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.

From Soil to Screen: A Sustainable Farming Business Goes Digital

This Gwillimbury-based farm provides wholesome produce and artisanal goods, while promoting sustainability. Co-owner of Creation Farms says the ShopHERE powered by Google program gave a “boost” that they needed to bring their business online.

by Ruth Ray June 06, 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
Turning a Pain Point into a Successful Business

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.

by Angie Petrella August 08, 2022
Bringing a Tangy & Spicy Kick to the Market

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.

by Ayesha Siddiqui February 14, 2022

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