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.

Candle-Maker From Waterloo Sells Out In 24 Hours

Simple Roots Candle Co. recently launched their new Square online store. They had 8 orders within the first ten minutes of her website being live, and 24 hours later she completely sold out! Owner Cass is excited for to launch her small business.

by Brigette Aguilar May 04, 2021
Artist Finds Her Roots In A New Country Through Her Online Store

Sony Johny, creator and artist behind Sony’s Studio, shares her skills as both an illustrator and calligrapher with people around the world using her new Shopify store.

by Julia Over May 03, 2021
Biologist Leaves Behind Science Career For Her Artistic Passion

From a young age Robin had been interested in jewelry, and began creating her own at age 15. After spending 18 years in the U.K., she moved back to Toronto and embarked on a professional artistic path inspired by her three primary interests...

by Ekua Sekyere April 30, 2021
Ottawa Craftsman Excited To Change The Look Of Sound

Jeff Jenkins, the craftsman behind Beck + Adele has always been passionate about music and audio. He now has an online store where he can share his woodworking and speakers with his customers both in Ottawa and beyond.

by Brigette Aguilar April 29, 2021
Toronto Jeweller Sells Out In One Weekend With New Online Store

Founder of Toronto brand May Vera repurposes designer buttons, charms, and pulls into minimalist everyday jewelry. With a new online store she was able to reach a wider audience than ever before, and sells out in just one weekend.

by Justine Riley April 23, 2021
Local Welder Brings Structural Art Into Your Home

Weld Done+ melds art and structural welding to bring you one of a kind designs. Creator Cyreks, is excited to introduce you to their new Square online store where you can find unique, handmade pieces for every occasions.

by Julia Over April 08, 2021
Innovative Fine Tea Brand Transcends Beyond Taste

Olfate provides luxurious teas by combining the art-making of perfumery to create innovative fine tea blends, and is the first of its kind. The recently launched a brand new online store, and owner Chaina is excited to share her passion!

by Ekua Sekyere March 26, 2021
A New Accessory Aimed To Change The Dating Game

This small business owner is on a mission to revolutionize the dating world, and no were not talking about another new app. Soltera Ring is an accessory that identifies a person as single. This brand new product can be found on the new online store!

by Elyse Douse March 26, 2021
A Wellness Line Encouraging You To Treat Yourself

For Myself Body Care & Wellness is a business that handcrafts natural bath soaps, body lotions, and facial care products. Owner Aneesa is excited to continue growing her online business, and now has a new online store!

by William Moo March 24, 2021

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