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.

Aural's Journey Online

Chekube Anamanya is the 18-year-old entrepreneur behind Aural, an Ottawa-based company specializing in chromesthesia-inspired phone case designs.

by Nicholas Gin January 23, 2024
Asturaad Clothing: A Beacon of Modesty and Style in the Digital Age

Mouna from Ottawa turned Asturaad Clothing into a digital success with the ShopHERE Powered by Google, empowering many through fashion.

by Courtney Hawthorne December 19, 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
Lighting The Way: How ShopHERE Empowered StarApple Candle Co. To Grow Their Digital Presence

Kamini Weltner, founder of StarApple Candle Co., sells handcrafted soy candles with Caribbean, Canadian and bookish vibes. After accessing the ShopHERE program, she was able to create a new website and take control of her brand’s digital identity.

by Joey Marasigan August 02, 2023
A Digital Transformation That Has Helped Empower Women of Colour and Working Moms

Amy Pacitti is the founder of Wrapped With Amore, located in Ottawa, Ontario. Wrapped With Amore was created after Amy had her daughter and found there were limited options for business maternity-style clothing.

by Sukhvir Shergill February 01, 2023
Tech Support For Small Businesses From A Small Business - Techity Consulting

Ruth Aliu at Techity Consulting provides services to small business owners that need help with identifying technology needs & solutions for their businesses.

by Tom Vigonich January 30, 2023
A Digital Spark to Your Leadership Journey - Light Your Leadership Inc.

Lisa Anna Palmer founded Light Your Leadership Inc. which specializes in delivering keynotes, coaching, mentoring, and training programs to empower people of all ages, levels backgrounds to elevate and scale their leadership.

by Dominique Carlos December 21, 2022
A Gallery Director Turned Pattern Maker Goes Online with Print on Demand

5ive-On Designs has only been in business since 2020, originally creating prints for masks and clothing, but owner Patti recognized that in order to expand her market she needed to create an eCommerce store.

by Somera Muzaffar November 28, 2022
Expanding into the Digital World

Built on a tradition of parametric design and sustainability, DSS Studio aims to expand (pun intended) its eco-futuristic structures into the digital landscape with ShopHERE powered by Google.

by Aidan Astridge October 19, 2022

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