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Success Stories

Amidst a growing call for digital transformation accelerated by the COVID-19 crisis, the ShopHERE program supported businesses and artists across Canada with their very own online stores. Find some of our graduate success stories below and see how we help participants succeed online.

Art Without Borders: Marvin Colebrooke's Journey

MDC Art, inspired by Bahamian culture, provides high-quality artwork and designs in Cambridge, Ontario.  Marvin Colebrook, the Bahamian-born and Canadian-based artist, established an online art business with assistance from the ShopHERE program.

by Heather Hackett March 20, 2024
The Web is Your Canvas: Skot MacDougall’s Artistic Journey Into eCommerce

Skot MacDougall is an award-winning Sarnia based contemporary artist that has worked in both commercial and fine art for over 25 years. With the help of the ShopHERE powered by Google program he’s brought his artistic expression to the web.

by Dan Franciskovic March 10, 2024
Supplying Alchemists and Artificers: Emporium Vitreum

Caroline Andrews decided that it was time to give her business, Emporium Vitreum Enamel Supply, a fresh start. The ShopHERE powered by Google program was able to provide expert support to take the e-Commerce business to the next level.

by Jake Nigh February 13, 2024
Rā:Shē:Ō's Legal Innovation Wall-Art Elevates Spaces

Natalie McFarlane owns and operates Rā:Shē:Ō a small business which utilizes art to engage with the law in a unique and imaginative way. Through the ShopHERE powered by Google program, McFarlane successfully brought this vision online.

by Akashjot Basanti November 29, 2023
GloWell Designs Spreads Positivity Through Thoughtful Gifts

Recognizing the importance of reaching customers online and driving sales, Jennifer Christen, the owner of GloWell Designs, turned to the ShopHERE powered by Google Program.

by Shanzey Imran November 22, 2023
Painting a Digital Canvas: An Interview with Magnolianna Art

Anna K. Hodsdon is an artist and owner of Magnolianna Art, in Cornwall, Ontario. She says that the ShopHERE powered by Google program has made her art more accessible to buyers and has been an incredible blessing in her career.

by Sebastian Chow August 09, 2023
A Website’s Worth a Thousand Clicks And More

If a picture’s worth a thousand words, then Group of Seven- and Monet-inspired artist Robert Alan Lariviere’s collection of contemporary fine art spares no detail in conveying the beauty of Canadian landscapes, rural scenes, and wildlife.

by Livia Sente April 05, 2023
From Canvases to Clicks: The Studio Art Gallery’s Digital Journey

The Studio Art Gallery, owned by Pamela Smith, is a vibrant community art gallery located in the heart of Dresden, Ontario. Since getting online with ShopHERE, they are better able to connect their community through art and culture.

by Ayesha Asif January 17, 2023
A Gallery Director Turned Pattern Maker Goes Online with Print on Demand

5ive-On Designs has only been in business since 2020, originally creating prints for masks and clothing, but owner Patti recognized that in order to expand her market she needed to create an eCommerce store.

by Somera Muzaffar November 28, 2022

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