80% of tuition is granted via Scholarship

80% of tuition is granted via ScholarshipScholarships vary slightly based on individual cohort and other factors.

Helen Shaw - Fall 2013 Graduate

89% of students successfully complete the program

89% of students successfully complete the programAs of March 2016

Charles Collier - Fall 2014 Graduate

460 Entrepreneurs  Trained Since Fall 2012

460 Entrepreneurs Trained Since Fall 2012As of March 2016

Oyin Zuri - Fall 2015 Graduate


Donating time or money helps to open more doors for entrepreneurs in emerging communities. We value your support and are committed to creating worthwhile opportunities for service and donation: offer your expertise; guest lecture; sponsor workshops; fund a 12-week ProsperUS Training Course.


Do you have a skill you want to turn into a business? Do you have a small operation you want to scale up? Do you have an existing business that you want grow? ProsperUS Detroit is here to support entrepreneurs with a 12-week training program, 10 hours of one-on-one consulting, access to technical assistance, lending opportunities and ongoing support.


When you partner with us, you will uncover new possibilities for your business while helping to build the community around you. Foster entrepreneurs by hosting trainings as a Community Partner. Guide entrepreneurs through the training program as a trainer. Equip entrepreneurs by sharing your services and know-how as a technical assistance provider.

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

  • Barbara Saulter

    Barbara Saulter

    Barbara provides foodservices systems management and nutirition consulting.
  • Carribean Gutierrez

    Carribean Gutierrez

    Ribbie's Tax Preparation Service, based in Southwest Detroit, provides tax services, community educaiton about tax laws and opportunities to become a tax preparer. 
  • Harriette Brown

    Harriette Brown

    Harriette has overcome many obstacles to make her dream of opening her own catering business a reality. Sisters on a Roll Catering has been in business since 2013…

ProsperUS Detroit
Southwest Solutions (
The Welcome Center)
2835 Bagley, Suite 800

Detroit, MI 48216
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Connecting to Talent

Connecting to Talent Finding the Untapped, Hidden Talent of entrepreneurs in low-income communities

Linking Energy to Place

Linking Energy to Place Linking Energy to Place creating the critical mass needed to revitalize neighborhoods

Long Term Approach

Long Term Approach Taking a Comprehensive, Long-Term Approach that helps entrepreneurs succeed

Building Capacity

Building Capacity Building Local and National Capacity of individuals, organizations and communities

Eliminating Barriers

Eliminating Barriers Eliminating Barriers through accessible, multi-cultural programs and services

Working at Scale

Working at Scale Working at Scale while communities retain ownership and enjoy the benefits of success

Our Neighborhoods

  • Graduate Winter 2013

    The ProsperUS class has been so helpful and empowering to me, the most significat thing has been having a great coach who facilitates and leads our class, she is available to help me wth further research and potential resources different strategies to try to move the business forward...

  • Community Partner Employee

    You guys are laying the foundation for businesses.. this will be a vital piece for revitalizing this area (focus hope)

  • Graduate Fall 2013

    Prosperus helped bring focus and refinement to the multitude of responsibilities associated with starting a business… in the long run I'm better prepared to provide a value driven service to members in the community and for that I'm grateful

  • Graduate Winter 2013

    It has truly helped me to grow my business. I'm truly grateful to have been part of this class.. I met some wonderful people and connections.

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