Local Welder Brings Structural Art Into Your Home
Cyreks, founder of Weld Done+, took their first steps towards developing their passion for melting metal when they went to welding school. After working various jobs, they applied for the Self Employment Benefit program to kick start their business, Weld Done+.
With years of experience in creating metal art, structural welding, and fabrication they discovered how much they enjoyed making one-of-a-kind items for each customer. Cyreks now focuses on building relationships with their clients by having multiple meetings ahead of preparing the piece, to ensure that their one of a kind piece of art is perfect for them.
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit Midland, it greatly impacted Weld Done+. As Cyreks completed their work from home, it became difficult to have clients come over to view their custom pieces. Cyreks knew they needed to overcome their biggest barrier so far, getting their store online. They came across an online advert for free online store setup by ShopHERE Powered by Google, and knew they had finally found their answer.
The process was a big learning experience for Cyreks. They quickly learned how to maintain a website and fully customize it with the help of their e-commerce coordinator. This allowed Cyreks to create an online store that they love.
“Jordan was amazing at answering my questions, figuring some tricky things out and his communication was on point.”
Through Square, Cyreks was able to get all of their products and services online affordably. Cyreks says that they recommend the ShopHERE Program to all small business owners:
“I have actually told many of my friends about ShopHERE and I know of at least one that has been accepted into the program. I think everyone should be using this if they aren't already online.”
You can browse and purchase Cyreks metal work here. If you know of, or are a small business owner and would like to learn more about how to get your free e-Commerce online store setup you can click here.
Digital Main Street was created by the Toronto Association of Business Improvement Areas (TABIA) with direct support from the City of Toronto. DMS is also supported by a group of strategic business partners, including Google, Mastercard, Shopify, Microsoft, Facebook, Intuit QuickBooks, Square, Yellow Pages and Lightspeed.
A $42.5-million investment from FedDev Ontario brought together the Toronto Association of Business Improvement Areas, Communitech, Invest Ottawa and the Ontario Business Improvement Area Association to expand the Digital Main Street Platform in order to support more businesses going digital as a response to the impacts of COVID-19 in Southern Ontario.