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.


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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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Join the ProsperUS Detroit staff, our invaluable team of trainers, and our community partners for a fall celebration of place-based entrepreneurship in Detroit's neighborhoods. We had an incredible time hosting entrepreneurs, community stakeholders, and advocates at this year's annual event, so we wanted to create another opportunity for our partners and participants to come together and celebrate. Join us as we host an exciting pitch competition following a showcase and strolling dinner featuring many of our Entrepreneur Training Graduates and Participants. 5:30-6:30 PM: ProsperUS Detroit Entrepreneur Showcase & Strolling Dinner 6:30-8 PM: Annual Convening Celebration

  • Welcome from ProsperUS Detroit and Southwest Economic Solutions
  • Pitch Competition
  • Graduate Testimony
  • Update from The Lunch Stop, Winner of the 2017 Annual Convening Pitch Competition
  • Celebration of Detroit Entrepreneurship
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