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.
Iriz Manaig had been operating her business Basic Cups in Kitchener, Ontario, for years. To improve the Basic Cups e-commerce presence, they reached out to the ShopHERE powered by Google program.
London-based business Trinketry offers handcrafted jewelry with the goal of enabling individuals to always carry a piece of nature with them. They reached this goal with a new online store built through the ShopHERE powered by Google program.
Anna K. Hodsdon is an artist and owner of Magnolianna Art, in Cornwall, Ontario. She says that the ShopHERE powered by Google program has made her art more accessible to buyers and has been an incredible blessing in her career.
Kamini Weltner, founder of StarApple Candle Co., sells handcrafted soy candles with Caribbean, Canadian and bookish vibes. After accessing the ShopHERE program, she was able to create a new website and take control of her brand’s digital identity.
From twenty-three years of expertise and cultivating comes the wonders of Judith Rioux-Wilson's business, Curiously Made. Follow Rioux-Wilson's journey bringing her Peterborough art studio to the world through the ShopHERE powered by Google program.
Aly Gulamhusein is the owner and artist of SANA Stationery & Gifts, selling a unique collection of handcrafted products in Toronto, Ontario. Through the ShopHERE program, he embarked on his e-Commerce journey and reached new heights.
Indigenous-owned craft business, Wapiti Homestead, use their creative skills their unique handmade items to customers. With support from the ShopHERE powered by Google program, they were able to build an online store to start selling online.
Sandra is the owner of Corentin Candles in Toronto. The ShopHERE powered by Google program helped her transform her digital presence, making her handcrafted luxury soy candles available to more customers across Canada.
If a picture’s worth a thousand words, then Group of Seven- and Monet-inspired artist Robert Alan Lariviere’s collection of contemporary fine art spares no detail in conveying the beauty of Canadian landscapes, rural scenes, and wildlife.