Success Stories

Amidst a growing call for digital transformation accelerated by the COVID-19 crisis, the ShopHERE program has supported businesses and artists across Ontario with their very own online stores. Find some of our graduate success stories below and see how we help participants succeed online. Learn more about the program here.

Furry Friends Rejoice! Healthy Dog Treats Available Across Canada

Dumpling’s Treats was created when Susan and her family struggled to find safe and healthy snacks for their dog Dumpling. With help from the ShopHERE Program, Dumpling’s Treats launched their online store and is widely available across Canada!

by Gloria Gao June 24, 2021
Spice Up Your Summer: The Ultimate Culinary Experience in a Jar

James Campbell has always wanted to create his own unique hot sauce, one that will rival all others on the market. That is why he crafted the perfect hot pepper jelly recipe and created his brand, SweetHellOnEarth in Oshawa, Ontario.

by Gloria Gao June 22, 2021
Hamilton-Based Entrepreneur Creates Home And Lifestyle Brand

Feature Text: Frustrated by the difficulties of sourcing stylish and high quality products, Krysten Brunski founded Local Accent, a home and lifestyle brand based in Hamilton, ON. Krysten was able to create and manage her online store with ease.

by Gloria Gao June 21, 2021
Entrepreneur Utilizes Her Platform To Advocate For Young Women

VeroDee Flair specializes in high-quality, handcrafted items manufactured in Canada. Owner Deann is excited to donate a portion of her sales to Plan International, and is using her new online store to share her message country-wide.

by Brigette Aguilar June 14, 2021
Women-Owned Business Supporting Women-Owned Creators

Not only does owner April have a passion for fashion, as a woman and mother herself has always tried to support other women. She wanted to support them as much as she could and decided to combine that with her passion of clothing to start a business.

by Lauren Payne June 11, 2021
Wingham, ON Boutique Now Offers Boho-Chic Fashion Online

Inspired by her love for all things Bohemian, Juliet Wallace created Boho Tide, a fashion boutique offering unique apparel, accessories, and décor. Juliet has launched her new Square online store to reach customers across Canada!

by Gloria Gao June 11, 2021
Toronto Shop Promotes Healthy Living With A New eCommerce Store

“I had no idea that my helpers in the ShopHERE Program would make it so easy for me to understand how to update and operate my Shopify eCommerce store” says Frances Yi, owner of Ginkgo Health Shop.

by Jenny Mai June 09, 2021
Fourth Generation Grain Mill Launches A Successful Online Store

Ottawa Valley Grain Products (OVGP) has taken over 90 years to perfect their flour milling technology, and hold their flour products to the highest standard. With a new online store, OVGP is ready to reach bakers all across Canada.

by Gloria Gao June 09, 2021
Flower Shop Flourishes With Help From The ShopHERE Program

Passiflora launched their new online store just in time for Mothers Day, selling out completely. Adding another dimension to their store allowed for more business and exposure online.

by Ekua Sekyere June 08, 2021

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