Services for Small Businesses


contributes to healthy, walkable neighborhoods by providing diverse goods and services, creating jobs, and investing in the built environment. We provide comprehensive technical assistance to sustain and grow local businesses.


“My company, Shega Foods, has been in the neighborhood for 18 years. Over that time, I have worked with Redesign on three real estate projects.  I believe that our company growth has directly depended on the consulting Redesign provided, their financial support, including their Hiawatha Revolving Loan Fund, and the partnership we formed to build the new bakery at 2610 East 32nd Street. That growth could not have happened without Redesign’s support.”

– Worku Mindaye, owner of Shega Foods

Small Business Consulting and Technical Assistance

Are you interested in support with launching, developing, or marketing your business?

Redesign offers a wide range of support to entrepreneurs, through in-house expertise and expert partners. From digital marketing to financial counseling, and everything in between, our team is here to help your business thrive in Seward and Longfellow.

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Property Development Consulting and Brokerage

Interested in buying your space from your landlord? Interested in renovating or developing your space?

Redesign offers a wide range of consulting assistance to commercial renters and property owners. Our team has developed projects of all scales, from 1,000 square foot storefront buildouts to 20,000 square foot industrial renovations.

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Storefront Improvement Program

Need support to increase your street presence or improve your business’ visibility?

In partnership with The City of Minneapolis, Redesign can connect you to grant funding for storefront improvements like new signage, windows, and other facade upgrades.

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Low Interest and Interest-free Business Lending

Looking for a loan to launch or grow your business?

If your business has plans to expand your existing capacity by adding square footage, acquiring a new piece of equipment, or relocating to our service area, you may be eligible for a low interest business loan. The fund is designed to support job creation.

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Redesign, Inc. (formerly Seward Redesign) is a nonprofit community developer that works to build a generative local economy in our service area covering the Minneapolis neighborhoods of Seward, Longfellow, Cooper, Howe, and Hiawatha. We provide brokerage, buildout support, technical assistance, and façade improvement services and can connect you with options for financing, architecture, and legal support. Those impacted by the recent uprising in our area may be eligible for additional support through Lake Street Council and others. For assistance please fill out our contact form and we will reach out to you as soon as possible.