Venture

When Venture first launched in 1985, one stated goal was to be a TV version of the Wall Street Journal's front page: lively, lucid and wide-ranging. It's about business, but it's not just for businessmen and businesswomen. Venture covered all the aspects of the economy in Canada and beyond: prices, profits, personnel, innovation and ideas as they affect any business. From farms to fishing boats, boardrooms to barbershops, Venture was about the business of making a living.

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Episodes

Venture Earth Buddy

They are young, they are brash and they have made a pile of money: a small group of friends who took an idea and sold it really well. In 1993, Anton Rabie and a couple of friends from business school began manufacturing the Earth Buddy – a sawdust and grass-seed filled novelty that competed with products like Chia Pet. But ...
  • 1994
  • 00:16:38
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Venture The Wal-Martization of Canada / Vietnam Economic Boom

The Wal-Martization of Canada: Run with slogan-driven military precision, Wal-Mart is the world's most successful retailer. The company, however, has found their move into the Canadian market to be more difficult than expected. Wal-Mart's primary task is to build trust. This is difficult when you are an ultra-secretive American company with a troubling reputation. Venture addresses specific concerns and takes a rare look ...
  • 1994
  • 00:21:19
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013