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.
Chimney & Tea, founded by Regina Hu, is a tea eCommerce business inspired by the diversity of people and cultures around us. The goal of Chimney & Tea is to help bring a taste of home to Canada and connect people through a shared love of tea.
When owner Elisa decided it was time to build their online presence they reached out for help from the ShopHERE program and have now officially launched a website so they can focus on fulfilling orders for their fantastic treats!
What started out as a way to provide freshly-roasted coffee to friends and family in the local town of Vegreville, Alberta was effectively turned bustling side business for Davin Gegolick.
Oliver’s passion is what leads the way for the company in roasting coffee that delivers their customers a fantastic cup every day. When they decided to build their online presence they reached out for help from the ShopHERE Program!
Chantelle Selkridge, the owner of Rooted Bush Tea based in Brampton, ON aspired to bring her heritage of Caribbean Tea to Canada. Through the ShopHERE Powered by Google program she was able to bring her vision to life.
Lima’s African Store may be a small specialty grocery store, but there’s nothing small about its vision and impact on the local community! With the help of the ShopHERE program, she was easily able to start selling her in-store inventory online.
Tatiana Jankowski is the owner of Heartsease Nutrition, a wellness snack company established in Toronto, Ontario. With the help of the ShopHERE powered by Google program Tatiana’s business was able to undergo a digital transformation.
The OATS Kafé is a coffee shop in Toronto offering artisan beverages, ethically sourced coffee, and authentic Vietnamese food. Through the ShopHERE Program, Jolie Tran was able to expand her reach with online ordering and retail sales.
Madiha and Farida hope to bring a common South-Asian condiment, achar, to the market. “Nani” means grandmother in many South-Asian languages and Markham-based Nani’s Achar, is a business hoping to carry on traditional family recipes.