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.

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
Enjoy The Beauty In Every Day with Kalon Ceramics.

Kalon Ceramics is an innovative female-owned Canadian business specializing in handmade and unique pottery pieces. The Toronto-based ceramics business has been able to reach their customers online with the help of ShopHERE.

by `Wayne Sandvik February 28, 2022
Guzel, Beautiful Scents Aimed to Provide Comfort

Guzel is the Turkish word for Beautiful. But what does it mean to this business owner? To them it means the 'pleasing comfort that one encounters' and that is the goal this small business hopes to achieve.

by Ayesha Siddiqui February 14, 2022
Rompclomp Combines Fine Art and Furniture

Ashley J. MacDonald owns Rompclomp, a Hamilton-based furniture design studio focused on limited edition bold and playful furniture. With the help of ShopHERE, Ashley was able to bring Rompclomp’s unique furniture online.

by `Wayne Sandvik December 08, 2021
Cozy Up Your Home With Meiva Macrame Home Decor

Sara Nguyen owns and operates Meiva Macrame, a Windsor-based home decor business incorporating home aesthetics with simple modern trends. Sara signed up for the ShopHERE program to bring her business online and was delighted by the results.

by `Wayne Sandvik November 11, 2021
Making It Easy To Add A Splash Of Art, And Colour Into Your Life

Based out of Niagara Falls, ON, Ashley Elizabeth is using her new Shopify site to help promote zero waste efforts with her recycled and repurposed artworks. With a new online store, she's able market her products in innovative ways.

by Michelle Foster August 06, 2021
Online Store Is Giving A New Life To Old Furniture

Tobi Maniacco is giving thrifted and found furniture a new home through her store; Another Look Refinished Furniture. With the help of ShopHERE she was able to get her store online through her new Shopify store.

by Julia Over July 14, 2021
Hamilton-Based Entrepreneur Creates Home And Lifestyle Brand

Feature Text: Frustrated by the difficulties of sourcing stylish and high quality products, Krysten Brunski founded Local Accent, a home and lifestyle brand based in Hamilton, ON. Krysten was able to create and manage her online store with ease.

by Gloria Gao June 21, 2021

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