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.

Modernizing A Legacy Business

Penny and Dale Rudderham are the owners of Brunet Monuments, a legacy business in Cornwall, Ontario. Penny and Dale work diligently to modernize the business, and signed up for the ShopHERE program to help with their online presence.

by Alexis Kelly June 20, 2022
Helping More People Find Their Path To Canada

BEAM Canada Immigration Consulting was created to help people go through the Canadian immigration process and to find a way to come to Canada. It also focuses on helping people who are already in Canada and want to bring their family.

by Michelle Foster June 13, 2022
Picture Yourself Well: Registered Art Therapist

Kelly Gauthier is passionate that everyone should have the opportunity to access online support whenever they need it. So, she signed up for ShopHERE to bring her art and photo therapy practice, Picture Yourself Well, online.

by Alexis Kelly May 18, 2022
Nexgen Creates Online Store To Make Customer Experience Easier

Nexgen Signs and Printing carries forward family history in the signage and print materials industry. When bringing the business to Shopify, Nexgen owner Angel Potter signed up for the ShopHERE program to bring her vision to life.

by Alexis Kelly May 04, 2022
The Saddle Shack Brings Custom Leather Items Online

The Saddle Shack is a custom leather shop based in Mount Forest, Ontario, with each leather piece handcrafted on-site. Wanting to take their shop online, Sharri Crowley and Steve Close applied for the ShopHERE program.

by Alexis Kelly April 11, 2022
Rethinking Business: SBG & CO Completely Rebrands Due to the Pandemic

A Toronto based aesthetician was forced to rethink how she did business due to the pandemic labeling her services as “non-essential”. This led to Sophia’s journey to restructure her in person service to an online eCommerce Store.

by Ayesha Siddiqui March 28, 2022
The Power of Confidence: Making A Dream Her Reality

Studio 22 Aesthetics all started as a vision after the owner Alex Somers was able to step back and reflect on her 16 year long career in the aesthetics industry during the pandemic.

by Michelle Foster March 21, 2022
“Win-Win:” Allwin Printing Modernizes Their Website

Kamal Abbasi has always wished to have a modern website but the quotes were too high. With the help of the ShopHERE Program, Kamal was able to build a new website for his printing business.

by Alexis Kelly March 09, 2022
Empowering Women To Shine The Spotlight On Themselves

Danielle Joworski’s business is focused on helping women feel more comfortable shining the spotlight on themselves. To increase their visibility in a way that makes them stand out, be seen, heard and found, all while feeling authentic to themselves.

by Michelle Foster January 24, 2022

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