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 Going Global

Canadian companies who want to go global often don't know where to turn. Enter Interspan Canada. It's just one of hundreds of trading houses that have sprung up in the past 10 years, specializing in finding international customers for small and medium-sized Canadian manufacturers. At Interspan, you can hear dozens of languages spoken and see deals happening around the world. ...
  • 1999
  • 00:08:47
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Venture King of the Hill

Venture spends 14 months following the dream of entrepreneur Dean Simon of Port-Au-Port, Newfoundland. Simon wants to set up a ski hill in the western part of the province, but it's a constant uphill battle. He is constantly on the move trying to raise money in a depressed economy. He lives in a trailer on the site and takes food donations ...
  • 1999
  • 00:19:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/26/2015

Venture Revenge of the Middle Manager

Companies are always surprised when layoffs made in the pursuit of profits lead to losses through fraud. It's the dark side of downsizing – the stealing that starts after cuts go too deep. After the flurry of downsizing in the '90s, employee fraud is up and productivity is down. A look at why eliminating all those middle managers may not ...
  • 1999
  • 00:06:51
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Venture Risky Business

Deep in the jungles of South America lie some of the richest oil, gas and mining reserves on the planet. Getting at them can be a deadly business. This report looks at the boom in the business of managing political and economic risk. With an increasing number of Canadian companies pursuing opportunities in volatile countries, managing risk has become a ...
  • 1999
  • 00:09:32
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013