ALL ABOUT +GBBS
The +Growth Brand & Business Strategies Consultant and Coaching Agency was created by me, Joana Carvalho, back in 2016 empowered by my desire to make things happen for Small Business Owners & Entrepreneurs helping them surf the wave of online business growth, new consumer habits, new competitors and a fast pace, higlhy competitve worlsd.
I have over 25 years of International Experience in Retail, International Sales, and Marketing in different sectors, such as Food & Beverage, Beauty or Industry.
I was a saleswoman, an international buyer, a marketeer, managing more than 500 high profile customers internationally: from the United States to Russia, Africa or China. This provided me with a 360 º learning experience for Life and Business.
Since my first job in an Advertising Agency in Spain back in 1999, I've never stopped doing businessess all over the world. I have lost the count of my miles balance eraned when I was travelling to numerous countries, meeting so many incredible people and great professionals from whom I've learned so much selling and promoting national and international brands.
It comes with the job to "get inspired".
My round trips, the hundreds of great people I've met and did business with, the miles I've earned going to tradeshows and cities all over the world gave me the time, the opportunity and the idea to create a Consultancy Agency specialized in growth and launching systems for small business owners could thrive and succeed in such a global, big, big world. Small Companies face countless challenges when scaling, growing or when pivoting to another business level or sector.
I've spent 4 years travelling back and forth every month between Oporto and New York City getting the opportunity to live and to work in the city that never sleeps. And that was +GBBS trigger as I saw the dinamism of that economy and the kind of support the Entrepreneurs were having to suceed in such a competitve ecosystem.
I think outside the box and therefore I am an advocate of disruptive and lightweight ideas.
I am a specialist in developing business, in internationalizing brands, in making things happen, here and there and getting small business to a sain, clear and profitable level.