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.

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
Women-Owned Business Supporting Women-Owned Creators

Not only does owner April have a passion for fashion, as a woman and mother herself has always tried to support other women. She wanted to support them as much as she could and decided to combine that with her passion of clothing to start a business.

by Lauren Payne June 11, 2021
Wingham, ON Boutique Now Offers Boho-Chic Fashion Online

Inspired by her love for all things Bohemian, Juliet Wallace created Boho Tide, a fashion boutique offering unique apparel, accessories, and décor. Juliet has launched her new Square online store to reach customers across Canada!

by Gloria Gao June 11, 2021
Pivoting Businesses Turned Passion Into Profit

Rink Threads is a Windsor-based hockey apparel store for fans all around the world, with a new online store ready to feature all of their top products for fans of any size. Owner Heather is excited to reach a wider audience of fellow hockey lovers!

by Valentina Navas November 26, 2020
The Most ADORERable Outfits for Children

The children’s clothing brand Adorer had to change its business model when COVID-19 hit. They're excited to now have an online store to feature their unique hand-embroidered, made in Canada, and locally sourced products!

by Kristina Adel November 25, 2020
Toronto Designer Bringing Luxury To Your Life

Karn Goode is bringing a little bit of luxury into your daily life with her luxury silk face scarves. You can find her products on her new Shopify store, set up with the ShopHERE Program.

by Julia Over November 06, 2020
Your One-Stop-Shop For All Things Baseball

Dirtbag Baseball Nation sells apparel and training aids, operates a podcast called Baseball Evolution, a YouTube channel called PWDDirtbags, has a blog, and provides training to players, parents and coaches. Find them on their new online store today!

by Olivia Delbello October 28, 2020
How Bahaar Fashions Became An Online Studio With ShopHERE 

Business owner Rosie sources her products directly from India by connecting with local female business owners. Rosie supports local businesswomen and provides them with their first orders. You can find them on her new ShopHERE Shopify store.

by Kristina Adel September 18, 2020
Toronto-Based Artist Creates Wearable Pieces

Artfitted is an art-inspired business that draws inspiration from the original artworks of graphic fine-artist Ato Seitu, a trailblazer and a community activist within the Toronto Arts community since the 1970s. They are not able to sell online.

by Kristina Adel August 28, 2020

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