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.

Local Artist From Creemore, ON, Brings Her Pieces Online

Graphic Designer and visual artist Jessica Tamlin recently started an ecommerce store to open up another selling channel for her business to reach a larger audience. She speaks about how important it is now to have a reliable, one stop online shop.

by Ashika VermaAshika Verma November 30, 2020
Entrepreneur Brings African Values To Life

Chakou Collection, a brand dedicated to keeping African traditions alive, is now able to reach more customers with a brand new online store. Chakoutio’s main goal is to build a dynamically impactful brand by celebrating African values and history.

by Menna ShawkyMenna Shawky November 30, 2020
Creating Art For The Senses

With the inevitable cancellation of in person events, artist Prada needed an effective way for The Prada Gallery to have a strong online presence, while still maintaining her brand. She now has this with an new ecommerce website on Shopify!

by Ekua SekyereEkua Sekyere November 30, 2020
Oakville Artists Sell Pieces Across The Border With Online Store

Foley Music and Arts is a multifaceted company, offering piano and music theory lessons to all age groups. Wendy acts as voice talent for descriptive video in addition to being a professional opera singer. She also sells original acrylic paintings!

by Ashika VermaAshika Verma November 26, 2020
The Power Of Art Healing The Mind And Body

Avery Dawn, a mixed media artist, found comfort in creating art. She realized the power of art in healing the mind, body and soul and looked for a way to share that incredible power with others. She now has an online store to share her message!

by Kristina AdelKristina Adel November 26, 2020
Micro-Bakery Transformed Into A Sweet Digital Kitchen

Jennifer Arnold offers it all at her micro-bakery The Sweet Kitchen in Lindsay, ON with her new e-commerce website. Jen recently became a tech-savvy baker with curbside and delivery options on her Shopify online store.

by Kristina AdelKristina Adel November 26, 2020
Pivoting Businesses Turned Passion Into Profit

Rink Threads is a Windsor-based hockey apparel store for fans all around the world, with a new online store ready to feature all of their top products for fans of any size. Owner Heather is excited to reach a wider audience of fellow hockey lovers!

by Valentina NavasValentina Navas November 26, 2020
The Most ADORERable Outfits for Children

The children’s clothing brand Adorer had to change its business model when COVID-19 hit. They're excited to now have an online store to feature their unique hand-embroidered, made in Canada, and locally sourced products!

by Kristina AdelKristina Adel November 25, 2020
The eCommerce World Welcomes A New Queen Bee

The Queens Beeswax works to provide customers with all-natural beeswax candles that are ethically sourced and kind to the earth. They also promote healthy living and are committed to providing non-toxic and eco-friendly products, now found online!

by Sara ReynoldsSara Reynolds November 25, 2020

Ready to get started?

-or-