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

May
02

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. The event is generously sponsored by Intuit.


5:30-7 PM: ProsperUS Detroit Entrepreneur Showcase & Strolling Dinner 7-8:30 PM: Annual Convening Celebration
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Jun
20
Neighborhood Business Lab - ProsperUS Detroit

ProsperUS Detroit is coming to Central Woodward / North End and will be at Avalon Cafe and Biscuit Bar! Join Chris Butterfield anytime between 11:30 AM and 4 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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Jun
27
Neighborhood Business Lab - ProsperUS Detroit

ProsperUS Detroit is coming to Southwest Detroit and will be at Mexicantown Bakery! Join Chris Butterfield anytime between 11:30 AM and 4 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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Jul
11
Neighborhood Business Lab - ProsperUS Detroit

ProsperUS Detroit is coming to Grand River WorkPlace in cooperation with Grandmont Rosedale Development Corp! Join Chris Butterfield anytime between 11:30 AM and 4 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! ***EVENT UPDATE** We apologize for the inconvenience this cancellation may cause, but look forward to resuming Neighborhood Business Labs as planned next week!

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Jul
18
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 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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