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.

How Bee-ing Curious Lead to an Expanding Business

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. 

by Amisha Soni August 22, 2022
The Passion Of Gardening Turned Into The Growth Of A Business

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.

by Shanna Alliman July 11, 2022
Make Your Everyday Coffee Mug One-Of-A-Kind

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.

by Digital Main Street May 11, 2022
Enhancing Living Spaces With Happy, Healthy Plants

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.

by Digital Main Street May 09, 2022
Gingerberry Quilts Shares Eco-Quilting Online: Sew Sustainable!

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.

by Digital Main Street April 13, 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
Find Sustainable Clothing, Decor, and Home Accessories With LAAT Living

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.

by Digital Main Street January 26, 2022
Turning Anxiety Into Creativity

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.

by Michelle Foster December 23, 2021
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 Digital Main Street December 08, 2021

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