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Success Stories

Amidst a growing call for digital transformation accelerated by the COVID-19 crisis, the ShopHERE program supported businesses and artists across Canada with their very own online stores. Find some of our graduate success stories below and see how we help participants succeed online.

From Childhood Joy to a Collector's Mission: Natasha's Vintage Toy Quest

Natasha started by selling her vintage Beanie Babies on platforms like Etsy but she yearned for greater control over the appearance of her website. This desire led her to ShopHERE powered by Google, through her local business center.

by Mahjabeen March 28, 2024
A Sweet E-commerce Journey: Good Rising Honey’s Digital Transformation

Dave O'Neil, owner of Good Rising Honey in Welland Ontario, joined the ShopHERE powered by Google program to build a website and integrated e-commerce shop. Online he shares the importance of honeybees to the well-being of our environment and health.

by Ronnella Etwaroo March 15, 2024
Supplying Alchemists and Artificers: Emporium Vitreum

Caroline Andrews decided that it was time to give her business, Emporium Vitreum Enamel Supply, a fresh start. The ShopHERE powered by Google program was able to provide expert support to take the e-Commerce business to the next level.

by Jake Nigh February 13, 2024
Aural's Journey Online

Chekube Anamanya is the 18-year-old entrepreneur behind Aural, an Ottawa-based company specializing in chromesthesia-inspired phone case designs.

by Nicholas Gin January 23, 2024
Embarking on a Digital Adventure with Flow State Bike Co.

Flow State Bike Co is a licensed coffee bar and bike shop in the village of Arkell near Guelph, Ontario. Through the ShopHERE powered by Google program they were able to refresh their online store and implement e-commerce solutions.

by Trey Bunke January 03, 2024
Building a Not-So-Basic Digital Presence with Basic Cups

Iriz Manaig had been operating her business Basic Cups in Kitchener, Ontario, for years. To improve the Basic Cups e-commerce presence, they reached out to the ShopHERE powered by Google program.

by Joelle Awad December 06, 2023
“What’s Your Damage” Rolls Into The Digital Age With A New Online Presence!

Tina Gunn and Jen Metzner run "What's Your Damage?" from Keswick, Ontario. Signing up for the ShopHERE powered by Google program has enabled them to expand their internet visibility.

by Pratham Jamwal September 27, 2023
Transforming Adversity into Opportunity: Positively Impacting Mental Health Awareness One Skull at a Time.

With the support of the ShopHERE powered by Google Program, Kelly Ware transformed their passion into an impactful online business. Explore their hand-painted skull-themed artwork and join their journey of healing and acceptance.

by Juliana Restrepo September 20, 2023
Painting a Digital Canvas: An Interview with Magnolianna Art

Anna K. Hodsdon is an artist and owner of Magnolianna Art, in Cornwall, Ontario. She says that the ShopHERE powered by Google program has made her art more accessible to buyers and has been an incredible blessing in her career.

by Sebastian Chow August 09, 2023

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