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.

Belonging in Business: How Accessible Creates’ Digital Presence Makes the Workplace for Everyone

Accessible Creates is proudly owned and run by Sydney Elaine Butler, based in Brampton, Ontario. With a clear goal, Sydney Elaine turned to the ShopHERE program to make their website and services more accessible to companies everywhere.

by Amal Khurram May 10, 2023
Bumbershoot Solutions Inc. Tackles Social Isolation And Loneliness Online

Bumbershoot Solutions Inc. offers fun and engaging virtual events that you can sign up for online to help combat social isolation.

by Kafia Abdi January 16, 2023
How a Birthday Present turned into a Business

Lida Figueroa wanted a way to reinvent herself when she moved to Canada. She started brainstorming different business ideas and this is how Wonder Events was born.

by Ariane Ignacio October 24, 2022
Dorothy’s Lodge: Vacation Rental Booking Online

Julie and Christopher Cooper are the owners of Dorothy’s Lodge, a family vacation haven in Elgin, Ontario. Knowing anyone can put a cabin up online to rent, Julie signed up for the ShopHERE program to establish credibility for their business.

by Digital Main Street June 15, 2022
Winning The Hearts of Brides Throughout The Years

The Brides’ Project is a social enterprise that provides the best of both worlds for each bride as they raise money for cancer charities and help brides say yes to the dress with a more socially conscious and environmentally sustainable option.

by Michelle Foster May 16, 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 Digital Main Street March 14, 2022
Time To Bring On The Dancing!

Andy’s Dance Party was created after owner, Andy Dewar spent time on different dance floors anywhere he could find music. He’s always the first one on the dance floor and the last one off.

by Michelle Foster December 14, 2021
Ontario Flowers Bloom Into Cyberspace

Instead of having to manage multiple platforms, Ashlee Smith's brand-new online store consolidates eCommerce tools that integrate consultation scheduling apps, handle floral delivery bookings, and direct customer inquiries straight to her phone.

by Abdullah Idrees July 15, 2021

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