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 Behind the Glass New

Consumers are so bombarded with advertising that people who run focus groups are being forced to come up with new ways to extract information from consumers. One company chose participants with opposing views on a product and let them duel it out. Another company hired an anthropologist to follow individual consumers for a day. Used properly, focus groups can gain ...
  • 2000
  • 00:07:33
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/08/2017

Venture Canadian Youth Business Foundation

Meet the owners of some of Canada's newest business startups. These young entrepreneurs had great ideas, but little money and no options for family investment or bank loans. Luckily, along came the Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF), the brainchild of a CIBC banker. This privately funded program provides loans and business advice to young entrepreneurs right across the country. They ...
  • 2000
  • 00:07:52
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Venture Discount Days

'Tis the season to be shopping, but guess where you'll find most Canadians? Thanks to high taxes and shrinking incomes, Canadians are stuck in the discount aisles. Venture explores the various economic factors that effect the spending habits of Canadians and also why upscale retail is such a bust in Canada.
  • 2000
  • 00:07:32
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Venture Food Fights

There is a nasty food fight going on in the grocery business. Brand-name products are being pushed off the shelves by grocery chains promoting their own private labels and food manufacturers are caught in the squeeze.
  • 2000
  • 00:08:17
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Venture Gap Adventures: Shaking Up Success

In just 10 years, Gap Adventures, an ecotourism company, has grown from a two person operation to a multi-million business with 70 employees. Until now the owner, Bruce Poon Tip, has operated it like a family business with everyone doing a little bit of everything. But diversification is needed. When Bruce hires the marketing director from Gap's biggest US competitor ...
  • 2000
  • 00:15:48
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Venture Grocery.com

How would you like to gamble with 70 million dollars of investor's money? Bill DiNardo is betting that Canadians will buy their apples, Windex and cookies by computer. This episode explores the new and risky business of online grocery shopping.
  • 2000
  • 00:07:32
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Venture Loyalty in the Workplace

Has downsizing and outsourcing killed employee loyalty? Should young people feel a sense of allegiance to a single employer or should they be free to exercise their right to move on to bigger and better opportunities. The Royal Bank is just one of many large companies which has enlisted the help of consulting companies to learn how to attract and ...
  • 2000
  • 00:08:05
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Venture Organics to You

Andrew Capeau, founder of Organics to You (OTY), wants to transform his thriving business because of fierce competition in the sector. To do so, Capeau wants to implement a sophisticated computer and phone inventory system. The story unfolds as the wonky computer system wreaks havoc on the OTY team, leading one key OTY player to resign.
  • 2000
  • 00:13:48
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Venture Rethinking the Advertising Game

Shot music video style, this fast-paced romp features three young advertising executives who are opening up a new ad agency, Rethink, in Canada. Experience the jitters and joy of their first business meeting, as they sign their first clients, create new advertising campaigns and shake up Canada's ad sector with innovative ideas. The Rethink team brews its own beer, hires ...
  • 2000
  • 00:18:38
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Venture Sugar High: Selling Clodhoppers

Chris Emery and his partner Larry Finson are two Winnipeg entrepreneurs with a sweet plan to corner the candy market in Canada. Using Grandma's secret recipe, they have sunk everything they have into Clodhopper Candies. While the two have been successful in nailing big orders, getting the candy from the factory to store shelves and then into people's mouths is ...
  • 2000
  • 00:18:18
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013