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.

How A Common Inconvenience Led To A Business – Dr. Ward’s All Natural Fresh Mist

Dr. Ward’s Fresh Mist is a small business based out of Kitchener, Ontario that believes in using natural products to improve the smells around us.

by Rommana Khan March 08, 2023
Capturing Moments – Encouraging Conversations

Jim Naughton is the energetic and creative photographer behind The Crazy Tiki. Jim creates one of a kind composite images, banners and sports memorabilia as well as headshots and portraits.

by Michelle Foster July 06, 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
Entrepreneurs Providing A Splash Of Colour To The Online World 

Oriental Arts is bringing Islamic art and Arabic calligraphy to Canada, and the rest of the world with a little help from the ShopHERE Program. They now have an online store to showcase their pieces.

by Julia Over December 08, 2020

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