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 Avery Wines: The Brandman

This case study tracks the struggles of Liz and David Avery as they try to put their wine on the best tables in Vancouver after six years of nurturing their grapes. Their bank manager suggests brand man Bernie Hadley-Beauregard, who tries to re-name, re-brand and retail their wine, all in a very short timeframe. Watch as Bernie the Brandman doggedly ...
  • 2003
  • 00:26:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Venture Canadian Emeralds

Not everything is crystal clear in the world of gems. Follow two entrepreneurs as they attempt to open Canada's first emerald mine near Whitehorse, Yukon. This rollercoaster ride with True North Gems is a gripping tale with millions of dollars at stake and two businessmen who must woo investors and shareholders alike as they try to keep interest afloat in ...
  • 2003
  • 00:11:57
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Venture Canning the Spam

Spam is spiced ham in a can, the luncheon meat famously spoofed by Monty Python. It’s also the steady diet of unsolicited email messages that most internet users are forced to consume daily. Billions of unwanted messages are choking the internet, clogging the electronic arteries that corporations depend on. Whether it’s about weight loss, cheap pharmaceuticals or stock tips, spam ...
  • 2003
  • 00:07:31
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013