Business Services

Connecting entrepreneurs with resources to fortify their business dreams.

Whether you’re looking for coaching or support with a single project, ProsperUs will connect you with resources. We facilitate relationships with professional service providers and provide business service grants to complete projects that will grow your business. Business Services offers coaching for entrepreneurs in the process of finding and investing in professional services like legal, accounting, graphic design, web development, human resources, marketing, and more.

WHAT TO EXPECT

We support you in finding and affording services from professional providers. Our team partners with you throughout the application process to make sure you are learning while growing your business. We are available for questions or concerns that arise.

  • Step 1: Apply using the intake form. We will review your submission and required documents and then we will contact you to learn more.
  • Step 2: Find a trusted service provider using our Business Directory or share a provider with us that you have a relationship with already.
  • Step 3: Submit a scope of work or quote for the services.
  • Step 4: Get approved for a business service grant that can supplement 50-100% of the project cost (limit $2,500).

WHO SHOULD APPLY

We know that it’s not always easy to connect with and afford the necessary services to grow your business. ProsperUs wants to support you whether you’re a grad of our programs or an existing business making an impact in your neighborhood.

  • Types of Projects: Applicants seeking support with coaching and/or a single project with a professional service provider are welcome to complete an intake. ProsperUs does not cover reoccurring operational expenses (like rent).
  • Location: You must have a business located in Detroit, Hamtramck, or Highland Park. Resources for businesses located in Inkster are coming soon. 
  • Requirements: Must be a for-profit business registered with the state of Michigan (LARA) and have an Employer Identification Number (EIN). Applicants should have an active system of bookkeeping and profit and loss statement or a detailed business plan.
  • Applicants: Our approach advocates for those who face challenges, and we prioritize people from low-income communities who identify as Black, indigenous, and/or other people of color including immigrants. Applicants missing required documents may receive additional help during the application process. Contact us if you need help with your application.

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relationships with local professional service providers

SERVICE PROVIDERS

Please connect with our team to learn more about our growing list of trusted professional service providers, or check out the professional service providers on our Business Network Directory.

RESOURCES

Business Directory

Financial Management

Licensing & Permitting

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