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.

Modern Abode: Bringing You Authentic Mid-Century Treasures

Owned and operated by Jane Pearson, Modern Abode has been collecting and specializing in Mid-Century Modern decorative arts since 1999.

by Michelle Foster December 07, 2022
A Gallery Director Turned Pattern Maker Goes Online with Print on Demand

5ive-On Designs has only been in business since 2020, originally creating prints for masks and clothing, but owner Patti recognized that in order to expand her market she needed to create an eCommerce store.

by Somera Muzaffar November 28, 2022
Expanding into the Digital World

Built on a tradition of parametric design and sustainability, DSS Studio aims to expand (pun intended) its eco-futuristic structures into the digital landscape with ShopHERE powered by Google.

by Aidan Astridge October 19, 2022
Canadian Family Owned Business Expands Online

Wallpaper and Wall Murals 4 All is a family owned Canadian business based out of Vaughan, Ontario. Their online eCommerce store offers a wide selection of wallpaper and wall murals with a variety of designer collections.

by Michelle Foster October 17, 2022
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
Luxury Products Makes Business Owner A Positive Influence

Pomp & Sass is an Ontario based social enterprise offering an exclusive line of luxury woven towels. Pomp & Sass towels are ethically made, sustainable and they donate a portion of their profits to the Canadian Women’s Foundation.

by Michelle Foster September 07, 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
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

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