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 Raging Renos: The Home Improvement Trend

This episode nails down the fast-moving trend of home improvement and introduces millionaires and mavericks in this wildly successful niche. Since 1999, when interest rates dropped and real estate prices started to climb, people have been improving as much as they can afford. And many others have seen a business opportunity in helping homeowners upgrade. Fortune Hunters profiles three Canadian ...
  • 2008
  • 00:20:44
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Fortune Hunters Perfect Health: Hot Trend, Tough Market

There are so many ways to sell health. Private clinics, fitness classes, vitamins, supplements, special foods and drinks and clothing — even health trips! Everybody wants to live long, active lives and they’ll spend good money to increase their chance to do that! In Vancouver, entrepreneur Michael Bentley is selling SierraSil, a mineral supplement promising improved mobility. In Dartmouth, Marc ...
  • 2008
  • 00:21:54
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Fortune Hunters Easy Meals: The Ready-To-Eat Trend

With Canadians working longer hours than ever, many people are just too busy to cook but still want a home-cooked meal. Combine that with an increased focus on health and nutrition and you've got a hot market full of new companies offering options in the "ready-to-eat" category. From Dartmouth, NS, Greg and Paulette Dunn are running their meal assembly kitchen, ...
  • 2008
  • 00:21:55
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

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