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.

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
Reaching a Larger Customer-Base by Moulding an Online Business

The ShopHERE program provided Dunlop the support she needed to implement eCommerce for Teresa Dunlop Ceramics after the COVID-19 pandemic caused many businesses such as hers to temporarily halt the operations of their brick-and-mortars.

by Michelle Chen August 10, 2022
How the Therapeutic Powers of Pottery Shaped a Business

The founder of Bumpy Road Studios, Marie Joseé Lévesque, shares the calming potential of clay. With the help of ShopHERE, Lévesque expanded her passion from Pembroke, Ontario to the digital world!

by Aidan Astridge August 03, 2022
Elevating Spaces One Art Piece at a Time

Located in Oshawa, Ontario Pink Brushes offers original pieces of art hand painted by owner Tracy Davidson. Along with offering paintings, Pink Brushes also offers quality prints and custom-designed wall murals.  

by Shanna Alliman July 27, 2022
The Passion Of Gardening Turned Into The Growth Of A Business

The Garden Shed started by owner Heather Smith is a small business based in Guelph, Ontario. Heather’s passion for helping her friends and family with their gardens turned into her creating her own business doing exactly that.

by Shanna Alliman July 11, 2022

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