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.

Laila Goddess Clothing Transforms Frumpy Midlife Blues into Gorgeous Comfort

Laila Ghattas is a Toronto-based designer creating clothing for mature women to transform their self-image and nurture confidence in comfort. With the help of ShopHERE, Laila was able to pivot from event-driven sales to increase her eCommerce.

by Alexis Kelly January 10, 2022
Christine Jermyn Explores The Miracle of Nature Through Painting

Christine Jemyn is a Toronto-based artist who is passionate about expressing the miracle of nature and bringing joy and bright colours to people’s homes. After cancelled exhibitions, she turned to ShopHERE to help her build an online presence.

by Alexis Kelly December 20, 2021
Culture Snap: Photographing Vibrant Cultural Expression

Henry VanderSpek is a photographer based out of Toronto, Ontario. He created Culture Snap out of a love for capturing unique cultural moments. With help from ShopHERE, he was able to create an online store to sell products featuring his photography.

by Alexis Kelly December 15, 2021
Automotive Enthusiast Expands His Love Online

Howard Cohen is an established automotive enthusiast. After spending the last sixty years building miniature cars and taking photographs for the past fifty years, Howard decided to take his love for cars to the next level and sell his work online.

by Michelle Foster December 06, 2021
Empowering Young Canadians to Embrace Natural Beauty

From conception to reality, founder and owner of Pretty Little Secrets Beauty, Dianne Nguyen, helps Canadians highlight their true beauty by embracing one’s natural features.

by Edgar Melo Santeliz November 29, 2021
Explore The Expressive Voice Of Colour With Szonja’s Studio

Szonja Vucsetics is a Hungarian-Canadian artist and art educator based in Toronto, Ontario exploring our relationship to land as the place that holds our stories.

by Alexis Kelly November 17, 2021
Ancient Armour Inspired Jewellery Brand Enarmoured Pivots Online

Jordan Clarke owns Enarmoured, a handcraft jewellery brand based in Toronto. Inspired by ancient armour, she creates elegant and unique pieces of wearable art. With the help of ShopHERE, Jordan was able to execute her vision for an online store.

by Alexis Kelly November 03, 2021
Bone & Quill Allows Indigenous Artist Marcos To Reconnect With His Lineage

Bone & Quill is an indigenous family-owned handcrafting business based out of Toronto, Ontario. Through ShopHERE powered by Google, Bone & Quill was able to grow their artisan craftsmanship and online presence side by side.

by Alexis Kelly November 02, 2021
Redefining The Neighbourhood Barbershop

After many years of working in a hair salon, Lily Tan, owner and hair stylist of Good Hair Design discovered her true passion was to help others improve their self-esteem and confidence. She can now do so more than ever with her new online store.

by Michelle Foster October 26, 2021

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