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Program providing free coaching for local entrepreneurs

January 1, 2012

The Times-Picayune

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. 

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