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.

Reaching a Larger Customer-Base by Moulding an Online Business

The ShopHERE program provided Dunlop the support she needed to implement eCommerce for Teresa Dunlop Ceramics after the COVID-19 pandemic caused many businesses such as hers to temporarily halt the operations of their brick-and-mortars.

by Michelle Chen August 10, 2022
Turning a Pain Point into a Successful Business

Lima’s African Store may be a small specialty grocery store, but there’s nothing small about its vision and impact on the local community! With the help of the ShopHERE program, she was easily able to start selling her in-store inventory online.

by Angie Petrella August 08, 2022
How the Therapeutic Powers of Pottery Shaped a Business

The founder of Bumpy Road Studios, Marie Joseé Lévesque, shares the calming potential of clay. With the help of ShopHERE, Lévesque expanded her passion from Pembroke, Ontario to the digital world!

by Aidan Astridge August 03, 2022
Elevating Spaces One Art Piece at a Time

Located in Oshawa, Ontario Pink Brushes offers original pieces of art hand painted by owner Tracy Davidson. Along with offering paintings, Pink Brushes also offers quality prints and custom-designed wall murals.  

by Shanna Alliman July 27, 2022
A Life Changing Health Journey Gone Digital

Tatiana Jankowski is the owner of Heartsease Nutrition, a wellness snack company established in Toronto, Ontario. With the help of the ShopHERE powered by Google program Tatiana’s business was able to undergo a digital transformation.

by Shanna Alliman July 25, 2022
Going Digital To Give The Gift Of One Less Chore

Nicarno Francis is the owner of Avondale Cleaners and Alterations, a dry-cleaning business, that went digital to best serve their customers and give the gift of one less chore to do.

by Amisha Soni July 20, 2022
Turning a Personal Challenge into a Nourishing Business

Jenessa Palmer Simms is the founder of Gin Glow Enterprise, a business devoted to providing quality and nourishing products that are handcrafted for the customer.

by Amisha Soni July 18, 2022
How Tangles Untangled Their Setbacks: A Story of Online Growth

Tangles Hair Salon & Spa is a community-based hair salon located in Holland Landing, Ontario. Sharon Bates, the owner of Tangles opened the salon when she was 19 and the salon continues to thrive in the community 19 years later!

by Hannah Elhamahmy July 13, 2022
The Passion Of Gardening Turned Into The Growth Of A Business

The Garden Shed started by owner Heather Smith is a small business based in Guelph, Ontario. Heather’s passion for helping her friends and family with their gardens turned into her creating her own business doing exactly that.

by Shanna Alliman July 11, 2022

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