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.
As a principle, Mahmoud and Zaid believe gadgets can simplify life around us and make things more enjoyable for everyone. With this passion, they started Smarty Gadgets Inc. with the goal of providing useful products to their community.
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.
The Garden Shed started by owner Heather Smith is a small business based in Guelph, Ontario. Heather’s passion for helping her friends and family with their gardens turned into her creating her own business doing exactly that.
Kelly Davison is the owner and artist behind KD Designs Tumblers and More located in Verona, Ontario. To bring her business online, she signed up for the ShopHERE program and couldn’t be happier to have her own website.
As a passionate gardener and urban plantlife admirer with extensive experience in luxury fashion, Ashleigh Paluka founded Helloplants in 2021. Through her venture, she aims to share her love for plants and the joy they can bring to people’s lives.
Gingerberry Quilts is a small online quilting shop focused on sustainability. Jody Groenendyk set up her business to share her creativity and passion for quilting with others. To bring the business online, Jody signed up for the ShopHERE program.
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.
Susan Bishop is the owner of Pneumacity Inc based out of Thunder Bay. Pneumacity Inc is the parent to LAAT Living, an eCommerce website started with the help of ShopHERE, which sells sustainable clothing, decor, and home accessories.
My Delusional Designs was created after owner Stacey Broad began creating handmade items as an outlet to help her deal with the overwhelming feelings that she was experiencing at the time.