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.
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.
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.
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.
Luisana M. Suarez and Rafael Osorio are the owners and operators of Oakville Balloons based in Oakville, Ontario. Founded in the middle of a worldwide pandemic, Luisana and Rafael started their online store with the help of the ShopHERE program.
Kalon Ceramics is an innovative female-owned Canadian business specializing in handmade and unique pottery pieces. The Toronto-based ceramics business has been able to reach their customers online with the help of ShopHERE.
Owner of Miiken Handcrafted, Erin Del Col creates handmade beaded jewellery in Windsor, Ontario. With the help of ShopHERE, Erin was able to transform her love for beading into her livelihood by successfully launching her online store.
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.
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.