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Success Stories

Amidst a growing call for digital transformation accelerated by the COVID-19 crisis, the ShopHERE program supported businesses and artists across Canada with their very own online stores. Find some of our graduate success stories below and see how we help participants succeed online.

From Idea to The Party People: A Digital Transformation Journey with ShopHERE

The Party People, a mobile party planning service in Toronto, Ontario, felt empowered to get online with the support of the ShopHERE powered by Google program.

by Licole Woo December 13, 2023
Building a Not-So-Basic Digital Presence with Basic Cups

Iriz Manaig had been operating her business Basic Cups in Kitchener, Ontario, for years. To improve the Basic Cups e-commerce presence, they reached out to the ShopHERE powered by Google program.

by Joelle Awad December 06, 2023
Rā:Shē:Ō's Legal Innovation Wall-Art Elevates Spaces

Natalie McFarlane owns and operates Rā:Shē:Ō a small business which utilizes art to engage with the law in a unique and imaginative way. Through the ShopHERE powered by Google program, McFarlane successfully brought this vision online.

by Akashjot Basanti November 29, 2023
GloWell Designs Spreads Positivity Through Thoughtful Gifts

Recognizing the importance of reaching customers online and driving sales, Jennifer Christen, the owner of GloWell Designs, turned to the ShopHERE powered by Google Program.

by Shanzey Imran November 22, 2023
The Beginning of an E-Commerce Journey: A Q&A with Diana Barbosa, Owner of Diana B Coaching and Consulting

Diana B Coaching and Consulting in Milton, Ontario empowers women over 40 with body positivity and self-love. Through the ShopHERE powered by Google program, Diana began her e-commerce journey and launched a new website to start selling online.

by Licole Woo November 15, 2023
Celebrating Artistic Fusion: SCENE Studio's Creative Journey

SCENE Studio, by Ottawa-based designer Celine Khairallah, is making waves with its blend of contemporary and Lebanese influences. With the support of the ShopHERE powered by Google Program, Celine has successfully established an online presence.

by Akashjot Basanti November 14, 2023
In Conversation with Marlene Ursabia: Flemingdon Park Holding Inc.’s Leader in Technologically Transformed Transcription

Toronto, Ontario’s Marlene Ursabia created Flemingdon Park Holdings Inc. to bring equitable, honest and transparent transcription work to the public. To establish their online presence, they turned to the ShopHERE powered by Google Program.  

by Amal Khurram November 08, 2023
Keeping Generational Bonds: Rubena Royal’s Digital Transformation

Honouring his mother’s memory, Matthew Gonzalez embedded her knowledge in a brand that would elevate the experience of personal care – Rubena Royal. Gonzalez turned to ShopHERE powered Google to establish an online presence.

by Amal Khurram October 11, 2023
“What’s Your Damage” Rolls Into The Digital Age With A New Online Presence!

Tina Gunn and Jen Metzner run "What's Your Damage?" from Keswick, Ontario. Signing up for the ShopHERE powered by Google program has enabled them to expand their internet visibility.

by Pratham Jamwal September 27, 2023

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