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.

This Online Tea Store Is Looking To Elevate Your Tea Drinking Experience

Based out of Bowmanville, Ontario, The Gourmet Chai House is designed for tea lovers everywhere. With the help of the ShopHERE Program, Cheryl Pereira was able to share her extensive knowledge and passion for tea drinking with the whole world.

by Meena Kanthi October 15, 2021
Gardening For Food is A Breeze

Garden Breeze Productions was created by Tasha Ford, a passionate gardener and home cook. Tasha established an online presence during the beginning of the pandemic by posting her creations online.

by Michelle Foster September 27, 2021
Brownie Connoisseur Shares Passion To Turn Baked Goods Into Art

Self-taught baker from Toronto, Katie Pierre, launches an online store with the help of the ShopHERE Program to share her passion for baking. With her eCommerce store, Katie is able to expand from baking for friends and family to baking for all.

by Brigette Aguilar September 15, 2021
Take Your Grocery Game To The Next Level

Aisha Mo started Aromatic Gardens to show customers the value of organic products. With her eCommerce store, Aisha is able to share her passion for healthy food with a wider audience and bring her business to the next level.

by Alexis Kelly September 09, 2021
Toronto-Based Beverage Company Brings Refreshments To Your Door

Family owned business, Hi Life Beverages, aims to bring you healthy and refreshing Hibiscus Roselle juice through their brand new online store.

by Julia Over August 06, 2021
Furry Friends Rejoice! Healthy Dog Treats Available Across Canada

Dumpling’s Treats was created when Susan and her family struggled to find safe and healthy snacks for their dog Dumpling. With help from the ShopHERE Program, Dumpling’s Treats launched their online store and is widely available across Canada!

by Gloria Gao June 24, 2021
Spice Up Your Summer: The Ultimate Culinary Experience in a Jar

James Campbell has always wanted to create his own unique hot sauce, one that will rival all others on the market. That is why he crafted the perfect hot pepper jelly recipe and created his brand, SweetHellOnEarth in Oshawa, Ontario.

by Gloria Gao June 22, 2021
Fourth Generation Grain Mill Launches A Successful Online Store

Ottawa Valley Grain Products (OVGP) has taken over 90 years to perfect their flour milling technology, and hold their flour products to the highest standard. With a new online store, OVGP is ready to reach bakers all across Canada.

by Gloria Gao June 09, 2021
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 Sekyere March 26, 2021

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