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.

Just A Lady And Her Cat On A Mission To Help Animals

Cynthia Rogers is the owner of 8 Cool Cats Jewelry Shop based out of Oakwood, Ontario. After being scammed on social media, she took the plunge to start her own legitimate online jewelry business that gives back to animal sanctuaries she loves.

by Digital Main Street February 22, 2022
Taking Passion and Turning It Into Your Livelihood

Owner of Miiken Handcrafted, Erin Del Col creates handmade beaded jewellery in Windsor, Ontario. With the help of ShopHERE, Erin was able to transform her love for beading into her livelihood by successfully launching her online store.

by Meena Kanthi February 03, 2022
Feel Powerful and Sophisticated With Armour-Femme Jewelry

Farhana Khan hopes to make women feel powerful, confident, and sophisticated with her online jewelry store Armour-Femme. ShopHERE helped Farhana launch her online store and provided 1:1 support in launching and learning to maintain the store.

by Digital Main Street November 09, 2021
Ancient Armour Inspired Jewellery Brand Enarmoured Pivots Online

Jordan Clarke owns Enarmoured, a handcraft jewellery brand based in Toronto. Inspired by ancient armour, she creates elegant and unique pieces of wearable art. With the help of ShopHERE, Jordan was able to execute her vision for an online store.

by Digital Main Street November 03, 2021
Hairstylist Expands Online Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

Emma Rose Bennett’s salon was closed for four months due to COVID-19. Creating hair accessories was her creative outlet and she decided to open her Toronto-based online store, Rose & Rain Accessories, with the assistance of the ShopHERE program.

by Digital Main Street October 05, 2021
Wingham, ON Boutique Now Offers Boho-Chic Fashion Online

Inspired by her love for all things Bohemian, Juliet Wallace created Boho Tide, a fashion boutique offering unique apparel, accessories, and décor. Juliet has launched her new Square online store to reach customers across Canada!

by Gloria Gao June 11, 2021
Toronto Jeweller Sells Out In One Weekend With New Online Store

Founder of Toronto brand May Vera repurposes designer buttons, charms, and pulls into minimalist everyday jewelry. With a new online store she was able to reach a wider audience than ever before, and sells out in just one weekend.

by Justine Riley April 23, 2021
A New Accessory Aimed To Change The Dating Game

This small business owner is on a mission to revolutionize the dating world, and no were not talking about another new app. Soltera Ring is an accessory that identifies a person as single. This brand new product can be found on the new online store!

by Digital Main Street March 26, 2021
Durham Designer Shares Her One Of A Kind Jewellery With The World

In 2013, Sadé James opened Madeoneofakind by Sadé, an upscale boutique for handmade jewellery, clothing and accessories in Durham, ON. With a new online store, Sadé can reach a broader audience and market to jewellery lovers everywhere!

by Justine Riley March 01, 2021

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