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.

A Digital Hop Across the Pond

For some, the journey to turning their passion into a thriving career can be challenging at best. For England native Kate of Kate Golding, this journey was made easier through free eCommerce support like the ShopHERE powered by Google program. 

by Livia Sente December 28, 2022
From Corporate To Creative: A Digital Transformation Success Story

Easy, fun, and rewarding. If Leanne of Leanne Grammenz Graphic Design in Toronto, Ontario had to choose three words to describe her experience in the ShopHERE powered by Google program, these would be her top picks.

by Livia Sente December 14, 2022
The Digital Transformation That Helped A WWB Production, Inc. Change Lives Through Music And Art

A WWB Production, Inc. develops and produces original, innovative, and compelling entertainment projects that shine a light on underrepresented and marginalized communities of colour.

by Kafia Abdi December 05, 2022
A Gallery Director Turned Pattern Maker Goes Online with Print on Demand

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.

by Somera Muzaffar November 28, 2022
The Clay Trade - The Journey To Bringing A Trade Online

Bruce and Janice Dynes are the owners of The Clay Trade, an artisanal pottery shop featuring the work of several locals, in Medicine Hat, Alberta.

by Vennessa Cook October 05, 2022
How a Love for Crafting and Graphic Design turned into a Business

Angela Doll is the creator behind Angela Doll Graphic Design & Custom Creations, based in Wingham, Ontario. She was looking to set up an online store but found it difficult and confusing on her own.

by Ariane Ignacio September 28, 2022
Turning a Passion for Art and Calligraphy into a Business

Marie- Andree Brisson, preferably known as Mabz is an artist and the owner of Chalked by Mabz, based in Ottawa, Ontario.

by Ariane Ignacio September 21, 2022
A Business Created Through Custom Calligraphy

Located in Amherstview, Ontario, Gena Doolan is a brush letter calligrapher whose passion for calligraphy and art drove her to start her own business. The ShopHERE powered by Google program helped Gena establish her business digitally.

by Shanna Alliman August 29, 2022
A Life Passion Turned Into A Career

Gayle Kabloona is the creative mind behind Uyagaqi, an Ottawa-based artist and business that sells beautiful handmade prints, and ceramics inspired by Inuit culture.

by Dimas Chirinos August 15, 2022

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