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.

Hairstylist Expands Online Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

Emma Rose Bennett’s salon was closed for four months due to COVID-19. Creating hair accessories was her creative outlet and she decided to open her Toronto-based online store, Rose & Rain Accessories, with the assistance of the ShopHERE program.

by Alexis Kelly October 05, 2021
Toronto-Based Skincare Brand Makes Your Skin Soft Like Butter

Soft & Butter specializes in skin products that are formulated with indigenous herbs and plants and made with BIPOC skin problems in mind. The brand was created by Jasmine Swimmer during the pandemic and you can find her products on her online store.

by Gloria Gao July 27, 2021
Bring Out the Royal In You With An All-Natural Skincare Line

SoRoyal Skincare Line, a skincare brand that offers luxurious beauty products at an affordable price, now has an online store thanks to ShopHERE. Owner Natasha is thrilled to share her organic products with even more Scrub Queens.

by Gloria Gao June 07, 2021
Nail Art Enthusiast Turns Hobby Into A Successful Online Business

Jenny Lu created Songbird Nails, an independently owned online nail salon that offers custom designed press-on nails. Her handmade and affordable alternative to traditional salon manicures can now be found on a brand new ShopHERE-built online store.

by Gloria Gao June 03, 2021
Eco-Conscious Soap Brand Sets Up Shop Online

With the demand for Koaino’s products remaining high, Rebecca notes that 2020 had actually been the company’s biggest growth year yet. Her new website created through the ShopHERE Program has allowed her to expand her business even further.

by Alicia Haniford March 23, 2021
Organic Beauty Trailblazer Forges A Digital Path

Courbet Beauty Culture is an expansion of Monique's spa and hair studio, retailing all Canadian, organic and vegan beauty products. She now has an online store to distribute these items to a much larger audience, with Shopify!

by Sarah Cresswell January 19, 2021

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