How do we add value to your business?

PASSION

SERVICES

BOUTIQUE

EXPERIENCE

TAILOR MADE

We are passionate about helping companies grow in South America

In-depth market reports, identify investment opportunities, finding new distributors

We can work closely and in true partnership with you

We have over 50 years of combined knowledge, offering a wealth of knowledge

We can create a tailor made package to suit your business needs and goals

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Government Partners

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93

Trade Missions

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314

Market Reports

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+1000

Firms assisted

 

Our partners

We are proud to count Pro-Ativa Consultants and Team India Global Services (TIGS) as our trusted partners in Brazil and India. 

 

We have developed strong strategic relationships with partners who share our core values and work ethics to support our clients in their project all around the world.

How do we work?

Our step by step, tailored approach to support your business expansion in South America.

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Final report

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Execution

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We deliver the final report with our recommendations and solutions for your project, and discuss them with you. Your satisfaction and the success of your business plans is our top priority, so we keep in touch with you to see your results and performance!

 

First contact

First meeting

Every project starts with collaboration. We learn everything about your business ambitions, collectively define what your needs and goals are and determine metrics for success.

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Proposal

After our first brief, we define the project steps and the time framework. We  then submit our proposal defining the type of service that would be most adequate for your business and present our execution plan.

Once it has been approved, our team can starts working on it. We regularly check in to keep you updated on our progress and get your feedback.

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Our team is committed to delivering the most personalised and highest quality work to our clients, no matter the type of project. As we offer a variety of services, the execution steps of the project vary from one to another, but often include collecting extensive industry-related data, performing market and competitive analysis, making first contact with local distributors, organising meetings with relevant partners and more.

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Our ethos

Teamwork

Our values

To help our clients achieve their business objectives in South America while fostering two way trade and investment opportunities between this region and the rest world.

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Our mission

To be the leading international business consultancy firm in South America by delivering world class service to our clients.

 
 

Our team

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Veronica Medina

Founder & CEO

Black Desert

Veronica is Chilean and founded BusinessHub in 2014, bringing over 25 years of experience in international business development to the company. She has helped companies expand their businesses by increasing exports to markets such as Canada, Europe, South America, and the US. In South America, Verónica has focused her business development skills on Argentina, Colombia, Chile, and Peru. Veronica has also worked in international business in London, England and Denver, Colorado. This work has been multisectoral, but the focus has been on industries such as biotechnology, environmental, energy and renewable energy, food, health, manufacturing, mining, ICT, retail, infrastructure and transportation, among others.  Veronica has also been involved in government lobbying projects in Chile and Peru and has been a speaker in many seminars and events about opportunities in LATAM, business cultures, and how to do business in destination countries.

 

She has lived and worked in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Peru, Argentina, England, Italy, Scotland, the United Arab Emirates and the United States. Veronica is fluent in English and Spanish with a basic knowledge of Portuguese.

vmedina@businesshubconsultants.com

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Black Desert

Barbara is Brazilian and brings 10 years of political-economic experience to the team, having worked for socio-economic development organizations in Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Uganda, Ethiopia, Rwanda, and South Africa. As a project manager for BusinessHub Consultants, over the past two years, Barbara has supported lead generation and business matchmaking to foreign government entities (US, Canada, Indonesia, Northern Ireland, Hong Kong, etc.) and companies interested in doing business in Latin America. Likewise, she is responsible for the management of the project portfolio that includes leading and managing a team of market analysts who help with the research and execution of projects, such as trade missions, identification of partners, organization of B2B meetings, identification of opportunities, investment in South America, industry reports and market studies, competition analysis, among others. Barbara is fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese. 

bfreitas@businesshubconsultants.com

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Barbara Freitas

Project Director

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Black Desert

Gonzalo is Chilean and brings more than four years of experience in the development of sustainable energy projects, financial and tax reports, and international business development. In BusinessHub as Project Development Manager he has assisted different countries and their governments (among these, the United States, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Northern Ireland, among others) with the expansion of companies located in these countries, in order to explore and expand their business through B2B meetings, and trade missions with potential partners in South America, generating business relationships between both parties. Likewise, Gonzalo has worked and led in the preparation of studies related to the search for potential clients in various industries: Food and beverages, software, energy, textile, oil, among others.

Gonzalo has participated as a representative of 1st West, where he searches for Chilean and Peruvian companies that are interested in being bought by foreign investors. Gonzalo has lived in Italy, Israel, France, Norway and Chile. He is fluent in English, is a native Spanish speaker and has a basic knowledge of French and Italian.

gsuez@businesshubconsultants.com

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Gonzalo Suez

Project Manager

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Black Desert

Gonzalo is Chilean and has more than six years of experience in business development and marketing. Over that time, he has been able to develop marketing strategies for B2B companies, as well as business plans with focus on sales management, budget assessment and international business development. His experience spans a number of different industries, such as fintech, education, health, IT and mining, which gives him a wide range of knowledge in different sectors and a suitable background to identify business opportunities for customers. Gonzalo has also managed different sales teams, being able to lead them and work side by side with them to exceed the objectives proposed for each period.

Gonzalo is a Business Developer and Marketing Manager at BusinessHub Consultants. He has worked with partners from countries like Australia, New Zealand, Germany, USA and China, among others. He is a native Spanish speaker, fluent in English and has a basic knowledge of Portuguese.

griquelme@businesshubconsultants.com

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Gonzalo Riquelme

Business Development Manager

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Black Desert

Ximena is Peruvian with a Master's degree in Political and Corporate Communication, with studies in Spain and the United States. She has 8 years of professional experience in the commercial, sales and marketing areas in the foreign trade, telecommunications and health sectors. She has worked in Peru, the United Arab Emirates and Spain, in organizations such as UNICEF Spain, Hapag-Lloyd, Telefónica and Abbott Laboratories.

 

Ximena represents BusinessHub Consultants in Peru and is part of the Projects area, where she has developed studies and connected American companies with different organizations in countries such as Peru, Chile, Colombia, and Argentina. Likewise, she has led the organization of two trade missions, achieving, in the last one, more than 50 meetings. She speaks Spanish and English.

xportillo@businesshubconsultants.com

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Ximena Portillo

Country Manager, Peru

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Monica, originally from the Netherlands, has a master’s degree in Latin American Studies and is currently specializing in ‘Globalization, Economic Growth and Stability’ and ‘International Business’. She brings several years of management consulting experience to the table. While working for a consultancy agency jointly owned by the Swedish state and the Swedish business sector, she was subjected to a broad display of international projects focused on industries such as transport, mining, and healthcare. In addition, she operated with multi-national companies, chief level executives and embassies, and collaborated in a global project team that was responsible for delivering reports about the COVID19 crisis and its effects on the economy and business environment for Swedish companies all around the world.

At BusinessHub, she has supported the team with the research and execution of projects, such as trade missions, identification of partners and the organization of B2B meetings for both public and private clients. Monica is a native Dutch speaker and is fluent in both Spanish and English. 

mbarendse@businesshubconsultants.com

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Monica Barendse

Market Analyst

Our internship program

Would you like to do an internship with us?

Our people are our most important asset and we actively look for talented people to join our global team. 

 

Taking part in a Businesshub placement will allow you to gain experience on international business development while working in a multicultural environment, with clients from all around the world.

If you would like to join us, please send your CV to: