New Business Centres dedicated to small business debut in Vancouver.

    Grand & Toy evolving into a one-of-a-kind small business solutions

    TORONTO, Feb. 24 /CNW/ - Members of Vancouver's thriving small business
community looking for 'big business' experiences, benefits and services now
have two B2B retail outlets that provide specialized end-to-end solutions for
their enterprises.
    Grand & Toy has opened its first new Business Centres in Vancouver - with
a second currently under construction - specifically designed to cater to all
facets of conducting business, from human resources and imaging to social
networking and specialized IT support teams.
    The centres are an industry first, providing entrepreneurs and small
business owners access to Grand & Toy's extensive business experience and the
opportunity to discuss in person their business needs and concerns.
    "The Business Centres are the face of Grand & Toy's longstanding policy
of serving as an advocate and partner to the country's countless businesses,"
said Kevin Edwards, vice president of marketing for Grand & Toy. "This is our
way of making our mark in the small business community and showing small
business owners that Grand & Toy is there to help their businesses grow by
providing solid, reliable, in-person advice and solutions. It's about offering
big-business solutions to the small business market."
    Grand & Toy's Business Centres are unique in that they feature trained,
dedicated business advisors available to assist business owners in a personal
and professional environment. Confidential business offices are available for
immediate, one-on-one consulting services to help develop, grow and manage a
small business.
    Through the new centres, small business owners and managers can access a
wide variety of professional services, including human resources consulting,
web design and hosting, professional imaging services and group insurance
benefits administration. And clients can still benefit from Grand & Toy's
comprehensive business lines, including interiors, technology, office supplies
and facility supplies. Shipping and shredding services are also available.
    "Our Business Centres signal a significant shift for Grand & Toy from an
office supplies company to Canada's leading provider of business-to-business
solutions," said Edwards. "They provide everything Grand & Toy has to offer -
end-to-end business solutions - in a convenient and personal one-stop shop for
small business owners. For those who prefer to put a face to the name of their
sales associate, the Business Centres are the place to go."
    The centres have been designed with the small business owner in mind,
spaciously organized to enable easy access to all the products and services
the centre has to offer.
    Along with these two Business Centres in Vancouver, a third is currently
under construction and is slated to open in May. Additional locations are set
to open in cities across Canada over the next three years, including centres
in Toronto, Ottawa, and Calgary.

    About Grand & Toy

    Founded in 1882, Grand & Toy is the leading single-source office
solutions provider offering strategic office procurement to Canadian
businesses. With its comprehensive product selection, Grand & Toy provides
access to interiors, technology and imaging solutions and everyday office
supplies. Grand & Toy powers the potential of organizations by offering an
extensive technology portal, supported by a highly trained team of Tech
Solutions Advisors, who our customers can access for all their technology
requirements. It also offers essential professional services, such as human
resources management, web design and hosting, and Grand & Toy Empower - a
networking site connecting small businesses with peers, helping them stay
abreast of trends and techniques while growing their business.
    Grand & Toy also has a firm commitment to environmental integrity and
charitable outreach manifested through numerous internal and external
programs. For more information, visit

For further information:

For further information: Matt Duffin, APEX Public Relations, (416)
924-4442, ext. 237,

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