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.

Furry Friends Rejoice! Healthy Dog Treats Available Across Canada

Dumpling’s Treats was created when Susan and her family struggled to find safe and healthy snacks for their dog Dumpling. With help from the ShopHERE Program, Dumpling’s Treats launched their online store and is widely available across Canada!

by Gloria Gao June 24, 2021
Entrepreneur Utilizes Her Platform To Advocate For Young Women

VeroDee Flair specializes in high-quality, handcrafted items manufactured in Canada. Owner Deann is excited to donate a portion of her sales to Plan International, and is using her new online store to share her message country-wide.

by Brigette Aguilar June 14, 2021
Toronto Shop Promotes Healthy Living With A New eCommerce Store

“I had no idea that my helpers in the ShopHERE Program would make it so easy for me to understand how to update and operate my Shopify eCommerce store” says Frances Yi, owner of Ginkgo Health Shop.

by Jenny Mai June 09, 2021
Bring Out the Royal In You With An All-Natural Skincare Line

SoRoyal Skincare Line, a skincare brand that offers luxurious beauty products at an affordable price, now has an online store thanks to ShopHERE. Owner Natasha is thrilled to share her organic products with even more Scrub Queens.

by Gloria Gao June 07, 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
Biologist Leaves Behind Science Career For Her Artistic Passion

From a young age Robin had been interested in jewelry, and began creating her own at age 15. After spending 18 years in the U.K., she moved back to Toronto and embarked on a professional artistic path inspired by her three primary interests...

by Ekua Sekyere April 30, 2021
Toronto Jeweller Sells Out In One Weekend With New Online Store

Founder of Toronto brand May Vera repurposes designer buttons, charms, and pulls into minimalist everyday jewelry. With a new online store she was able to reach a wider audience than ever before, and sells out in just one weekend.

by Justine Riley April 23, 2021
Innovative Fine Tea Brand Transcends Beyond Taste

Olfate provides luxurious teas by combining the art-making of perfumery to create innovative fine tea blends, and is the first of its kind. The recently launched a brand new online store, and owner Chaina is excited to share her passion!

by Ekua Sekyere March 26, 2021
How This Designer Adapted His Business For An Online Marketplace

Deon Best is a multidisciplinary artist and instructor with a creative background in Modern Batik Art, an East African Fabric Art style. He is excited to have an online store, and to be able to reach he Canada-wide audience once more.

by William Moo March 12, 2021

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