Dawn on the Amazon Year End Report 2008

by Captain Bill

Dawn on the Amazon Year End Report, 2008

Dawn on the Amazon River boat

We have improved our business every year, making 2008 the best so far. We achieved our financial goal by August. When the economic bubble burst, we had some cancellations in October, and business slowed down to a trickle for October and November.

I took my own advice from Economic Advice for Small Business Entrepreneurs,  and kept my full crew on the pay roll. We took advantage of the slow time to put our boats up on dry dock for regular maintenance. The hulls are as good as new. My carpenters sanded and polished both boats until the tropical hardwood gleamed like exotic furniture floating on the river. They put a fresh coat of paint on Dawncita. The mechanics did maintenance on all the motors and pumps.  Marmelita and Katia, embroidered more organizers, sheets, pillow cases, and napkins.

The boats and motors are like new. We all worked hard on planning for our successful future.

My crew took turns taking their annual paid vacations. The crew is rested and happy.

Dawn on the Amazon Tours and Cruises has no debt, and enough capital to maintain our high standards even if the recession lasts years. Our boats and passengers are insured. All of our permits in order.

If other tour and cruise companies are cutting back, I hope you will give Dawn on the Amazon a chance to prove we are ready to help build your Amazon adventure.

As I type this, Dawn on the Amazon I is in Tamshiyacu Tahuayo Reserve with 8 guests, and Dawn on the Amazon III is in Pacaya Samiria National Reserve with 8 guests. We have a day trip with 4 guests today, and a day trip with four guests tomorrow. Dawn III returns from Pacaya Samiria National Reserve on Jan 2nd, and casts off again for Pacaya Samiria National Reserve on January 3rd for 7 days. We were ready, and business is good.

We did what I suggested in Economic Advice for Small Business Entrepreneurs, “Find what you love, and do more of it better.”

Dawn on the Amazon Year End Report, 2008

Bill Grimes, President, Dawn on the Amazon Tours and Cruises

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