Program providing free coaching for local entrepreneurs
January 1, 2012
As a pro soccer player, Jared Montz of Mandeville knew the values of a good coach, so he started a business: a soccer camp and online soccer academy for kids. But as an entrepreneur, Montz didn't realize how much a coach could help with his business until he began meeting with John Laurie, a New Orleans-based business coach whose free consulting helped Montz's ventures grow in revenue and number of employees.
"We learned a whole lot," Montz said. "The consulting made a world of a difference."
Montz is one of 400 entrepreneurs from the New Orleans area who have received free one-on-one business coaching through the Urban Entrepreneurship Partnership, a free coarse tailored to individual businesses.