in this direction is to find trustworthy advice as quickly as possible. As determined by the 2006 Companies Act, directors are under an obligation to act in a way beneficial to the company they…

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The Consulate-General of Brazil in London’s website has a new feature to make the Brazilian community in the United Kingdom’s life easier – a Power of Attorney section. One of the most important services for Brazilians living abroad, Power of Attorney requests are one of the most commonly required services of the Consulate. Power of Attorney means that a physical or legal person concedes the right to another person to sign official documents in their name on Brazilian soil. Among the most common types requested are: marriage/divorce, real estate purchase and sales and transfer of possessions. Private requests are simple…

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The Consulate General of Brazil in London has prepared a guide with practical information  about how to do business in the UK and turn your dreams into a reality! The UK represents one of the largest economies in the world; with a fully diversified and dynamic market it is an attractive environment for overseas investors. The Brazilian community in the UK is growing steadily and is estimated to be about 140,000 people, most of who were attracted to the country by favourable economic conditions. From large companies that have set up operations in London as a means of international expansion,…

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