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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.

Sipping on Success: Black Bank Hill's ShopHERE Journey

Meet Taylor Emerson, owner of Niagara-based craft winery, Black Bank Hill. Thanks to the ShopHERE program, Taylor created an online store to showcase their wines and is now thriving in the digital landscape and connecting with customers.

by Pratham Jamwal June 07, 2023
Say Goodbye to Plastic and Hello to Sustainability with

Devin Patel turned to the ShopHERE powered by Google program to venture into the digital world for their small business, This Unionville, Ontario business specializes in eco-friendly wooden cutlery and other kitchenware products.

by Akashjot Basanti May 31, 2023
How Ambitious Owners Of The Saucy Pot Reinvented Their Business And Moved It Online

Owners of the family-run restaurant, The Saucy Pot, have been able to expand their reach beyond their neighborhood and provide customers with the convenience of shopping at any time through the creation of an online store.

by Sukhvir Shergill April 19, 2023
Take Me Home, eCommerce Roads: The Journey of Rock Front Family Farm

Determined to be closer to home with family and to help their community access more healthy food options, this husband-and-wife team took shovel to soil and hand to keyboard to start up a flourishing family-owned and operated small business. 

by Livia Sente March 29, 2023
Steeping in the Right Direction: Chimney & Tea's Digital Transformation

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.

by Mary Vismaya February 15, 2023
Sharing Treats With Those You Love: Now Order Online

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!

by Michelle Foster December 19, 2022
Black Stripe Coffee – Digital Competence, One Brew at a Time

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.

by Sofia Sadr November 02, 2022
Every Day Is A Coffee Day With Daymaker Coffee Roasters!

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!

by Michelle Foster October 26, 2022
Bringing Ancestral Wellness and Knowledge to Canada

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.

by Ariane Ignacio September 14, 2022

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