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.
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.
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.
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.
Built on a tradition of parametric design and sustainability, DSS Studio aims to expand (pun intended) its eco-futuristic structures into the digital landscape with ShopHERE powered by Google.
Marie- Andree Brisson, preferably known as Mabz is an artist and the owner of Chalked by Mabz, based in Ottawa, Ontario.
The ShopHERE program provided Dunlop the support she needed to implement eCommerce for Teresa Dunlop Ceramics after the COVID-19 pandemic caused many businesses such as hers to temporarily halt the operations of their brick-and-mortars.
Located in Oshawa, Ontario Pink Brushes offers original pieces of art hand painted by owner Tracy Davidson. Along with offering paintings, Pink Brushes also offers quality prints and custom-designed wall murals.
Kristen Butryn is a crafter who finds joy in buying craft supplies, and is enthusiastic about adding some sparkle to life. She took advantage of the ShopHERE Program to launch her business Chunky Glitter Company online.