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.

SKINCARE SNOB CO: Empowered Women Empower Women

Sherisse is the owner of Brampton-based skincare company SKINCARE SNOB CO, a female-founded beauty brand offering high-quality beauty tools and skincare devices for women of all ages that are easy to incorporate into an existing beauty regimen.

by Alexis Kelly April 06, 2022
Solving their frustrations by starting their own business

Kitchener-based Ann is the owner of Ilaman Skin. She started her own skincare business that focuses on making natural, environmentally friendly and gentle skincare products that are easy to use in skincare routines.

by Ayesha Siddiqui March 30, 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
The Power of Confidence: Making A Dream Her Reality

Studio 22 Aesthetics all started as a vision after the owner Alex Somers was able to step back and reflect on her 16 year long career in the aesthetics industry during the pandemic.

by Michelle Foster March 21, 2022
Become Part of the Natural Deodorant Tribe

After suffering side effects of mainstream deodorants, Karam Nabahani launched a sustainable, all-natural deodorant brand seeking to build a community of eco-conscious consumers. With the help of ShopHERE, Karam relaunched his now fast-growing brand.

by Alexis Kelly February 04, 2022
Skin Care Made Easy To Heal Mind, Body & Soul

Mekisha created her own products for most of her life because she couldn’t stand buying prescriptions to treat her skin. Mekisha decided it was time for a fresh new look for her business and what better way to do this than with the ShopHERE.

by Michelle Foster January 12, 2022
Empowering Young Canadians to Embrace Natural Beauty

From conception to reality, founder and owner of Pretty Little Secrets Beauty, Dianne Nguyen, helps Canadians highlight their true beauty by embracing one’s natural features.

by Edgar Melo Santeliz November 29, 2021
Nancy Cunningham’s All-Natural Soaps Will Have You Coming Back For More

Nancy Cunningham changes the artisan cosmetics game by producing high-quality, natural soaps in different shapes, sizes, and scents. Since the digital launch of Cunningham Vintage Soapworks, her business has expanded to all of North America.

by Abdullah Idrees November 05, 2021
Redefining The Neighbourhood Barbershop

After many years of working in a hair salon, Lily Tan, owner and hair stylist of Good Hair Design discovered her true passion was to help others improve their self-esteem and confidence. She can now do so more than ever with her new online store.

by Michelle Foster October 26, 2021

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