a program of Southwest Solutions

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

Micro-Lending

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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AREAS WE SERVE

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.

EntrepreneurTraining

Business Services

Micro-Lending

FEATURED EVENTS

Sep
07

ProsperUS Detroit is coming to Cody Rouge / Warrendale and will be at Cody Rouge Community Action Alliance! Join Amanda Brewington and Chris Butterfield anytime between 11 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! For more information about the ProsperUS Neighborhood Office Hours, please follow this link.

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Sep
08
Small Business Workshop: Online Marketing - ProsperUS Detroit

Presented by JaTara Wright, founder of Innovative Marketing Artistry, with the generous support of Citizens Bank:

  • Establishing a business presence in the digital world and ways to elevate your voice in the digital world and set the proper foundation for growth according to basic search engine requirements;
  • Tips to create an optimized website that communicates across every available device;
  • Understand why "content is king" and "distribution and delivery is queen" to success online;
  • Basic understanding of SEO & PPC and more.

EMAIL CBUTTERFIELD@SWSOL.ORG TO REGISTER

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Sep
14

ProsperUS Detroit is coming to Central Woodward / North End and will be at the Business Village at Focus: HOPE! Join Amanda Brewington and Chris Butterfield anytime between 11 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! For more information about the ProsperUS Neighborhood Office Hours, please follow this link.

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