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.

Turning a Setback Into An Opportunity

Andy Lam is the owner and operator of ECOMASK, Located in Toronto, Ontario. ECOMASK is a highly durable, three-layer mask which provides excellent protection. Andy recognized a silver lining and made his product available to a wider market.

by Hassan Abdul May 25, 2022
Winning The Hearts of Brides Throughout The Years

The Brides’ Project is a social enterprise that provides the best of both worlds for each bride as they raise money for cancer charities and help brides say yes to the dress with a more socially conscious and environmentally sustainable option.

by Michelle Foster May 16, 2022
Enhancing Living Spaces With Happy, Healthy Plants

As a passionate gardener and urban plantlife admirer with extensive experience in luxury fashion, Ashleigh Paluka founded Helloplants in 2021. Through her venture, she aims to share her love for plants and the joy they can bring to people’s lives.

by Andres Massot May 09, 2022
Bringing Vietnamese Coffee and Cuisine to Canada and the Online Market

The OATS Kafé is a coffee shop in Toronto offering artisan beverages, ethically sourced coffee, and authentic Vietnamese food. Through the ShopHERE Program, Jolie Tran was able to expand her reach with online ordering and retail sales.

by Andres Massot April 14, 2022
Rethinking Business: SBG & CO Completely Rebrands Due to the Pandemic

A Toronto based aesthetician was forced to rethink how she did business due to the pandemic labeling her services as “non-essential”. This led to Sophia’s journey to restructure her in person service to an online eCommerce Store.

by Ayesha Siddiqui March 28, 2022
Enjoy The Beauty In Every Day with Kalon Ceramics.

Kalon Ceramics is an innovative female-owned Canadian business specializing in handmade and unique pottery pieces. The Toronto-based ceramics business has been able to reach their customers online with the help of ShopHERE.

by Alexis Kelly February 28, 2022
Guzel, Beautiful Scents Aimed to Provide Comfort

Guzel is the Turkish word for Beautiful. But what does it mean to this business owner? To them it means the 'pleasing comfort that one encounters' and that is the goal this small business hopes to achieve.

by Ayesha Siddiqui February 14, 2022
Food That Pays Homage to A True Korean Culinary Experience

Sonyo means granddaughter in Korean. To Jacqueline, the creator of Sonyo Food Co. it's the continuation of culture and tradition through a new generation. Jacqueline is using her new Shopify website to promote her product and help pay homage.

by Michelle Foster January 31, 2022
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

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