Website expected to help businesses
Service Nova Scotia Minister Mark Furey says a new website for the restaurant and accommodations sectors that provides onestop shopping for administrative paperwork will soon be rolled out in other industries.
Various government permit and license applications are now all in one place, such as those needed to reserve a business name or to obtain a food establishment permit.
“The bundle basically ignores departmental lines and instead focuses on what business people need,” said Furey at a press conference in downtown Halifax on Tuesday.
Furey said talks are already underway to develop a similar website for convenience store operators. He said eventually, websites will be created for other sectors as well.
Previously, businesses in the restaurant and accommodations sectors were required to navigate several government departments for various information and applications. Furey said the new site streamlines the process for businesses and creates less work for public employees.