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.

Innovative Fine Tea Brand Transcends Beyond Taste

Olfate provides luxurious teas by combining the art-making of perfumery to create innovative fine tea blends, and is the first of its kind. The recently launched a brand new online store, and owner Chaina is excited to share her passion!

by Ekua SekyereEkua Sekyere March 26, 2021
Venezuelan Arepas Made With Love In Canada

Arepas, made from pre-cooked cornmeal and stuffed with different ingredients, are a Venezuelan flagship. Thanks to the ShopHERE Program, Carla and Maria's Arepa Ink can now be found online and their customers can order directly from their website.

by Valentina NavasValentina Navas February 24, 2021
Newcomer To Toronto Realizes Dream Of Opening Online Business

The ShopHERE Powered by Google program not only assisted Lorena in creating a fully-functional online store, but it also gave her the digital marketing tools she needed to connect with the busy parents who can benefit from Amamil in Toronto.

by Justine RileyJustine Riley February 23, 2021
These Brothers Are Doing More Than Just Brewing

Brothers Brewing Company is more than just a brewery; it’s also a bar, bottle shop, and a communal hub. They offer workshops, music and entertainment, accompanied by one of their 12 taps of house-brewed craft beer. They now have an online store!

by Valentina NavasValentina Navas December 11, 2020
Micro-Bakery Transformed Into A Sweet Digital Kitchen

Jennifer Arnold offers it all at her micro-bakery The Sweet Kitchen in Lindsay, ON with her new e-commerce website. Jen recently became a tech-savvy baker with curbside and delivery options on her Shopify online store.

by Kristina AdelKristina Adel November 26, 2020
Ottawa-Based Coffee Pop-up Serves Hot Drinks And Family Values

From a pop-up style coffee and espresso catering business to a new online shop, this entrepreneur is doing everything he can to give his business a digital transformation. Learn more about his ShopHERE journey.

by Kristina AdelKristina Adel November 20, 2020
The Butcher’s Daughters: Muskoka’s Specialty Grocery Destination

What started originally as a butcher shop, has blossomed into your one-stop-shop for quality meats, specialty groceries, and a variety of homemade oven ready meals and soups. Check out their new online store for all that plus catering opportunities!

by Olivia DelbelloOlivia Delbello November 04, 2020
Staying True To Your Roots

Protein cookies that taste as good as they are for you, now online with the help of ShopHERE Powered by Google Program. The digital transformation lets True Nutritionals showcase their products to a large online community of like-minded consumers.

by Sara ReynoldsSara Reynolds October 05, 2020
Giving Family Traditions A Digital Future

Chatham-Kent community bakery known for their delicious muffins and scones are able to sell their products online thanks to their new e-commerce store on Shopify, and knowledgeable ShopHERE Helper.

by Kristina AdelKristina Adel September 08, 2020

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