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.

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
Local Welder Brings Structural Art Into Your Home

Weld Done+ melds art and structural welding to bring you one of a kind designs. Creator Cyreks, is excited to introduce you to their new Square online store where you can find unique, handmade pieces for every occasions.

by Julia Over April 08, 2021
Adapting Legal Services For The Digital Space

Thanks to the aid of the ShopHERE Powered by Google Program, Abiodun’s business can provide clients with information on immigration services, small claims court, employment issues, human rights and many other legal matters online!

by Ekua Sekyere March 22, 2021
Port Bolster Woodcrafter Uses eCommerce To Attract New Buyers

Woodcrafter from Polt Bolster, ON joins the digital age by setting up a Shopify store. They can now sell their famous handmade wooden charcuterie boards, cheese boards and other dining accessories.

by Justine Riley March 22, 2021
Bring A Little Bit Of The Kawarthas Into Your Home

Pam Buckler creates original artwork inspired by the beautiful Kawarthas. Her work can now be found on her brand new Square online store!

by Julia Over March 18, 2021
Adapting To Provide Insurance Coverage Online

With the help of the ShopHERE Program, Insurance Toronto gained an online platform to continue providing coverage to those who need insurance. Operating for over 20 years, Gerry Avram and his team provide affordable insurance from top carriers. 

by Julia Over December 17, 2020
Your One Stop Clinic For All Things Skin

Claraderma is a medical aesthetics clinic that is dedicated to helping patients address their skin needs. Through their new online store, clients can now purchase and re-stock their selection of products, without visiting the clinic.

by Menna Shawky November 18, 2020

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