No one will ever accuse Zach Gilmore of waiting for success to come his way.
To the contrary, this energetic and driven local entrepreneur currently runs two successful businesses, and is working on rolling out two additional ventures in 2020. As his aspirations and influence have grown, so has his need for local meeting space and creative virtual office solutions.
BTB Catering and Lakeland Valet
“BTB Catering began in 2001 when I set up a grill by the side of the road, and started selling barbecue to people driving by,” Zach shares. Now 18 years and 30 delicious awards later, the business provides exceptional food for weddings, business meetings and local networking events throughout Polk County and across the state of Florida. But as impressive as the growth has been, Zach was not done building his professional portfolio.
When he took ownership of Lakeland Valet, a 30-year-old parking management company, he was committed to continuing and exceeding the organization’s reputation for excellence. It was through his desire to expand corporate clientele that he first crossed paths with Kate at My Office & More. “I wanted to present a professional image which more accurately reflected the high standards of my organization”, Zach says. “Meeting at the local coffee shop was no longer a good option for us.”
Zach approached My Office & More in order to hold a business meeting with the Lakeland Magic, a Lakeland Valet client. The facility provided gave him the ability to meet his clientele in a formal, yet friendly, setting.
The coworking space allows him to present his business plan in a corporate environment, utilizing quality A/V equipment and TV screens, and to project the professional image he was looking for. The Lakeland workspace functions as both a virtual office with a commercial mailing address and a tangible place to meet with clients.
More than Meeting Space
Owner Kate Lake is a big part of the benefit of using meeting space at the Main Street facility.
“Kate pays attention to everything you say when you meet with her. Her response to your business needs is thorough and thoughtful”, Zach says. This is the “more” aspect of My Office & More. Not only can you acquire Lakeland workspace, or find an office for rent – but you feel like you have gained a colleague. Kate is omnipresent, helping in whatever capacity she can to make her members successful. Zach shares that Kate has become a dear friend, even staying for a few late nights to assist with RFPs and proposals, and referring him business when the opportunity arises.
What Does Your Business Need?
My Office & More is the right workplace solution for Zach Gilmore and his growing business empire. If you are looking for a virtual office, Lakeland meeting rooms, or need a private office – we invite you to stop by for a cup of Patriot Coffee and a discussion on how we can help. With so many flexible solutions and options, we are sure that we can find the perfect fit for your business needs.
Just ask Zach.
To reserve your private office or meeting space, call the My Office & More team at
(863) 333-5120 or visit us at 122 E. Main Street in Lakeland.