Small Business Revolution

Red Wing made a strong showing in the 2017 Small Business Revolution contest hosted by Deluxe Corp. We were among the top five finalists aiming to win the $500,000 grand prize to refresh our downtown and support local businesses. The winner would also be featured in season two of the Small Business Revolution television series.

Sadly, though we alternated between the #1 and #2 spot in the final online voting round, we lost out in the end to Bristol Borough, Penn.

Though we didn’t take home the big prize, the Deluxe team did handpick a local businessJosephson’s Clothing Storefor a special project. The Deluxe team worked to design high-end packaging for Josephson’s, free of charge, and they featured the experience in a promotional video for their packaging design services.

Deluxe also came back to Red Wing to host a free event for our local business leaders in May 2017. “How to Market Your Small Business Effectively” walked us through the importance of SEO, social media, and website design, and it was wonderful having Deluxe experts on hand to answer our questions and inspire the next phase of our evolution as a downtown.

It was really quite an experience to be involved in a project so large-scale that folks across the stateand the United Stateswere all paying attention and clicking in their votes for Red Wing to win. We really came together as a community, and you could feel that energy throughout the city. We really know how to unite for #myredwing!

Small Business Revolution Videos

Small Business Revolution - Rivertown Comics & Games, Red Wing...

As we visit the towns on the short list for season two, we're also connecting with local business owners to talk about their challenges. In Red Wing, MN, we had the pleasure of speaking to Adam Hansen of Rivertown Comics & Games about marketing on a small budget.

Posted by The Small Business Revolution on Monday, December 12, 2016

Greetings from Red Wing, Minnesota, one of the cities on the short list for season two of our Main Street series. You can show your love for Red Wing by connecting with the Small Business Revolution on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Share a photo of your favorite spot, and tag it with #MyRedWing.

Posted by The Small Business Revolution on Thursday, December 1, 2016

For most small business owners, the struggle to find balance between life and work is an ongoing one. Long hours and hard work are easier to swallow when they're spent working toward your dreams.

Posted by The Small Business Revolution on Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Red Wing MN Businesses Celebrate Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day!We love our small businesses, and we need you to show us the love by voting for Red Wing, MN in The Small Business Revolution! We have until Thursday at 8 p.m. to win $500,000 for our community. Vote on every device, every browser, every day: in the video: Red Wing Republican Eagle, Sam Tsui,, S.W.A.T. ~Salon with a Twist, Red Wing Construction Company, Wisteria Twig Tea Room and Cafe, Kellys Taphouse bar and grill, Quality Cut Remodelers, Red Wing Police Department, Hanisch Bakery and Coffee Shop, Associated Bank, Whimsy's Closet, Red Wing Bicycle Co. & Outfitter, Red Wing Shoes, La mexicana market 2, Liberty's Restaurant & Lounge, United Way of Goodhue, Wabasha & Pierce Counties, Mandy's Coffee & Cafe, Rivertown Comics & Games, Red Wing Public Library, Red Wing Area Chamber of Commerce, Howes Diamond Jewelers, Simple Abundance, Tracy Hardyman, Red Wing Ignite, Red Wing Fire Department, St. James Hotel, Red Wing Visitor and Convention Bureau, Sean Dowse

Posted by Downtown Main Street Red Wing on Tuesday, February 14, 2017