Government Contractors Association, Modavate, Amyra Tutoring Services, and SuiteLife Systems
I got to sit down with experts from Government Contractors Association, Modavate, Amyra Tutoring Services, and SuiteLife Systems this week. Recently on LinkedIn I read a great post by Abe Xiong, of Government Contractors Association. I related to much he shared in his article about his pleasant surprise encounter with a stranger who had hit his car while he was on a trip. The stranger who had bumped his fender was kind enough to leave their contact number and had already contacted their insurance company about the incident when he called. I thought it was a great story to share and that inspired me to look into what Government Contractors Association was all about. Given their expertise in the steps required to secure a contract with a government agency I thought it would be great to have him join us on the show. Abe shared some excellent information about the association and if you have a business that has a potential to grow through doing business with the government (as Abe points out, the largest customer in the world), membership with Government Contractors Association is a must. They provide coaching along the way and serve up an array of tips and information that increase the likelihood a company can successfully do business with a government agency.
Abe introduced us to Buki Opanuga, of Modavate. They’re a digital marketing and technology company. They help businesses develop a plan for and executing a marketing strategy across the full gamut of digital platforms. Their suite of services includes web design, SEO, SEM, social media marketing, and more. They work with a wide range of companies and even organizations such as CDC. Buki talked about how Modavate came to be and how they had hoped to grow by expanding to include government agencies as clients. She linked up with Government Contractors Association and took advantage of the helpful services they provide, ultmately becoming 8(a) Certified, which has lead to even more opportunity. She gives some great advice for business owners thinking about vying for a government contract.
Barbara Culp, of Amyra Tutorial Services, also a member of GCA and benefactor of their expertise, joined us to talk about their K-12 tutoring services. She shared how she became inspired to open her business and the meaning behind the name she chose. It’s clear she has a passion for helping children learn and now, by being able to effectively engage with the public school system, she is starting to see great potential for her company to grow.
Kenny Miller is the National Director of Sales for SuiteLife Systems. They offer a software solution that gives an enterprise a platform through which they can monitor mission-critical equipment for trouble in an effective, easy-to-use interface that lets their users achieve efficiencies in how they monitor/react to problems, and even how they consume power. Data their solution provides empowers users to moderate the way they manage their power consumption in ways that lead to substantial cost savings overnight. SuiteLife Systems solutions make sense for a wide variety of enterprises and even organizations like schools and churches that have large operations and/or media networks/content generation services.
Abe Xiong, President of Government Contractors Association
- Bachelors, Business Management, Minor in Leadership, Shorter College
- Former President/Founder, Metro Furniture
- Co-Founder, Fmr. President, Government Business Consultants
- Fluent, Hmong
Buki Opanuga, CEO/Digital Marketing Strategist of Modavate
- Masters, Internet Marketing, San Francisco University
- Former Product Support Specialist, Onity
- Successful Freelance Web Designer
- Second Language, Yoruba
Barbara Culp, President of Amyra Tutorial Services
- Certified National Trainer, Time To Teach
- Former Clinical Supervisor, School of Education, Brenau University
- Retired Principal, Atlanta Public Schools
- MA, Education, Clark University
- Former Senior Account Manager, Comprehensive Technical Group
- Former Manager, Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers
- Former Senior Account Manager, Niche Video Products