Katie grew up in Southern California and ended up in Lakeland after marrying her husband, Logan. She worked in marketing + public relations for a number of years until she made the leap into becoming a business owner. Her day-to-day life is consumed by many roles, including mother, wife, and volunteer, so adding “business owner” to the list seemed like the next logical step to take. Starting this company in Lakeland was not part of the plan following the move, but the opportunity practically fell into Katie’s lap. She saw an opportunity that she could not pass up as an aspiring entrepreneur, so she took it. Katie soon began to recognize the immense need for a new type of cleaning service in Lakeland, finding that business owners were far too often unsatisfied with their cleaning service providers. Office Pride meets this widespread demand for change by providing a higher standard of quality, professionalism, and consistency.
What is your business? Office Pride is an award-winning, locally-owned + operated commercial cleaning company that provides high-quality and consistent cleaning services. We stand firmly on the values of honesty, integrity, and hard-work and incorporate them into everything we do.
Who are your clients? We work primarily with small to mid-sized businesses who are looking for top-quality commercial cleaning services.
What inspired you to become an entrepreneur? I was privileged to help many entrepreneurs + small businesses find success through marketing and advertising campaigns in my former career. I saw a bit of myself in these owners, enjoyed learning about their journey, and felt inspired to follow the same direction.
How has Catapult helped you? Catapult has provided me with an affordable space to work + conduct staff interviews. Since our workforce is mobile, we needed a conference room space that was accessible and available. Catapult was the perfect fit!
Favorite things to do in Lakeland? Shop at Dixieland Relics, eat breakfast at Born & Bread and walk Lake Hollingsworth with my family. Can you tell I live in Dixieland?
Why Lakeland? Lakeland is where it’s at! There is a supportive business community and it is a great place for families. Also, there are plenty of golf course options (which my husband appreciates).
What is your Secret Sauce? I get a full-night sleep, drink a ton of water, and try my best to work ON my business and not IN it.
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