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.
Danielle Joworski’s business is focused on helping women feel more comfortable shining the spotlight on themselves. To increase their visibility in a way that makes them stand out, be seen, heard and found, all while feeling authentic to themselves.
Marco Civitarese from Calgary, Alberta honours his mother’s legacy through his Italian bakery, Dolci di Delia. With the help of ShopHERE, Marco was able to establish a professional presence online for his Italian cookie business.
Kristen Butryn is a crafter who finds joy in buying craft supplies, and is enthusiastic about adding some sparkle to life. She took advantage of the ShopHERE Program to launch her business Chunky Glitter Company online.
Mekisha created her own products for most of her life because she couldn’t stand buying prescriptions to treat her skin. Mekisha decided it was time for a fresh new look for her business and what better way to do this than with the ShopHERE.
Dino Capuani owns Vaughan-based online retailer Steep Hill Tea Company. With the help of the ShopHERE powered by Google program, Dino was able to bring his premium loose leaf tea and accessories online quickly.
Laila Ghattas is a Toronto-based designer creating clothing for mature women to transform their self-image and nurture confidence in comfort. With the help of ShopHERE, Laila was able to pivot from event-driven sales to increase her eCommerce.
My Delusional Designs was created after owner Stacey Broad began creating handmade items as an outlet to help her deal with the overwhelming feelings that she was experiencing at the time.
Rose Finlay’s goal is to help bridge the gaps between disabled communities and equal access to opportunity through collaborative learning. Her Clarington-based business, Inclusive Solutions, extended its reach online with the help of ShopHERE.
Stephanie Mayers created Mercury Professional Solutions to support businesses with HR processes. Stephanie was unsure whether an online store would be beneficial to her service-based business, but was pleasantly surprised by the ShopHERE program.