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.

One-of-a-Kind Designs Brought to Life on Your Shoes

Jamone Munda is the owner of Custom Kicks T.O, a business creating one-of-a-kind designs on shoes in Mississauga, Ontario. Jamone started his business in 2020 and is now the #1 shoe customizer in Toronto.

by `Wayne Sandvik July 04, 2022
The Marketplace Making Quality Boutique Modest Wear Accessible

Giysi is a women’s modest wear online store owned by Umair Usmani. The business’ aim is to make modesty accessible by creating the biggest online platform for modest wear clothing in North America.

by `Wayne Sandvik June 29, 2022
Balance Your Mind Body & Soul

The Organic Beautique is dedicated to providing an exclusive experience of natural and organic products. The Organic Beautique team believes that everyone should take care of themselves inside and out.

by Michelle Foster June 27, 2022
Skin Care Made Easy To Heal Mind, Body & Soul

Mekisha created her own products for most of her life because she couldn’t stand buying prescriptions to treat her skin. Mekisha decided it was time for a fresh new look for her business and what better way to do this than with the ShopHERE.

by Michelle Foster January 12, 2022
Mississauga Entrepreneur Launches Successful Virtual Services Site

Young entrepreneur, Alanis Sanchez from Mississauga, Ontario expanded her new online business, VirtuAlanis with the help of the ShopHERE Program Powered by Google.

by Brigette Aguilar August 31, 2021
We're Hooked...On Canadian Baits!

Canadian Baits was created after owner Eric began making fishing baits for his friends. Eric’s creative freedom and feeling of accomplishment lead him to the ShopHERE Program, where he launched his own online store that is available across Canada.

by Michelle Foster July 28, 2021
Artist Finds Her Roots In A New Country Through Her Online Store

Sony Johny, creator and artist behind Sony’s Studio, shares her skills as both an illustrator and calligrapher with people around the world using her new Shopify store.

by Julia Over May 03, 2021
Organic Beauty Trailblazer Forges A Digital Path

Courbet Beauty Culture is an expansion of Monique's spa and hair studio, retailing all Canadian, organic and vegan beauty products. She now has an online store to distribute these items to a much larger audience, with Shopify!

by Sarah Cresswell January 19, 2021
The eCommerce World Welcomes A New Queen Bee

The Queens Beeswax works to provide customers with all-natural beeswax candles that are ethically sourced and kind to the earth. They also promote healthy living and are committed to providing non-toxic and eco-friendly products, now found online!

by Sara Reynolds November 25, 2020

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