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 Fast Food Lane

You can live without a new car and you can live without new clothes, but nobody gives up eating. So you might think the food business is the safest and most predictable of all. Demand is constant. Or is it? Reality check in aisle nine! Whether it’s low-carb, low sodium, cholesterol-free or zero trans fat, food fads keep companies constantly ...
  • 2004
  • 00:09:02
  • 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

Venture New Suits: Harry Rosen

Harry Rosen is a clothier with 22 stores, over $100 million in sales and a problem. His clients are getting older, he needs younger ones. Adam Little spent the summer following the hip ad agency, Roche Macauley and Partners, as they worked on Harry's image make-over.
  • 1996
  • 00:13:23
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Venture How Bad Is Your Boss?

“Demanding,” “insensitive,” “relentless” and “out of touch.” If these words are synonymous with “boss” for you, this program may open your eyes to the various skills of management. A quick quiz provides insight into leadership styles to help determine if a boss is doing their job or if they are truly lacking good managerial skills. The lively, fast-paced video uses ...
  • 2006
  • 00:21:19
  • 13-14
  • 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

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 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

Venture Service, Ha!

Poor service is one of the economy's new challenges. The recession prompted many businesses to cut back on service support, but what was the real effect on the bottom line? It turned out that poor service cost the supplier more than the customer. It is estimated that only four per cent of dissatisfied customers will speak up to complain. The ...
  • 1995
  • 00:07:17
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Venture Internet Geeks

When Matt Harrop was in high school, he didn’t like the way internet companies were doing business. So, he dropped out of high school, borrowed $7,500 and started his own company. His gamble paid off and within 12 short months, his company was a cyberspace success story.
  • 1996
  • 00:09:32
  • 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