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.

Mississauga Musician Finds Healing Through His Music

An artist collective Humble & Hungry, a platform for budding artists to showcase their passion for music, is also a space where owner Mehmi shares his knowledge of overcoming and dealing with life’s many challenges, primarily through music.

by Ali ZafarAli Zafar September 18, 2020
ShopHERE Brings New Life to MaRiTama HOME

MaRiTama HOME offers a wide range of hand-painted products and custom painting services, and understands the importance of the online market. Lina is now able to reach a broader audience and sell her products on Shopify with ShopHERE.

by Paige FernandesPaige Fernandes September 11, 2020
Behind The Business: Where Creativity And Culture Combine

The Institute for Creative Exchange wanted to start an online store to make some of their artists’ award-winning photography works available to the public at affordable prices. It's now up and running thanks to their ShopHERE Helper!

by Alexandra JonesAlexandra Jones September 10, 2020
"I Can Focus On My Painting And The Website Does Everything Else"

Keight MacLean is an artist who is influenced by studying the Old Masters, and even traveled to Italy to learn more first hand. Now she's back in Toronto and ready to sell her pieces on an e-commerce website made with ShopHERE and Shopify.

by Kristina AdelKristina Adel September 02, 2020
Artist Goes International With Help Of The ShopHERE Program 

Trevor Dawkins, artist and owner of Culture Fresh, is now able to sell his art pieces and new clothing line online with his Shopify e-commerce store.

by Sara ReynoldsSara Reynolds September 02, 2020
Breathing New Life Into Old Items 

Toronto-based artist creates something new out of something old. Ange Beever’s love of art is now showcased in her latest business endeavour, BVR ART, an e-commerce website dedicated to her absurdist-style creations.

by Ali ZafarAli Zafar September 02, 2020
Toronto Artist Finds New Beginnings With An E-Commerce Store

For Zana, art and fashion have always been a passion and now she is able to showcase her pieces online with her Shopify e-commerce store with ShopHERE Powered By Google. All of her products are eco-friendly and ethically sourced.

by Sara ReynoldsSara Reynolds August 31, 2020
Learning To Thrive In A Technology-Driven World

Without knowing where to begin, Linda explored online lessons on e-commerce, marketing, and filming to help her adjust to this new business landscape. Then she found ShopHERE and was able to start selling her art online in no time.

by Paige FernandesPaige Fernandes August 28, 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 AdelKristina Adel August 28, 2020

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