Fortune Hunters Thirst for Profits: Selling Alcohol

Watch as entrepreneurs thirsty for success pour their energy into one of the best-performing industries in the country. Alcoholic beverages and the booze industry seem better poised than most sectors of the economy to weather the storm. Booze is an affordable luxury we’re not willing to give up in tough economic times. Follow John Vellinga, and his dream of taking ...
  • 2009
  • 00:19:30
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Current This Land is My Land: Nisga'a First Nation Moves to Privatize Land

As part of The Current's Project Money, Laura Lynch looks at a plan some are excited to begin, and others want to stop before it starts. Fifteen years after signing an historic and financially empowering land deal with the federal and provincial governments, the Nisga'a First Nation is among the first Aboriginal groups to approve ownership of private property.
  • 2013
  • 00:22:51
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/08/2014

Fortune Hunters Top Ten Tips for Entrepreneurs

Throughout the Fortune Hunters series, we've watched as entrepreneurs risked it all to follow their passion and launch their own businesses. We've also heard from wildly successful Canadian business legends who have told us how they got started and made their first million. Now, we're bringing all these lessons and advice together and giving you the top ten tips for ...
  • 2008
  • 00:21:33
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Venture Town Doctor: Doug Hall Fixes Tofino

Tofino, on beautiful Vancouver Island, is famous for its surf and long, long stretches of sand. Doug Hall is a top-dollar American consultant. Fortune 500 companies hire him to kick-start their businesses, boost sales, and invent new products. What happens when Venture plucks this celebrated business brain out of the canyons of corporate America and beaches him on the western ...
  • 2005
  • 00:22:24
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National ViewPoint | The reality of Canadian startups New

Technology futurist Jesse Hirsh says it's time to stop incubating dreams of startups that want to sell to big companies and start rewarding startups that want to stay in Canada.
  • 2017
  • 00:03:05
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/01/2017

CBC News Now Village Cellphone: Empowering Bangladesh

In the early 1990s, Iqbal Quadir, a Bangladesh-born MIT professor and entrepreneur, had the idea that cellphones could be used to help the very poorest people. For Bangladesh, a densely populated country strangled by frequent natural disasters and a serious lack of infrastructure, Iqbal saw communication technology as an essential resource. His vision: to help village entrepreneurs, backed by micro-loans, ...
  • 2008
  • 00:11:13
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Doc Zone Wine Confidential

Wine-makers have discovered that there are huge profits in making quality wine at reasonable prices. The result is an industry worth over 200 billion dollars worldwide. It's nothing short of a revolution and wine lovers around the world are lapping it up. Millions are being spent at auctions, and celebrities have now joined the ranks of top winemakers. We pop the ...
  • 2008
  • 00:44:07
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Venture Wormboy

Attending Princeton is a dream for many aspiring business people, but not Wormboy. Tom Szaky is a 22-year old who gave up an Ivy League education to start his own company, Terracycle. The young entrepreneur turns garbage into gold, with a little help from California red worms. Millions of wiggling worms are fed a mixture of manure, coffee grounds and ...
  • 2004
  • 00:18:32
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 12/06/2013

The National Would You Live Here?

With housing prices in the stratosphere and the typical salary stagnating, Canadians are finding ever more diverse living spaces, particularly in dense urban areas. The National takes a tour of the new housing frontier, going inside the “village in a box” concept of many condo developments, ultra-small apartments, co-housing, shipping-container dwellings and retail-to-residential conversions. Are these viable alternatives to the typical ...
  • 2010
  • 00:24:39
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013