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.
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.
Robb Williamson-Bynoe is the proud owner of Life Events Candle Company, operating from Oshawa, Ontario. He says that getting set up with the ShopHERE powered by Google program has helped him take his online presence to the next level.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.