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Video: A montage shows a sign outside a store that reads "Quinns Blooms & Greenery", a tray of freshly-baked cookies being added to a display case, the front of a shoe store, an iced latte being made, a woman walking down a sidewalk lined with shops, a close-up of a credit card transaction being punched in, the inside of a bar where a band is performing on stage, a woodworker taking measurements, and a woman sitting at a computer, with the Canada Business website on her monitor.
Host (voiceover): Starting a business is an exciting and challenging experience. The success of any business is the result of careful planning. But where do you start?
Video: Title screen reveals the Canada Business Ontario identifier, which reads: Canada Business Ontario - Your Business Information Connection. The title of the video (Starting a New Business) appears underneath.
Host (voiceover): Canada Business Ontario is your business information connection.
Video: The screen then cuts to a close-up of a cursor selecting "Ontario" from a drop-down menu on the Canada Business website, followed by shots of an entrepreneur on the phone with a Business Information Officer, and a young woman at a presentation holding a folder containing Canada Business Ontario literature.
Host (voiceover): It's part of the national Canada Business Network, a one-stop source for information on government services for business - from start-up, financing, growth to regulatory compliance, and more.
Video: The host, in the Canada Business Ontario office, walks up to the camera while addressing the audience.
Host: If you're thinking about starting a business in Ontario, CBO offers you information about government programs, services and regulations. It has valuable insights that can help you build your business.
Video: Cuts to a montage that shows a work meeting, followed by a shot of a Business Information Officer assisting a client, which cuts to a shot of the client, a young man on a cell phone. It then proceeds to show a man on a laptop, and a CBO presentation from the perspective of the audience.
Host (voiceover): Canada Business Ontario information officers can help you research the best way to structure and plan your business. They can provide information on programs, services, and regulations and even refer you to local community partners.
Video: The montage continues with a wide shot of a coffee shop from behind the counter. The image blurs and the following bullet points appear on screen as the host mentions them:
Host (voiceover): You can easily access information vital to your business, such as:
Video: As the bullet points are cleared from the screen, the blurred image of the coffee shop is split in the middle vertically, then horizontally, to create four equal sections. The image of the coffee shop is then replaced with four montages of entrepreneurs at work, one for each section.
Host (voiceover): Canada Business Ontario also has a wide range of helpful start up guides for a variety of different businesses. You can find information like how to open a restaurant, how to start a construction or consulting company, as well as guides on business start-up, taxation and exporting.
Video: The two sections on the right are replaced with a half-screen shot of the host in the CBO office. As he walks forward, addressing the audience, the shot of the host expands to cover the left half of the screen as well.
Host: Whatever the nature of your business, Canada Business Ontario can help by providing all sorts of information, from samples of completed business plans to research on your potential competition and customers.
Video: Cuts to a montage that shows a woman working in a library, a man and a woman working in an office, and a close-up of population statistics for Mississauga and Ontario on the Statistics Canada website.
Host (voiceover): Through CBO, you also have access to financing information and specialized market research services, including Canadian Demographic Data and Consumer Spending Information.
Video: Close-up of the Canada Business website, as a cursor selects a link to the Business Guides section of the Canada Business Ontario website. On that page, the cursor moves to the left-hand menu, and descends through the list of languages in which the multilingual documents are available.
Host (voiceover): The best part? This information is available to you at no cost. It's easy to access, and popular topics are available in over ten languages.
Video: Close-up of the host as he addresses the audience. The website URL and the phone number appear at the bottom of the screen when he mentions them.
Host: Visit canadabusiness.ca, or call the Business Information Line at one triple eight, 745-8888 and talk to a Business Information Officer.
Video: Wider shot of the host, standing in front of two CBO banners.
Host: Information on starting a new business: just one of the many services from Canada Business Ontario to help your business succeed.
Video: The Canada Business Ontario identifier (Canada Business Ontario, Your Business Information Connection) appears onscreen, along with the website address (CanadaBusiness.ca), the Business Info Line number (1.888.745.8888), and the TTY number (1.800.268.7095). The Ontario logo, Industry Canada identifier and Canada Wordmark are also shown at the bottom of the screen.
Logo: Canada Wordmark