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.

Make Your Everyday Coffee Mug One-Of-A-Kind

Kelly Davison is the owner and artist behind KD Designs Tumblers and More located in Verona, Ontario. To bring her business online, she signed up for the ShopHERE program and couldn’t be happier to have her own website.

by Alexis Kelly May 11, 2022
Gingerberry Quilts Shares Eco-Quilting Online: Sew Sustainable!

Gingerberry Quilts is a small online quilting shop focused on sustainability. Jody Groenendyk set up her business to share her creativity and passion for quilting with others. To bring the business online, Jody signed up for the ShopHERE program.

by Alexis Kelly April 13, 2022
Elevate Any Event With Oakville Balloons

Luisana M. Suarez and Rafael Osorio are the owners and operators of Oakville Balloons based in Oakville, Ontario. Founded in the middle of a worldwide pandemic, Luisana and Rafael started their online store with the help of the ShopHERE program.

by Alexis Kelly March 14, 2022
Enjoy The Beauty In Every Day with Kalon Ceramics.

Kalon Ceramics is an innovative female-owned Canadian business specializing in handmade and unique pottery pieces. The Toronto-based ceramics business has been able to reach their customers online with the help of ShopHERE.

by Alexis Kelly February 28, 2022
Just A Lady And Her Cat On A Mission To Help Animals

Cynthia Rogers is the owner of 8 Cool Cats Jewelry Shop based out of Oakwood, Ontario. After being scammed on social media, she took the plunge to start her own legitimate online jewelry business that gives back to animal sanctuaries she loves.

by Alexis Kelly February 22, 2022
Eeve’s Gaming Fun: Leaving A Legacy Behind

Brenda Chalifoux lives in Edmonton, Alberta and is the livestreamer behind Eeve’s Gaming Fun. With the help of the ShopHERE program, she was able to build an official website for her livestream.

by Alexis Kelly February 16, 2022
Guzel, Beautiful Scents Aimed to Provide Comfort

Guzel is the Turkish word for Beautiful. But what does it mean to this business owner? To them it means the 'pleasing comfort that one encounters' and that is the goal this small business hopes to achieve.

by Ayesha Siddiqui February 14, 2022
Taking Passion and Turning It Into Your Livelihood

Owner of Miiken Handcrafted, Erin Del Col creates handmade beaded jewellery in Windsor, Ontario. With the help of ShopHERE, Erin was able to transform her love for beading into her livelihood by successfully launching her online store.

by Meena Kanthi February 03, 2022
Find Sustainable Clothing, Decor, and Home Accessories With LAAT Living

Susan Bishop is the owner of Pneumacity Inc based out of Thunder Bay. Pneumacity Inc is the parent to LAAT Living, an eCommerce website started with the help of ShopHERE, which sells sustainable clothing, decor, and home accessories.

by Alexis Kelly January 26, 2022

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