Opportunity Knocks for Small Businesses in Canada

    Grand & Toy sponsors SOHO-SME Business Conference & Expo

    TORONTO, June 19 /CNW/ - To demonstrate its unwavering support for
Canadian small businesses, Grand & Toy has signed on as a national sponsor of
the 2007 SOHO-SME Business Conference & Expo in four cities across Canada,
including Calgary, Vancouver, Toronto and Ottawa. This premier event for
entrepreneurs and smaller organizations, which kicks off today in Calgary,
enables these businesses to develop long-term relationships that will help
build and expand their business. It also gives them direct access to leading
small business professionals and guest speakers that they may not otherwise
have access to.
    "Today's entrepreneurs want to drive the success of their business in the
most efficient, cost-effective ways and as a long-standing supporter of these
Canadian businesses, we at Grand & Toy want to do our part to help them," said
Lisa Xavier, Senior Director for Small Business Programs, Grand & Toy. "By
sponsoring a forum that will assist these entrepreneurs in accessing the
information and tools they need, we are doing just that."
    In addition to offering seminars and expert panel discussions, a
multitude of exhibits and displays, networking activities and inspirational
success stories, the SOHO-SME Business Conference & Expo will also offer
keynote presentations. Presenters include Grand & Toy sponsored speakers Rory
Sheehan, best-selling author and four-time winner of the prestigious Readers'
Choice Award for his book Trainer of the Year, as well as Bob Hooey, a
results-based leader, award winning speaker, business success coach and
    Attendees at the conferences are also encouraged to visit the Grand & Toy
booth where they can enter to win a free SOHO SOLO membership, valued at
$149 CDN. This membership allows individuals to access the Savings Centre and
preferred member rates for SOHO events.

    For more information about the conference, visit www.soho.ca. For more
information about Grand & Toy's products and services geared towards small
business, visit www.grandandtoy.com.

    About Grand & Toy:

    Founded in 1882, Grand & Toy has evolved from Canada's leading supplier
of office products to the nation's number one source for complete business
solutions. From office supplies, interiors, technology and business imaging,
to a host of essential services, Grand & Toy is enhancing office performance
by providing the tools and solutions needed to stay competitive in today's
fast-paced marketplace. Offering more than 10,000 products available through
an award-winning web site, detailed catalogue and over 40 retail locations
across Canada, Grand & Toy offers the resources, experience and insight to
help Canadian businesses realize their full potential. For more information
visit www.grandandtoy.com.

For further information:

For further information: or to book an interview with a Grand & Toy
speaker, please contact: Diane Medeiros, Tanya Elliott-Briden, APEX Public
Relations, (416) 924-4442 ext. 234, 238, dmedeiros@apexpr.com,

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