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 The Gospel According to Jimmy Pattison

Jimmy Pattison has created the largest private empire in Canada owned by one person, an empire worth $3.4 billion. And at age 68, he's not stopping. Venture follows Pattison on the hunt for even more acquisitions.
  • 1998
  • 00:11:22
  • 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 The Elevator Pitch

You've got a great idea but no one to pitch it to. You suddenly find yourself in an elevator with the top venture capitalists in the world. Can you sell your idea in the time it takes to ride 10 floors? Videojournalist Tracie Tighe was a fly on an elevator wall in the Silicon Valley, at the biggest elevator pitch ...
  • 2000
  • 00:14:33
  • 13-14
  • 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 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

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 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 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 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

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