Fortune Hunters

This fast-paced business series looks at “trends” — the powerful shifts in human behaviour and in economic activity that define the 21st century — through the lens of moneymaking. Each episode, meet entrepreneurs who are hunting their fortune by creating companies and trying to cash in on popular trends.
Hosted by Dianne Buckner of Dragons’ Den, Fortune Hunters also includes candid conversations with business experts on the latest trends.

Episodes

Fortune Hunters Eco-preneurs: Business Goes Green

Episode 1 of Fortune Hunters, the cutting-edge new business series focused on "trends" — the powerful shifts in human behaviour and in economic activity that define today’s world. Ever since Al Gore sounded the alarm bell, people are refocusing on the crisis of climate change. Smart entrepreneurs know that more and more, consumers are willing to pay to help clear their ...
  • 2008
  • 00:20:38
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Fortune Hunters Online Business Trends

Episode 2 of CBC's exciting new series on business trends looks at the resurgence of online money-making. After the ’90s dot-com bubble burst, the web was a dangerous place to invest. But online business is on the rise again, inspiring thousands of inventive entrepreneurs. But just how easy is it to find a fortune on the web? As people all ...
  • 2008
  • 00:21:53
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Fortune Hunters Runway to Retail: Business Trends in Fashion

There's a huge trend towards instant gratification in our culture, and that trend has hit the world of fashion. We used to wait a year for style to move from concept to consumers, but now the fashion business is moving fast. Thanks to quicker production cycles and cheaper manufacturing, high fashion can go from the catwalk to your closet in ...
  • 2008
  • 00:21:19
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Fortune Hunters Exotic Foods: The Business Behind Global Tastes

Meat and potatoes no more. Nowadays it's samosas, tzatziki, and szechwan! As North America has become more ethnically diverse, so have our palates. And with Canadians traveling the world more than ever, we're coming home hungry for new-found flavours. Call it gastronomic globalization! Big companies are taking aim at the exotic trend: Pringles now offers Thai sweet chili flavour and ...
  • 2008
  • 00:21:24
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Fortune Hunters Mompreneurs: Mothers with Newborn Businesses

Mompreneurs are a feisty new breed of female entrepreneurs who started their own businesses after being inspired by their experiences with motherhood. Find out how starting their own business is giving moms the flexibility they want! Toronto’s Darlene Martin wants to expand bijouxbead, her line of hand crafted designer necklaces, earrings and bracelets. She’s invested thousands into the line, but ...
  • 2008
  • 00:23:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Fortune Hunters Franchise Fantasies

There are over 76,000 franchised locations in Canada and the franchising industry provides over one million jobs in the Canadian economy. But just how easy is it to franchise your own business concept across the country? Ontario’s Glen Kowarsky wants to franchise his successful dog care concept. ‘Dogs at Camp’ is the perfect spot for pet owners who want their ...
  • 2008
  • 00:21:48
  • 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

Fortune Hunters Organic Entrepreneurs: Competing with Corporate Giants

Organic food used to be reserved for hippies and "health nuts." But now major food companies are clamoring to create organic products and the "eat local" phenomenon is growing quickly. But what does "organic" really mean? And what does it take to hunt and find a fortune in this industry? After some serious success with her all-organic baby food line, ...
  • 2008
  • 00:23:19
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

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
Gore and Bush: Policy Versus Personality

Gore and Bush: Policy Versus Personality

Check out the comprehensive, classroom-ready resource guide linked to this News in Review segment, featuring a broad range of lesson plans and activities.
  • 2000
  • 0.12 Mb
  • Added on: 11/15/2000