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.

We're Hooked...On Canadian Baits!

Canadian Baits was created after owner Eric began making fishing baits for his friends. Eric’s creative freedom and feeling of accomplishment lead him to the ShopHERE Program, where he launched his own online store that is available across Canada.

by Michelle Foster July 28, 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
Candle-Maker From Waterloo Sells Out In 24 Hours

Simple Roots Candle Co. recently launched their new Square online store. They had 8 orders within the first ten minutes of her website being live, and 24 hours later she completely sold out! Owner Cass is excited for to launch her small business.

by Brigette Aguilar May 04, 2021

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