SOURCE: Sales Spider

May 07, 2008 07:13 ET

Sales Spider Provides Social Network Capabilities to Leading Canadian Office Solution Company, Grand & Toy

TORONTO--(Marketwire - May 7, 2008) - Sales Spider, the leading small business social network, announced today that Canadian office solutions company Grand & Toy will leverage the Sales Spider platform to build its own social network for small and medium sized businesses (SMBs). Members will gain access to the many features that Sales Spider offers with additional information built specifically for SMBs.

"Sales Spider truly understands the needs of small businesses and realizes they often do not have access to the same resources that their larger counterparts do," said Russell Rothstein, CEO of Sales Spider. "Our new visual user interface allows SMBs to easily access sales leads and classified ads through a unique model that combines social networking with powerful business tools."

Sales Spider is the largest social network for SMBs and a 'one stop shop' for friend-finding, business development, networking and partnering, posting and searching b2b classified ads, and accessing sales leads and government business opportunities. Rapidly growing over 100 percent per quarter, Sales Spider expects to dominate its market in 2008 as the only social network focused on delivering business benefits.

"Partnering with a leader like Sales Spider will enable us to offer our customers a turnkey platform where they can network and create business partnerships," said Valerie Jones, General Manager, e-Commerce and Third Party at Grand & Toy. "We will also engage SMBs in conversation to learn what's keeping them up at night and what products and services they like and dislike. All of this will help Grand & Toy become a true customer advocate for small business owners."

"From its inception, Sales Spider has appealed to SMBs and our membership continues to grow every month because we address a real industry need that has not yet been met. Our association with Grand & Toy is yet another step toward reaching out to small business owners and bringing them easy to access networking solutions," said Rothstein.

If you would like to learn more about Sales Spider, please contact Julie Tangen at 831.454.8523 or

About Sales Spider

Sales Spider doesn't just make users friends -- it makes them money. Sales Spider is a business social network that networks thousands of business professionals, offering access to billions of dollars worth of qualified sales leads, targeted classified ads and virtual tradeshows for free. The site attracts millions of unique visitors each month and is growing by more than 1,000 users per day. For more information, please visit

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 imaging, to a host of essential professional 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

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