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.

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
“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
Rose Finlay Urges For “Inclusive Solutions For All”

Rose Finlay’s goal is to help bridge the gaps between disabled communities and equal access to opportunity through collaborative learning. Her Clarington-based business, Inclusive Solutions, extended its reach online with the help of ShopHERE.

by Alexis Kelly December 22, 2021
Mercury Professional Solutions Assists Businesses With HR

Stephanie Mayers created Mercury Professional Solutions to support businesses with HR processes. Stephanie was unsure whether an online store would be beneficial to her service-based business, but was pleasantly surprised by the ShopHERE program.

by Alexis Kelly December 21, 2021
Time To Bring On The Dancing!

Andy’s Dance Party was created after owner, Andy Dewar spent time on different dance floors anywhere he could find music. He’s always the first one on the dance floor and the last one off.

by Michelle Foster December 14, 2021
Reverend helps address Pandemic Mental Health Concerns

Debi DeMutis is a reverend who specializes in counselling. She is also selling artwork and has devoted life and time to educating herself to better serve her clients.

by Alexis Kelly November 25, 2021
Mississauga Entrepreneur Launches Successful Virtual Services Site

Young entrepreneur, Alanis Sanchez from Mississauga, Ontario expanded her new online business, VirtuAlanis with the help of the ShopHERE Program Powered by Google.

by Brigette Aguilar August 31, 2021
Ottawa Friends Successfully Complete 100 Luxury Pop-Up Picnics

With indoor dining closed and events on hold, picnics have been a great and safe alternative to gathering outside with friends. Luxury pop-up picnics have gone viral on social media as a new aesthetically pleasing way to upscale outdoor gatherings.

by Brigette Aguilar July 26, 2021
Ontario Flowers Bloom Into Cyberspace

Instead of having to manage multiple platforms, Ashlee Smith's brand-new online store consolidates eCommerce tools that integrate consultation scheduling apps, handle floral delivery bookings, and direct customer inquiries straight to her phone.

by Abdullah Idrees July 15, 2021

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