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Success Stories

Amidst a growing call for digital transformation accelerated by the COVID-19 crisis, the ShopHERE program supported businesses and artists across Canada with their very own online stores. Find some of our graduate success stories below and see how we help participants succeed online.

Take Your Dreams Online: The eCommerce Meditations of Digital Dream Society

Stefan Dzeparoski's start-up, Digital Dream Society, is a Toronto-based wellness education platform. Stefan teamed up with the ShopHERE powered by Google program to give his vision a home and build the skills to tackle his digital future head-on. 

by Dan Franciskovic March 27, 2024
Mohawk Beads Embarks on a Digital Journey

By joining the ShopHERE program and launching their online store, Frist Nation artist Cheynne Staats now owns a bigger stage to pass on this precious tradition through e-commerce.

by Erkin Meng March 22, 2024
Art Without Borders: Marvin Colebrooke's Journey

MDC Art, inspired by Bahamian culture, provides high-quality artwork and designs in Cambridge, Ontario.  Marvin Colebrook, the Bahamian-born and Canadian-based artist, established an online art business with assistance from the ShopHERE program.

by Heather Hackett March 20, 2024
The Web is Your Canvas: Skot MacDougall’s Artistic Journey Into eCommerce

Skot MacDougall is an award-winning Sarnia based contemporary artist that has worked in both commercial and fine art for over 25 years. With the help of the ShopHERE powered by Google program he’s brought his artistic expression to the web.

by Dan Franciskovic March 10, 2024
Crafting Dreams and Communities: The Crusty Witch's Digital Journey

Tara Sacharzewski found incredible support for her business, The Crusty Witch, located in Hamilton, Ontario, by participating in the ShopHERE powered by Google program.

by Jessica Maestre February 26, 2024
Rā:Shē:Ō's Legal Innovation Wall-Art Elevates Spaces

Natalie McFarlane owns and operates Rā:Shē:Ō a small business which utilizes art to engage with the law in a unique and imaginative way. Through the ShopHERE powered by Google program, McFarlane successfully brought this vision online.

by Akashjot Basanti November 29, 2023
GloWell Designs Spreads Positivity Through Thoughtful Gifts

Recognizing the importance of reaching customers online and driving sales, Jennifer Christen, the owner of GloWell Designs, turned to the ShopHERE powered by Google Program.

by Shanzey Imran November 22, 2023
Curiously Made, Creatively e-Commerce

From twenty-three years of expertise and cultivating comes the wonders of Judith Rioux-Wilson's business, Curiously Made. Follow Rioux-Wilson's journey bringing her Peterborough art studio to the world through the ShopHERE powered by Google program.

by Amal Khurram July 26, 2023
Embracing the Virtual Dream: Revealing Quirky Hippie Decor for the Online Bohemian

Quirky Hippie Decor is a Toronto-based business offering a collection of decor items that embody free-spirited living, from vibrant mugs to intricate stickers. Owner, Ashwini Vasudevan, wholeheartedly recommends the transformative ShopHERE program.

by Ruth Ray July 19, 2023

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