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 Canadian Business in Uganda

Most of Canada’s number crunching may happen on Bay Street, but a world and an ocean away, a troubled local economy in Uganda is benefiting from sorting through Canadians’ tax receipts. This program travels to Africa where a group of Ugandans and a Toronto accounting firm have formed a strategic partnership, hoping for a modern miracle.
  • 2002
  • 00:11:37
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Venture Corporate Whistleblowers: Honesty Has Its Price

In 2002, Time Magazine named three women as Persons of the Year because they decided to blow the whistle on their employers. Two of these whistleblowers were accountants, one from Enron and the other from WorldCom. Each decided to draw public attention to the bad behaviour of their bosses at their own personal peril. This program looks at the risks ...
  • 2002
  • 00:13:57
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Venture E-Mail Alert

They're gone but not forgotten. Corporate e-mails are becoming a primary tool in high-profile court cases, as lawyers dig through hard drives in search of evidence. Now business people are discovering, much to their alarm, that a single damning e-mail can expose their companies to big financial risks.
  • 2002
  • 00:09:17
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Venture Mad Science and Update

When they were teenagers Ariel Shlein and his brother started their own small business called Mad Science, performing science shows for children at schools, libraries or birthday parties. After franchising the business, it grew so quickly Shlein has little time for anything but Mad Science. He is hoping to add 40 franchisees to a growing business empire that already includes 73 ...
  • 2002
  • 00:10:55
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/22/2015

Venture Montreal Sandwich

Frederick Haneuse is a young, energetic Montrealer who has a taste for the finer things in life. When he discovered a business concept in Paris for a popular luxury sandwich restaurant, he thought the enterprise would translate well in the Canadian marketplace. He decided to take the leap and follow his dream — a high-priced business dream. Watch as Haneuse ...
  • 2002
  • 00:15:08
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Venture Powering the Future: Hydrogen, the New Oil

Two related documentaries form this full-edition feature on attempts to make hydrogen a viable alternative to oil. In The Iceland Experiment we explore that country's determination to break its reliance on foreign oil. Government officials and consumers comment on the switch from fossil fuels to hydrogen. Next, in Hydrogen Fuel Cell Cars we look at the long difficult road to ...
  • 2002
  • 00:23:34
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Venture Work/Life Balance

This feature comprises five stories examining the crisis of Canadian workers as they try to balance home life with work demands. First is a segment about current research that bears out the evidence: people are stressed out and it’s costing business a fortune. Three parts of this anthology detail the life of one workaholic who changed her life with the ...
  • 2002
  • 00:23:14
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Venture Workplace Stress: The Balancing Act

This program examines how difficult it is to balance work and life in today's workplace. Most people feel their lives are out of control and absenteeism, employee turnover, and rising drug plan costs that are substantially on the rise would bear this out. For 20 years corporations have tried to deal with stress in the workplace through fitness programs and ...
  • 2002
  • 00:10:32
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013