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.

Making a Natural Transition to Selling Online

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, the stores that sold Honam Naturals' products were temporarily closed. For this reason, stumbling into the ShopHERE powered by Google program felt like a blessing to Honam Naturals and its owner Naana Daniels.

by Michelle Chen September 26, 2022
Enhancing Your Natural State Of Beauty

Ofori Beauty provides high-quality hair and skin care products for various skin conditions and hair types. With the help of the ShopHERE Program Danielle was able to build her dream website!

by Michelle Foster August 31, 2022
Turning a Personal Challenge into a Nourishing Business

Jenessa Palmer Simms is the founder of Gin Glow Enterprise, a business devoted to providing quality and nourishing products that are handcrafted for the customer.

by Amisha Soni July 18, 2022
How Tangles Untangled Their Setbacks: A Story of Online Growth

Tangles Hair Salon & Spa is a community-based hair salon located in Holland Landing, Ontario. Sharon Bates, the owner of Tangles opened the salon when she was 19 and the salon continues to thrive in the community 19 years later!

by Hannah Elhamahmy July 13, 2022
Balance Your Mind Body & Soul

The Organic Beautique is dedicated to providing an exclusive experience of natural and organic products. The Organic Beautique team believes that everyone should take care of themselves inside and out.

by Michelle Foster June 27, 2022
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 `Wayne Sandvik 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

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