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.

Ottawa Tennis and Lawn Bowling Club: Playful Apparel Online

Ottawa Tennis and Lawn Bowling Club (OTLBC) is known as one of the hidden gems in Ottawa, Ontario. OTLBC launched the online store in 2021 with the help of ShopHERE, taking inspiration from the club and applying it to their online apparel store.

by Digital Main Street March 02, 2022
Find Sustainable Clothing, Decor, and Home Accessories With LAAT Living

Susan Bishop is the owner of Pneumacity Inc based out of Thunder Bay. Pneumacity Inc is the parent to LAAT Living, an eCommerce website started with the help of ShopHERE, which sells sustainable clothing, decor, and home accessories.

by Digital Main Street January 26, 2022
Laila Goddess Clothing Transforms Frumpy Midlife Blues into Gorgeous Comfort

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.

by Digital Main Street January 10, 2022
Hairstylist Expands Online Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

Emma Rose Bennett’s salon was closed for four months due to COVID-19. Creating hair accessories was her creative outlet and she decided to open her Toronto-based online store, Rose & Rain Accessories, with the assistance of the ShopHERE program.

by Digital Main Street October 05, 2021
Woman Owned And Mama Made!

Two Sparrows Diaper Co. was founded by Tara Tourloukis when she began searching for the best cloth diaper for her children. Noticing a gap in the market Tara took the opportunity to launch her very own one of a kind cloth diaper business.

by Michelle Foster August 30, 2021
Entrepreneur Utilizes Her Platform To Advocate For Young Women

VeroDee Flair specializes in high-quality, handcrafted items manufactured in Canada. Owner Deann is excited to donate a portion of her sales to Plan International, and is using her new online store to share her message country-wide.

by Brigette Aguilar June 14, 2021
Women-Owned Business Supporting Women-Owned Creators

Not only does owner April have a passion for fashion, as a woman and mother herself has always tried to support other women. She wanted to support them as much as she could and decided to combine that with her passion of clothing to start a business.

by Lauren Payne June 11, 2021
Wingham, ON Boutique Now Offers Boho-Chic Fashion Online

Inspired by her love for all things Bohemian, Juliet Wallace created Boho Tide, a fashion boutique offering unique apparel, accessories, and décor. Juliet has launched her new Square online store to reach customers across Canada!

by Gloria Gao June 11, 2021
Pivoting Businesses Turned Passion Into Profit

Rink Threads is a Windsor-based hockey apparel store for fans all around the world, with a new online store ready to feature all of their top products for fans of any size. Owner Heather is excited to reach a wider audience of fellow hockey lovers!

by Valentina Navas November 26, 2020

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