Fortune Hunters Adventure Travel: Marketing Unique Experiences

These days, people are eager to explore the world in new and exciting ways. Flying a jet over Antartica, following ancient Inca trails in Peru, or discovering local culture in small African villages — experiential travel has been on the rise. The industry was flying high until it was hit hard by the recessionary times. In November 2008, tourism in ...
  • 2009
  • 00:19:49
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Doc Zone Africa on the Move: A Dream of Millions (Part 1 of 4)

Now South Africa is the most powerful commercial centre on the continent and attracts eager investors from around the globe. In Soweto, meet a woman who began life sleeping with six siblings on one blanket, selling corn to black commuters. Today, Nancy Nxumalo is one of the most influential businesspeople in this energetic, storied township.
  • 2010
  • 00:42:53
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/20/2013

Doc Zone Africa on the Move: The Modern Warrior (Part 3 of 4)

Nairobi, Kenya's energetic capital, is home to a massive influx of immigrants, exiles and dreamers. This metropolis of skyscrapers and slums is the backdrop for an absorbing tale of two clashing worlds. Perhaps no one understands the fragile intersection between traditional and modern life better than Moses ole Samante. An ambitious young Maasai, he runs a successful safari business from ...
  • 2010
  • 00:43:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/20/2013

Land and Sea Algae, Fuel of the Future

Algae, Fuel of the Future is a half-hour documentary that reveals the global search underway to develop a renewable energy source from algae. The film explores the groundbreaking research being done by the National Research Council in Halifax, Nova Scotia and explains why algae fuel isn't that far-fetched. It could be a commercially viable option since the crude oil we currently ...
  • 2011
  • 00:22:31
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Venture Avery Wines: The Brandman

This case study tracks the struggles of Liz and David Avery as they try to put their wine on the best tables in Vancouver after six years of nurturing their grapes. Their bank manager suggests brand man Bernie Hadley-Beauregard, who tries to re-name, re-brand and retail their wine, all in a very short timeframe. Watch as Bernie the Brandman doggedly ...
  • 2003
  • 00:26:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Venture Big Switcheroo: Boston Pizza

This popular business experiment places a waitress into the CEO’s spot at head office and wraps an apron around the boss to determine whether he can handle the daily pressure in the restaurant. Each of them learn helpful lessons during their hands-on experience in a new world. Melissa better understands the decisions head office has to make, while Michael gains ...
  • 2006
  • 00:43:37
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Fortune Hunters Boomerism: Business Targets Retirees

Boomers are that ubiquitous group of babies born between 1947 and 1966. They're Canada's biggest demographic and they control even bigger bucks! And while some of them are getting ready to retire, they aren't your average blue-haired shuffleboard enthusiasts. They're active, web-savvy and willing to spend! Smart entrepreneurs can cash in on catering to new boomer needs. Former North American ...
  • 2008
  • 00:21:48
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Canada's Brands: Can They Compete?

Canada is losing many of its manufacturing jobs to overseas markets. The rising dollar makes Canadian goods more expensive abroad and some manufacturers say they're being forced to look elsewhere or go out of business. Canada's Brands focuses on four companies that proudly wear the Made in Canada label. What are the challenges they face? What keeps them from leaving? ...
  • 2007
  • 00:18:13
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Venture Canadian Business in Uganda

Most of Canada’s number crunching may happen on Bay Street, but a world and an ocean away, a troubled local economy in Uganda is benefiting from sorting through Canadians’ tax receipts. This program travels to Africa where a group of Ugandans and a Toronto accounting firm have formed a strategic partnership, hoping for a modern miracle.
  • 2002
  • 00:11:37
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Venture Canadian Emeralds

Not everything is crystal clear in the world of gems. Follow two entrepreneurs as they attempt to open Canada's first emerald mine near Whitehorse, Yukon. This rollercoaster ride with True North Gems is a gripping tale with millions of dollars at stake and two businessmen who must woo investors and shareholders alike as they try to keep interest afloat in ...
  • 2003
  • 00:11:57
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013