The national unemployment rate dropped to a five-year low, of 7%. But, here in Northeast Ohio, small business is booming and entrepreneurs are hiring.
It is a meeting of the minds. Business owners who are making a difference in NE Ohio. The Entrepreneurs Organization or E.O. in Cleveland is 130 people strong and 9,000 worldwide.
"I think everything in Cleveland is really moving in the right direction. There's a lot of great things going on and we're happy to be here and definitely growing."
Alec McClennan owns Good Nature Organic Lawn Care. He's been running the business for 13 years and says the E.O. has helped his company a lot. In fact, he's looking to hire managers and lawn technicians.
"As we add more customers, we are looking for more people to service our yards," McClennan said.
Aaron Grossman runs Alliance Solutions Group, a staffing and recruitment business. He tells us being a part of an organization of entrepreneurs has a huge influence on our economy. It's networking on a big scale.
"It's not about coming in and finding another business and saying 'here is my business, give me business.' It's about learning peer-to-peer learning."
And the knowledge is adding up to big business and a growing economy for Cleveland.
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