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 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 Scenario Planning

In these unpredictable times, businesses are struggling to be ready for anything. They are exploring alternatives to traditional economic forecasting in an attempt to prepare for whatever might happen next. Since 9-11, more companies are trying out "scenario planning," a system where a lot of time and money goes into imagining what might happen – just in case it does.
  • 2001
  • 00:08:22
  • 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 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 What's in a Dot Com Name?

Just how difficult is it to come up with a catchy "dot com" name? It's not as easy as you may think. What's even harder is to find one that hasn't already been used. Venture looks at the tormenting task of naming a "dot com" that can somehow stand out from the crowd.
  • 2000
  • 00:11:12
  • 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 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 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 Earth Buddy

They are young, they are brash and they have made a pile of money: a small group of friends who took an idea and sold it really well. In 1993, Anton Rabie and a couple of friends from business school began manufacturing the Earth Buddy – a sawdust and grass-seed filled novelty that competed with products like Chia Pet. But ...
  • 1994
  • 00:16:38
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013