SOURCE: Sage Software

October 05, 2007 12:00 ET

Sage Software Donates Simply Accounting Software to Entrepreneurs at Toronto Small Business Forum

300 Copies of Simply Accounting Entrepreneur Available for Start-Ups

TORONTO--(Marketwire - October 5, 2007) - Sage Software announced today a donation of 300 copies of Simply Accounting Entrepreneur to be given away to entrepreneurs during the annual Toronto Small Business Forum. Sage Software is a gold sponsor for the event, which kicks off on Tuesday, October 9th at 8:30 a.m. at the Marriott Hotel in downtown Toronto.

The Toronto Small Business Forum is an annual event that provides businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs with opportunities to learn how to achieve and maintain success, explore financing opportunities, as well as network with small businesses experts and other business owners. The event is coordinated by Centennial College Centre of Entrepreneurship, which provides training and consulting services for entrepreneurs and small businesses, and Enterprise Toronto, an innovative public and private sector alliance created to provide one-stop sourcing of services and programs tailored for Toronto's entrepreneurs and small businesses.

"Sage Software is committed to Canadian small businesses, and our partnership with the Centennial College Centre of Entrepreneurship in support of the Toronto Small Business Forum reinforces that commitment," said Robert King, vice president of strategic marketing, Sage Software. "The Simply Accounting product line is Canada's number one choice by small businesses and accounting professionals, and Simply Entrepreneur provides an excellent first step for small businesses just starting to establish themselves."

The annual event brings together local government, business associations and private-sector professionals in a program offering keynote presentations, educational seminars and break-out sessions focused on assisting businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs. More than 40 exhibitors displaying the latest products and services for entrepreneurs and small business owners, plus the opportunity to meet and network, will be highlights of the day-long event.

Admission to the opening keynote presentation, tradeshow and seminars is free. A special luncheon, "Building a World Class Wine and Culinary Business" with Jane Langdon, is available at a pre-registration cost of $25 ($30 at the door). As luncheon seating is limited, pre-registration is recommended. Five of Toronto's top entrepreneurs will be celebrated as 2007 award winners for outstanding entrepreneurship, in conjunction with a wine and cheese networking event to close the day.

Sage Software will be at booth #1 on the tradeshow floor demonstrating how the Simply Accounting by Sage product line can help entrepreneurs simplify their accounting processes to save time and improve business efficiency. In addition to the 300 copies of Simply Entrepreneur that will be available to select small businesses, Sage Software is also providing 60 day evaluation copies of Simply Entrepreneur to all attendees.

Simply Accounting Entrepreneur is a part of the Simply Accounting by Sage product line, the #1 accounting software choice of accountants and small businesses in Canada. (1) Simply Accounting is also the only available small business accounting software in Canada that is fully bilingual (French and English), and supports multi-currency.

For more details on the Toronto Small Business Forum, and to pre-register for luncheon tickets, visit www.torontobusinessforum.ca or call 416-289-5005.

About Sage Software

Sage Software supports the needs, challenges and dreams of nearly 2.8 million small and mid-sized business customers in North America through easy-to-use, scalable and customizable software and services. Our products support accounting, operations, customer relationship management, human resources, time tracking, merchant services and the specialized needs of the construction, distribution, healthcare, manufacturing, nonprofit and real estate industries. Sage Software is a subsidiary of The Sage Group plc, a leading international supplier of accounting and business management software solutions and related products and services for small and mid-sized businesses. Formed in 1981, Sage was floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1989 and the Group now has 5.4 million customers and employs over 13,000 people worldwide. For more information, please visit the Web site at www.sagesoftware.com/moreinfo or call (866) 308-2378.

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(1) Information based on an online survey of 574 accountants who work with small business clients, conducted in Canada in August 2007.

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