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.

Modern Abode: Bringing You Authentic Mid-Century Treasures

Owned and operated by Jane Pearson, Modern Abode has been collecting and specializing in Mid-Century Modern decorative arts since 1999.

by Michelle Foster December 07, 2022
The Digital Transformation That Helped A WWB Production, Inc. Change Lives Through Music And Art

A WWB Production, Inc. develops and produces original, innovative, and compelling entertainment projects that shine a light on underrepresented and marginalized communities of colour.

by Kafia Abdi December 05, 2022
Bringing Personal Fitness Online

Samantha Jennings is a personal trainer based out of Orleans Ontario who offers in-person and online coaching for strength training and weight management. Samantha looked to the ShopHERE program to enable their business for eCommerce!

by Michelle Foster November 30, 2022
A Gallery Director Turned Pattern Maker Goes Online with Print on Demand

5ive-On Designs has only been in business since 2020, originally creating prints for masks and clothing, but owner Patti recognized that in order to expand her market she needed to create an eCommerce store.

by Somera Muzaffar November 28, 2022
Babygagaa Boutique: Where Clothing, Cause, and Community Unite

Babygagaa Boutique was created with the insight of helping families struggling to buy clothes for their children and was able to start selling more successfully online with the help of the ShopHERE powered by Google program.

by Sofia Sadr November 23, 2022
Expanding Online: Skincare With The Wonders Of A Distant Land

Krayna is one of the largest emerging skincare companies in the world, with over more than twenty countries captivated by the quality of their products, they are now opening up a new frontier in North America thanks to help from the ShopHERE program.

by Elson Dauti November 14, 2022
Rediscovering the Joy of Puzzles and Games with Funny Bones

Funny Bones Games Lounge and Café (Funny Bones), owned by John Lee and Laurie Bradford, is a board games lounge located in South Etobicoke at 3029 Lake Shore Blvd West.

by Hannah Elhamahmy November 09, 2022
Making Bold and Beautiful Digital Moves

Jeannine Clayton is the founder of theBUTco., a Canadian sustainable activewear + gear label empowering girls and women to move.

by Sofia Sadr November 07, 2022
Black Stripe Coffee – Digital Competence, One Brew at a Time

What started out as a way to provide freshly-roasted coffee to friends and family in the local town of Vegreville, Alberta was effectively turned bustling side business for Davin Gegolick.

by Sofia Sadr November 02, 2022

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