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Complete this form to apply to ProsperUS Detroit's Entrepreneur Training Program! 

This 12 to 16 week program will build your understanding of business concepts and assist in the completion of key elements of a business plan and finances. 

Participants will meet in small class sessions about once per week to work on these fundamentals. Each session will meet for two hours. Participants also have the opportunity to meet with their instructor for up to 10 hours of one-on-one consulting. These sessions allow you to get more personalized feedback and support.

Applicants must live in Detroit, Hamtramck, or Highland Park and own or intend to start for-profit businesses. Although we prioritize operational businesses, we may also accept experienced and focused applicants.

We are currently accepting applications for Spring 2021.

Applications will be open until 11:59 PM on Friday, January 31st.

We will review applications and contact those selected for an in person interview in February. Those who do not receive interviews will also be notified at that time. 

Thank you for your interest in ProsperUS, we look forward to reviewing your application!


Please note that you do not need to take this class to apply for our business services or loans. However, to qualify for these programs you will need:

      • A for-profit business located in the Detroit, Hamtramck, or Highland Park
      • Registered with the state of Michigan (LARA) and a federal EIN number
      • An active system of bookkeeping
      • Profit-Loss statements, or a detailed business plan
If you need help meeting these requirements, please apply for this program.

If you have these documents and would like to use one of our other services, please contact us

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We believe you are capable of accomplishing the goals you set for yourself. Sometimes, we want to share your success story with our partners and the wider community. This form allows us to share the outcomes of your hard work.

I hereby authorize Southwest Solutions (SWS) and its sister agencies Southwest Housing Solutions (SWHS), Southwest Counseling Solutions (SWCS) and Southwest Economic Solutions (SWES) to develop and use the following:

I understand that the above checked items will be used for promotional, journalistic and/or educational material including use on the internet. I hereby give my consent to be named in the photographs, video images, or other images made of me or my family member(s). I also consent to interviews with a representative of SWS and/or a member of the new media. I understand and agree that these materials may be used by the news media or by SWS for the purpose outlined above

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I understand that I may revoke this consent at any time except to the extent that action based on this consent has been taken. This authorization is fully understood and is made voluntarily on my part.

Without revocation, this consent is ongoing until revoked in writing. 



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I authorize Center for Working Families, ProsperUS Detroit, and other programs of Southwest Economic Solutions to collaborate and release information in order to enhance my overall experience.

I also understand that financial coaching services offered through Center for Working Families is voluntary and separate from the ProsperUS Detroit program, and all information about my financial situation will be held in strict confidence.