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.

The Clay Trade - The Journey To Bringing A Trade Online

Bruce and Janice Dynes are the owners of The Clay Trade, an artisanal pottery shop featuring the work of several locals, in Medicine Hat, Alberta.

by Vennessa Cook October 05, 2022
Everyday Treasures Handmade With Love In Toronto

Kraftika Kreations is a luxury high-quality handmade scrunchy business based out of Toronto, Ontario. The hands and the heart of the business, Rowena Dumada-ug has applied her love for high-end fashion into her business.

by Michelle Foster October 03, 2022
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
A Business Created Through Custom Calligraphy

Located in Amherstview, Ontario, Gena Doolan is a brush letter calligrapher whose passion for calligraphy and art drove her to start her own business. The ShopHERE powered by Google program helped Gena establish her business digitally.

by Shanna Alliman August 29, 2022
How Bee-ing Curious Lead to an Expanding Business

Elis Ziegler, Curious Goat General Store owner, is a passionate individual who strives to make a difference through their products and business. They offer a variety of products derived from their homestead. 

by Amisha Soni August 22, 2022
Reaching a Larger Customer-Base by Moulding an Online Business

The ShopHERE program provided Dunlop the support she needed to implement eCommerce for Teresa Dunlop Ceramics after the COVID-19 pandemic caused many businesses such as hers to temporarily halt the operations of their brick-and-mortars.

by Michelle Chen August 10, 2022
How the Therapeutic Powers of Pottery Shaped a Business

The founder of Bumpy Road Studios, Marie Joseé Lévesque, shares the calming potential of clay. With the help of ShopHERE, Lévesque expanded her passion from Pembroke, Ontario to the digital world!

by Aidan Astridge August 03, 2022
Turning a Personal Challenge into a Nourishing Business

Jenessa Palmer Simms is the founder of Gin Glow Enterprise, a business devoted to providing quality and nourishing products that are handcrafted for the customer.

by Amisha Soni July 18, 2022
One-of-a-Kind Designs Brought to Life on Your Shoes

Jamone Munda is the owner of Custom Kicks T.O, a business creating one-of-a-kind designs on shoes in Mississauga, Ontario. Jamone started his business in 2020 and is now the #1 shoe customizer in Toronto.

by `Wayne Sandvik July 04, 2022

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