Fernando Pereira, founder of Pegasus Transportation, which was recently named one of GrowFL's Companies To Watch for 2016, business success is all about doing the fundamentals extremely well. "You have to take good care of your clients and fill all their needs," he said. "For many people, transportation is just a business. For us it is a passion."
Pereira's passion has fueled strong growth and earned the company additional awards including BrightHouse's Regional Innovator of the Year Award in 2016. "I relocated to America from Brazil and started Pegasus Transportation in 1994," Pereira said. "We bought our first bus in 2000 and now we boast the largest fleet of 61 passenger motor coaches in Florida."
Pegasus Transportation is more than just transportation however; it is a one-stop shop for everything involving group travel including hotels, attractions, dining and events. With a strong international reach, Pegasus is the top transportation seller for such popular destinations as Walt Disney World, Sea World, Universal Studios and the Orlando Magic.
Pereira's advice for aspiring entrepreneurs reflects his own belief in the power of strong fundamentals. "Take care of your best asset - your client," he said. "You have to know what they're looking for and how you can best give it to them. Opportunity is everywhere. You have to ask yourself what you like to do. Then look for the opportunity in that area. Then strive to do it better than others are doing it now."