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.

Make Your Everyday Coffee Mug One-Of-A-Kind

Kelly Davison is the owner and artist behind KD Designs Tumblers and More located in Verona, Ontario. To bring her business online, she signed up for the ShopHERE program and couldn’t be happier to have her own website.

by Alexis Kelly May 11, 2022
Enhancing Living Spaces With Happy, Healthy Plants

As a passionate gardener and urban plantlife admirer with extensive experience in luxury fashion, Ashleigh Paluka founded Helloplants in 2021. Through her venture, she aims to share her love for plants and the joy they can bring to people’s lives.

by Andres Massot May 09, 2022
Nexgen Creates Online Store To Make Customer Experience Easier

Nexgen Signs and Printing carries forward family history in the signage and print materials industry. When bringing the business to Shopify, Nexgen owner Angel Potter signed up for the ShopHERE program to bring her vision to life.

by Alexis Kelly May 04, 2022
Bringing Vietnamese Coffee and Cuisine to Canada and the Online Market

The OATS Kafé is a coffee shop in Toronto offering artisan beverages, ethically sourced coffee, and authentic Vietnamese food. Through the ShopHERE Program, Jolie Tran was able to expand her reach with online ordering and retail sales.

by Andres Massot April 14, 2022
Gingerberry Quilts Shares Eco-Quilting Online: Sew Sustainable!

Gingerberry Quilts is a small online quilting shop focused on sustainability. Jody Groenendyk set up her business to share her creativity and passion for quilting with others. To bring the business online, Jody signed up for the ShopHERE program.

by Alexis Kelly April 13, 2022
The Saddle Shack Brings Custom Leather Items Online

The Saddle Shack is a custom leather shop based in Mount Forest, Ontario, with each leather piece handcrafted on-site. Wanting to take their shop online, Sharri Crowley and Steve Close applied for the ShopHERE program.

by Alexis Kelly April 11, 2022
SKINCARE SNOB CO: Empowered Women Empower Women

Sherisse is the owner of Brampton-based skincare company SKINCARE SNOB CO, a female-founded beauty brand offering high-quality beauty tools and skincare devices for women of all ages that are easy to incorporate into an existing beauty regimen.

by Alexis Kelly April 06, 2022
Paying Homage to Loved Ones

Sarah Abousenna, Windsor-Based owner of Fifi’s Handmade creates unique and beautifully designed products like aprons and tote bags. She pays homage to her mother who taught her all the skills that she uses today!

by Ayesha Siddiqui April 04, 2022
Solving Their Frustrations by Starting Their Own Business

Kitchener-based Ann is the owner of Ilaman Skin. She started her own skincare business that focuses on making natural, environmentally friendly and gentle skincare products that are easy to use in skincare routines.

by Ayesha Siddiqui March 30, 2022

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