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.

Skin Care Made Easy To Heal Mind, Body & Soul

Mekisha created her own products for most of her life because she couldn’t stand buying prescriptions to treat her skin. Mekisha decided it was time for a fresh new look for her business and what better way to do this than with the ShopHERE.

by Michelle Foster January 12, 2022
Premium Tea To Keep You Warm and Healthy

Dino Capuani owns Vaughan-based online retailer Steep Hill Tea Company. With the help of the ShopHERE powered by Google program, Dino was able to bring his premium loose leaf tea and accessories online quickly.

by Alexis Kelly January 11, 2022
Lise Leblanc Counselling and Consulting Provides Online Resources for Mental Health Recovery

Lise Leblanc is the owner of Lise Leblanc Counselling & Consulting, founded in 2018. Lise faced a long personal mental health journey and is now passionate about helping others with their own healing journeys.

by Alexis Kelly December 16, 2021
Empowering Young Canadians to Embrace Natural Beauty

From conception to reality, founder and owner of Pretty Little Secrets Beauty, Dianne Nguyen, helps Canadians highlight their true beauty by embracing one’s natural features.

by Edgar Melo Santeliz November 29, 2021
Reverend helps address Pandemic Mental Health Concerns

Debi DeMutis is a reverend who specializes in counselling. She is also selling artwork and has devoted life and time to educating herself to better serve her clients.

by Alexis Kelly November 25, 2021
Nancy Cunningham’s All-Natural Soaps Will Have You Coming Back For More

Nancy Cunningham changes the artisan cosmetics game by producing high-quality, natural soaps in different shapes, sizes, and scents. Since the digital launch of Cunningham Vintage Soapworks, her business has expanded to all of North America.

by Abdullah Idrees November 05, 2021
These Handmade Soaps Will Fulfill Your Cottagecore Fantasy

See how this small farm-to-customer business took their business to the next level with the help of ShopHERE powered by Google program.

by Stacie George October 25, 2021
Finding Balance Through Art

Micah Nelson aims to bring her passion for yoga, art, and health to all her customers through her brand new website.

by Julia Over October 19, 2021
This Online Tea Store Is Looking To Elevate Your Tea Drinking Experience

Based out of Bowmanville, Ontario, The Gourmet Chai House is designed for tea lovers everywhere. With the help of the ShopHERE Program, Cheryl Pereira was able to share her extensive knowledge and passion for tea drinking with the whole world.

by Drew Phillips-Gavin October 15, 2021

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