a program of Southwest Solutions

Growing Detroit’s neighborhood businesses, one resident at a time.

Entrepreneur Training

A comprehensive, 20-week entrepreneur training program that helps participants realize their potential and develop a business plan.

Business Services

Professional assistance in the areas of Accounting, Commercial Real Estate, Graphic Design, Human Resources, Legal, Marketing, Website Development, and more.


Provides access to capital for start-up and existing small businesses including financing up to $15,000 for start-up businesses and up to $25,000 for existing businesses.

ProsperUS Has Closed Over $500,000 in Loans to Neighborhood Entrepreneurs Since 2014

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ProsperUS Detroit is an entrepreneurial training and small business lending program for Detroit residents designed to empower low and moderate income, immigrant and minority individuals and neighborhoods.  By helping emerging entrepreneurs develop successful businesses, ProsperUS will help strengthen neighborhood economies, create jobs, serve residents with new goods and services, and cultivate community-based leadership.


Business Services



Neighborhood Business Lab - ProsperUS Detroit

ProsperUS Detroit is coming to the Lower East Side and will be at Red Hook Detroit in West Village! Join Matthew Bihun anytime between 11:30 AM and 5 PM for a chance to have them answer questions, have conversations about your business and make access to our services even easier. Thinking of applying for a loan? Looking to use business services? Want to know more about training? Bring any and all questions to an office hours session near you, or any of our other sessions that fit your schedule! Come say hi!

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ProsperUS Detroit Workshop - Business Contracts

Bodman Law will lead an introductory workshop touching on the importance of business contracts ranging from customer and supplier contracts, MOUs and more. ProsperUS Detroit is excited to launch the 2018 Small Business Workshop Series! A small education series led by our staff, trainers & professional service providers.  All workshops are free and open to city of Detroit-based businesses and/or residents, taking place once a month.  Thank you to Citizens Bank for making the series possible through sponsorship and support.

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Save the Date: 2018 ProsperUS Detroit Annual Convening

Join the ProsperUS Detroit staff, our invaluable team of trainers, and our community partners for the annual celebration of place-based entrepreneurship in Detroit's neighborhoods. Join us as we host an exciting pitch competition following a showcase and strolling dinner featuring many of our Entrepreneur Training Graduates and Participants.

5:30-7 PM: ProsperUS Detroit Entrepreneur Showcase & Strolling Dinner 7-8:30 PM: Annual Convening Celebration

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