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.

How a Love for Crafting and Graphic Design turned into a Business

Angela Doll is the creator behind Angela Doll Graphic Design & Custom Creations, based in Wingham, Ontario. She was looking to set up an online store but found it difficult and confusing on her own.

by Ariane Ignacio September 28, 2022
Make Your Everyday Coffee Mug One-Of-A-Kind

Kelly Davison is the owner and artist behind KD Designs Tumblers and More located in Verona, Ontario. To bring her business online, she signed up for the ShopHERE program and couldn’t be happier to have her own website.

by `Wayne Sandvik May 11, 2022
Gingerberry Quilts Shares Eco-Quilting Online: Sew Sustainable!

Gingerberry Quilts is a small online quilting shop focused on sustainability. Jody Groenendyk set up her business to share her creativity and passion for quilting with others. To bring the business online, Jody signed up for the ShopHERE program.

by `Wayne Sandvik April 13, 2022
Paying Homage to Loved Ones

Sarah Abousenna, Windsor-Based owner of Fifi’s Handmade creates unique and beautifully designed products like aprons and tote bags. She pays homage to her mother who taught her all the skills that she uses today!

by Ayesha Siddiqui April 04, 2022
Enjoy The Beauty In Every Day with Kalon Ceramics.

Kalon Ceramics is an innovative female-owned Canadian business specializing in handmade and unique pottery pieces. The Toronto-based ceramics business has been able to reach their customers online with the help of ShopHERE.

by `Wayne Sandvik February 28, 2022
Cozy Up Your Home With Meiva Macrame Home Decor

Sara Nguyen owns and operates Meiva Macrame, a Windsor-based home decor business incorporating home aesthetics with simple modern trends. Sara signed up for the ShopHERE program to bring her business online and was delighted by the results.

by `Wayne Sandvik November 11, 2021
Bone & Quill Allows Indigenous Artist Marcos To Reconnect With His Lineage

Bone & Quill is an indigenous family-owned handcrafting business based out of Toronto, Ontario. Through ShopHERE powered by Google, Bone & Quill was able to grow their artisan craftsmanship and online presence side by side.

by `Wayne Sandvik November 02, 2021
MonikR Helps Wildlife Lovers Bring Nature’s Beauty To Their Home

Monik Robichaud is an Acadian Canadian artist based out of Muskrat Lake, Ontario who paints wildlife to remind people of nature’s beauty. ShopHERE gave Monik an opportunity to sell her acrylic and oil paintings online with a free eCommerce website.

by `Wayne Sandvik October 01, 2021
Drawings By Donna Goes Digital

A pandemic hobby turned into an online store! Artist Donna takes her new business to the next level with the help of the ShopHERE team to create a beautiful website to showcase her work.

by Samantha-Rose Martin September 08, 2021

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