Birth of a Boom

Lives & Legacies of Saskatchewan Entrepreneurs

Birth of a BoomA colourful coffee-table book that could perhaps best be described as an inspirational roadmap of invaluable lessons for anyone considering becoming that most independent of business creatures: the entrepreneur.

In words and stunning colour and historical black and white photographs, this book is a fresh, diverse, behind the scenes look at how Saskatchewan entrepreneurs have succeeded. It is also a proud and inspiring historical account of generations of forebears, mostly immigrants, who came to Saskatchewan and worked hard to create a better life for their families and communities.

The book includes a foreword by well-known entrepreneur and CBC TV’s Dragon’s Den panelist W. Brett Wilson; an introduction; and, 13 compelling and surprisingly personal stories of individuals and families who created and sustained some of Saskatchewan’s most successful companies.

With a chapter-by-chapter reference section and index, the book serves equally as a general interest non-fiction book and a supplemental textbook for business and entrepreneurial students and programs.

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About the Author: Suzanne Paschall

Suzanne PaschallSuzanne is an author, musician, and the CEO of Indie Ink. She once organized to get a float in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in NYC for the cartoon character “Cathy”.


“Peek between the covers of Birth of a Boom and you will get a refreshing take on the diverse and distinctive entrepreneurs who have built Saskatchewan into the newest economic powerhouse in the West.”

Paul Marck, Alberta Venture

“If you’ve ever dreamed of starting your own business then this is the book for you. In every enjoyable chapter stories come alive of ordinary people who managed extraordinary success in business, leaving an inspirational legacy for others to follow in the process – a perfect gift for any resident or visitor to the prairies.”

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format: trade paper
length: 172 pages
published: 2011
dimensions:24 x 24 cm
isbn 9780986693649