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.

Detroit's Heart is in its Neighborhoods

ProsperUS Detroit - Pitch Competition 2018 - Chanell Scott Contreras

HOW WE SERVE

ProsperUS Detroit, a program of Southwest Economic Solutions, is a place-based economic development initiative that builds and sustains neighborhood entrepreneurs and small businesses. Through entrepreneur training, business support services, and micro-lending, the program infuses neighborhoods in Detroit with services and capital that support local entrepreneurs, help stabilize neighborhood economies, and inspire the local community.

EntrepreneurTraining

Business Services

Micro-Lending

FEATURED EVENTS

Nov
21
Neighborhood Business Lab - ProsperUS Detroit

ProsperUS Detroit is coming to Northwest Detroit and will be at Good Cakes and Bakes! Join Chris Butterfield anytime between 11:30 AM and 4 PM for a chance to have him 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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Dec
05
Neighborhood Business Lab - ProsperUS Detroit

ProsperUS Detroit is coming to Hamtramck and will be at Oloman Cafe! Join Chris Butterfield anytime between 11:30 AM and 4 PM for a chance to have him 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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Dec
12
Neighborhood Business Lab - ProsperUS Detroit

ProsperUS Detroit is coming to the East English Village/Morningside/Cornerstone area, and will be at ZAB Cultural Collective! Join Chris Butterfield anytime between 11:30 AM and 4 PM for a chance to have him 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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Dec
19
Neighborhood Business Lab - ProsperUS Detroit

ProsperUS Detroit is coming to Cody Rouge / Warrendale and will be at the Edison Branch of Detroit Public Libraries! Join Chris Butterfield anytime between 11:30 AM and 4 PM for a chance to have him 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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Dec
26
Neighborhood Business Lab - ProsperUS Detroit

ProsperUS Detroit is coming to the Lower East Side and will be at MACC Development's The Commons Detroit! Join Chris Butterfield anytime between 11:30 AM and 4 PM for a chance to have him 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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Southwest Economic Solutions provides opportunities for individuals and families to achieve greater economic success.

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