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.
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.
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.
A Toronto based aesthetician was forced to rethink how she did business due to the pandemic labeling her services as “non-essential”. This led to Sophia’s journey to restructure her in person service to an online eCommerce Store.
Studio 22 Aesthetics all started as a vision after the owner Alex Somers was able to step back and reflect on her 16 year long career in the aesthetics industry during the pandemic.
Kamal Abbasi has always wished to have a modern website but the quotes were too high. With the help of the ShopHERE Program, Kamal was able to build a new website for his printing business.
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.
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.
Lise Leblanc is the owner of Lise Leblanc Counselling & Consulting, founded in 2018. Lise faced a long personal mental health journey and is now passionate about helping others with their own healing journeys.