After the real estate market crashed in 2007 Mr. Coffie launched a successful consulting company helping small business owners earn millions in revenues via federal small business programs. In 2012 he launched Evankoff Construction, a steel erection company building airplane hangars and metal buildings for government agencies around the country. In 2017 Mr. Coffie launched Scorecontracts @ YouTube a channel to help other small businesses achieve their revenue goals using the power of federal contracts.
The podcast Govcon Giants is dedicated to showcasing the scalability of growing a business harnessing the power of federal dollars. The marketplace is wide open for all that want to gain a piece.
Meet some of the world’s greatest masterminds behind the trillion-dollar behemoth.
We interview small firms, large firms, past and current contract officials, government agencies and their representatives all in the name of helping the small business get a leg up in the industry.
If you want to participate in this market then you are in the right place.
Joshua Duvall - The value and importance of a debriefings and using it as your business strategy
Joshua Duvall is a trusted counsel and outside general counsel to small and mid-size government contractors, where he counsels clients in complex government contracts matters, including bid protests disputes, teaming agreements, subcontracts, joint ventures, regulatory compliance, and cybersecurity.
In this interview we discuss everything about debriefings, pre-award and post award debriefings. The value and importance of debriefings and how to use debriefings as a business strategy and more.
Making A Giant 007: Maria & Nicole Sharp - The importance of creating your vision, achieving personal goals and overcoming imposter syndrome
Today’s guest, Nicole Sharp founded her company Griffin Consulting Partners in 2017. Though she formed the corporation, it wasn’t until a few years ago that she decided to go full time and really work on the business. What is so humbling about Nicole was that even after winning her first contract she wondered how she got here. If that seems like an all too familiar circumstance of imposter syndrome stay tuned to this episode to hear what she did next and how she overcame it.
Sarah Dunn- Employee Benefits & Insurance Specialist with The Capital Group/GovTech Insurance, Founder of Women in GovCon
Sarah Dunn has founded and personally runs a unique and very needed organization in the GovCon industry. It is a group for GovCon Women C-Suite executives simply called Women in GovCon. Women in GovCon is a group of GovCon owners and C-level executives getting together at exclusive events for the purpose of winning more contracts, providing mentorship opportunities and growth strategies.
For full episode show notes and links, go to: govcongiants.com/podcast
Ariela Wagner - Protecting Construction Lien & Bond Claim Rights for Subcontractors and Supplier
In this episode, Ariela and I discuss how small companies can stay protected during these difficult times when money is a scarce resource. I can tell you from someone who personally went through multiple instances of having to fight to get paid, this solution made a ton of sense to me. Her and I dig into her journey and back story of business hazing, litigation and climbing her way back to the top.
Roberta Moore - Learning from the reality of failures, challenges, & difficult moments that shaped her character
Today’s show is part 2 of a two part series with Roberta Moore. She had so many stories to share that we could not get the all into one single episode. In this interview we dive right into some of the challenging times stories that seams like its from out of a book. More soap opera and drama, but very real because it involves the harsh reality that one can face when hiring friends and not the best candidate. This interview I believe will help someone make more sound decisions when growing out their team
Mike Melo - Serving people in the arena and highlighting values of leadership, integrity and hard work
Mike Melo president and CEO of ITA International started his company with his wife. Interestingly, it was Melo's father who inspired the name of his company, ITA. It is derived from a passage in a 1910 speech by Teddy Roosevelt referred to as "The Man in the Arena" in which Roosevelt praises those who work hard and demonstrate values of leadership, integrity, and hard work rather than simply sitting on the sidelines.
This podcast has helped me build the confidence and support that I need to dive into the government space. Thank you Eric and company for making this podcast and navigating and encouraging people like myself! Mahalo nui loa! 100% fire!
Eric’s guests combine hidden gems and jewels in the crown!
Eric is a dynamic host with a ton of first hand experience who brings an awesome mix of guests and topics. Some of the biggest experts in govcon share their secrets, but Eric also finds folks that otherwise listeners would never meet, like Ryan Atencio, who is right in the thick of contracting with the 75th Ranger Battalion at Fort Bragg. I loved the July 28 episode where Ryan gets really specific and practical about to make it easy for government buyers to choose you. Love this show!
I started my company back in 2012 but never truly got it off the ground until 2019. I’ve still not bid on a contract but I feel I’m ready. Eric through these podcast and YouTube videos has single handedly educated me on government contracts, getting my SDVOSB, helping me to understand not to pursue getting an 8a certification until my company is ready to completely benefit from the program...and much more. If you are a new business wanting to get into government contracting opportunities and don’t know acronyms like SAM, SBA, 8a, DSBS, VBOC, OSDBU, FBO/Beta SAM and so many more then listen to these podcasts. Don’t feel bad because I didn’t know either but listening forced me to research and get familiar. I’ve even reached out to a former guest and she was very helpful and willing to assist. I could go on and on but TRUST ME! Just listen😁