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.

From Toxins to Tranquility: How Corentin Candles Is Changing the Game

Sandra is the owner of Corentin Candles in Toronto. The ShopHERE powered by Google program helped her transform her digital presence, making her handcrafted luxury soy candles available to more customers across Canada.

by Sukhvir Shergill April 12, 2023
Steeping in the Right Direction: Chimney & Tea's Digital Transformation

Chimney & Tea, founded by Regina Hu, is a tea eCommerce business inspired by the diversity of people and cultures around us. The goal of Chimney & Tea is to help bring a taste of home to Canada and connect people through a shared love of tea.

by Mary Vismaya February 15, 2023
Kaori Tavares – Turning a Passion for Japanese Art into a Successful Business

A lifelong lover of the arts and a passionate creator, Kaori Tavares is the owner of a Japanese accessories shop in Toronto that sells handcrafted traditional items and worked with an eCommerce Coordinator through a digital transformation.

by Mary Vismaya January 18, 2023
From Corporate To Creative: A Digital Transformation Success Story

Easy, fun, and rewarding. If Leanne of Leanne Grammenz Graphic Design in Toronto, Ontario had to choose three words to describe her experience in the ShopHERE powered by Google program, these would be her top picks.

by Livia Sente December 14, 2022
Rediscovering the Joy of Puzzles and Games with Funny Bones

Funny Bones Games Lounge and Café (Funny Bones), owned by John Lee and Laurie Bradford, is a board games lounge located in South Etobicoke at 3029 Lake Shore Blvd West.

by Hannah Elhamahmy November 09, 2022
Your Neighbourhood Florist's Digital Transformation

Nana Florist is a family-owned flower business. With the help of the ShopHERE Program Nana Florist has officially launched a new website, on a new platform that they feel they can truly succeed with and can help grow their business.

by Michelle Foster October 31, 2022
Everyday Treasures Handmade With Love In Toronto

Kraftika Kreations is a luxury high-quality handmade scrunchy business based out of Toronto, Ontario. The hands and the heart of the business, Rowena Dumada-ug has applied her love for high-end fashion into her business.

by Michelle Foster October 03, 2022
The Digital Age: A New Way of Bringing Fitness to Your Life

Fitness is an Ontario-based business that helps people reach their fitness goals by providing excellent exercise clothing and workout routines.

by Dimas Chirinos September 19, 2022
The 360 Virtual Reality of Going Digital

Sanda Iordachescu started her Toronto business, Smart Digital Market-Place during the COVID-19 lockdown and easily got online through the help of the ShopHERE powered by Google program.

by Michelle Chen August 24, 2022

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