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A Business Proposal. New World Expeditions. Christopher Columbus. Mission Statement. “As Admiral of the expedition fleet, I pledge to channel our top resources in order to realize a single goal: Mastery of world trade. ” Christopher Columbus. All Other 28%. Portugal 22%. England 32%.

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A business proposal

A Business Proposal

New World Expeditions

Christopher Columbus


Mission statement

Mission Statement

“As Admiral of the expedition fleet, I pledge to channel our top resources in order to realize a single goal: Mastery of world trade.”

Christopher Columbus


World trade market share

All Other

28%

Portugal

22%

England

32%

Spain

18%

World Trade Market Share

Spanish trade less than one fifth of European total!


Proposed expedition to the indies

Proposed Expedition to the Indies

A new route to the Indies will bring:

  • More Trade

  • New Land

  • Increased Revenue


Proposed trade route

Proposed Trade Route

Current routes east and southeast are long, dangerous journeys to Cathay and the Indies

New route westward is shorter, safer, and unexploited by the English and Portuguese


Fleet organization

Christopher Columbus

Admiral

V.Y. Pinzón

Captain, Niña

M.A. Pinzón

Captain, Pinta

C. Columbus

Captain, Santa Maria

J. Niño

Master

M.A. Pinzón

Master

J. de la Cosa

Master

S.R. de Gama

Pilot

C.G. Xalmiento

Pilot

P. Niño

Pilot

Fleet Organization


Expedition schedule

Expedition Schedule

149114921493

Select Flagship

Outfit ships

Hire crews

Sail to Indies

Pick up gold

Sail back to Spain


Risks and safeguards

Risks and Safeguards

Potential Problems Solutions

Navigational DangersNew, more precise navigational aids

WeatherExperienced officers

PiratesTrained military will accompany ships


Estimated budget

Estimated Budget

1491

1492

Ships725,000870,000

Personnel350,000480,000

Supplies125,000210,000

Weapons50,00090,000

Total1,250,0001,650,000

(In thousands of ducats)


Requested assistance

Requested Assistance

  • An investment of D1,000,000 (reimbursable from profits)

    - A royal charter for ship supplies

    - Royal contracts

  • Diplomatic papers to assist in potential negotiations


Estimated revenue

10

Proposed Route

9

8

Current

Route

7

(In millions of ducats)

6

5

4

3

2

1

0

1493

1495

1497

1499

Estimated Revenue


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