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.

Hairstylist Expands Online Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

Emma Rose Bennett’s salon was closed for four months due to COVID-19. Creating hair accessories was her creative outlet and she decided to open her Toronto-based online store, Rose & Rain Accessories, with the assistance of the ShopHERE program.

by Alexis Kelly October 05, 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 Alexis Kelly October 01, 2021
Serene and Calming Backdrops For Your Home

Krystle Moore is an emerging artist based out of Caledon, Ontario who paints local landscapes, cloudscapes, and florals. ShopHERE has given Krystle the opportunity to share these serene paintings with art collectors around the world.

by Alexis Kelly September 23, 2021
The Soul Painter is in Town

Melissa Jean, owner of Melissa Jean Art, has always exhibited paintings in Kenora, Ontario. Deciding to showcase her art digitally is the most exciting adventure she has ever experienced. She now shares her enchanting artworks with the world.

by Tania Sharmin September 20, 2021
Brownie Connoisseur Shares Passion To Turn Baked Goods Into Art

Self-taught baker from Toronto, Katie Pierre, launches an online store with the help of the ShopHERE Program to share her passion for baking. With her eCommerce store, Katie is able to expand from baking for friends and family to baking for all.

by Brigette Aguilar September 15, 2021
Watercolour Stationery With A Millennial Twist

Naughty Florals is an eCommerce store that combines hand-painted watercolour florals, cheeky sayings, and stationery. Heather Brassington felt overwhelmed starting her own website, but with the help of ShopHERE she was able to make it come to life.

by Alexis Kelly September 13, 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
Behind The Artist: When Talent Meets Passion

Art by Ceri, showcases the genius and talent of Ceri Lamplugh. An artist based in Guelph, Ontario, who has been blowing people’s minds for more than 20 years with her art and thanks to the ShopHERE Program has been able to find success online.

by Edgar Melo Santeliz September 02, 2021
Woman Owned And Mama Made!

Two Sparrows Diaper Co. was founded by Tara Tourloukis when she began searching for the best cloth diaper for her children. Noticing a gap in the market Tara took the opportunity to launch her very own one of a kind cloth diaper business.

by Michelle Foster August 30, 2021

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