Web­site ex­pected to help busi­nesses

Cape Breton Post - - CLASSIFIEDS / PROVINCE -

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.

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