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Success Stories

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

From Childhood Joy to a Collector's Mission: Natasha's Vintage Toy Quest

Natasha started by selling her vintage Beanie Babies on platforms like Etsy but she yearned for greater control over the appearance of her website. This desire led her to ShopHERE powered by Google, through her local business center.

by Mahjabeen March 28, 2024
Take Your Dreams Online: The eCommerce Meditations of Digital Dream Society

Stefan Dzeparoski's start-up, Digital Dream Society, is a Toronto-based wellness education platform. Stefan teamed up with the ShopHERE powered by Google program to give his vision a home and build the skills to tackle his digital future head-on. 

by Dan Franciskovic March 27, 2024
Mohawk Beads Embarks on a Digital Journey

By joining the ShopHERE program and launching their online store, Frist Nation artist Cheynne Staats now owns a bigger stage to pass on this precious tradition through e-commerce.

by Erkin Meng March 22, 2024
Katina K Salon: 23 Years of Glamour experience —Now Sparkling Online!

With 23 years of experience in the beauty industry, Katina K Salon brings joy through beauty. The ShopHERE powered by Google program supported the salon owner, Katina, with a new online store enabling online bookings and improving customer experience

by Jessica Maestre March 22, 2024
Art Without Borders: Marvin Colebrooke's Journey

MDC Art, inspired by Bahamian culture, provides high-quality artwork and designs in Cambridge, Ontario.  Marvin Colebrook, the Bahamian-born and Canadian-based artist, established an online art business with assistance from the ShopHERE program.

by Heather Hackett March 20, 2024
From Idea to Reality: The Deccan Label’s Digital Transformation Journey

Based in Toronto, Ontario, The Deccan Label is a loungewear brand with inclusive sizing, sustainable manufacturing practices and South Asian inspired prints. Aparna turned to the ShopHERE powered by Google program to help take her business online.

by Khloe Tsang March 18, 2024
A Sweet E-commerce Journey: Good Rising Honey’s Digital Transformation

Dave O'Neil, owner of Good Rising Honey in Welland Ontario, joined the ShopHERE powered by Google program to build a website and integrated e-commerce shop. Online he shares the importance of honeybees to the well-being of our environment and health.

by Ronnella Etwaroo March 15, 2024
Surprise! It’s an E-commerce Party: Celebrating PartyMamas Event Decors E-commerce Journey

PartyMamas Event Decors, created by Joanne Bagong-Xhani in Collingwood, Ontario provides balloons designs and decorations for events. Through the ShopHERE program powered by Google, Joanne has a beautiful website and the skills to update it herself.

by Ronnella Etwaroo March 13, 2024
The Web is Your Canvas: Skot MacDougall’s Artistic Journey Into eCommerce

Skot MacDougall is an award-winning Sarnia based contemporary artist that has worked in both commercial and fine art for over 25 years. With the help of the ShopHERE powered by Google program he’s brought his artistic expression to the web.

by Dan Franciskovic March 10, 2024

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