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 Remote Control: Advertising in Crisis

Don't touch that dial! We beg you! And apparently we should be begging, ever since Microsoft's Bill Gates revealed that broadcast television and television advertising are becoming irrelevant. Gates claims that technology is making today's concepts of channels and broadcast schedules pass. This program explores the relationship between technology and advertising and, if Gates' prediction proves correct, how companies might ...
  • 2004
  • 00:08:32
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Venture Town Doctor: Doug Hall Fixes Tofino

Tofino, on beautiful Vancouver Island, is famous for its surf and long, long stretches of sand. Doug Hall is a top-dollar American consultant. Fortune 500 companies hire him to kick-start their businesses, boost sales, and invent new products. What happens when Venture plucks this celebrated business brain out of the canyons of corporate America and beaches him on the western ...
  • 2005
  • 00:22:24
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Venture Firing Your Customer

Sometimes companies have customers who cost more to support than the profit they generate. It may be because they make only small purchases, buy only on sale, miss appointments, take up a lot of time on nuisance calls or open accounts but don’t buy anything. New technology makes it possible to develop customer profiles that highlight such cases. This program ...
  • 1998
  • 00:08:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Venture Discount Days

'Tis the season to be shopping, but guess where you'll find most Canadians? Thanks to high taxes and shrinking incomes, Canadians are stuck in the discount aisles. Venture explores the various economic factors that effect the spending habits of Canadians and also why upscale retail is such a bust in Canada.
  • 2000
  • 00:07:32
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Venture Going Global

Canadian companies who want to go global often don't know where to turn. Enter Interspan Canada. It's just one of hundreds of trading houses that have sprung up in the past 10 years, specializing in finding international customers for small and medium-sized Canadian manufacturers. At Interspan, you can hear dozens of languages spoken and see deals happening around the world. ...
  • 1999
  • 00:08:47
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Venture Revenge of the Middle Manager

Companies are always surprised when layoffs made in the pursuit of profits lead to losses through fraud. It's the dark side of downsizing – the stealing that starts after cuts go too deep. After the flurry of downsizing in the '90s, employee fraud is up and productivity is down. A look at why eliminating all those middle managers may not ...
  • 1999
  • 00:06:51
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013