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Small Business Opportunities with the General Services Administration (GSA)

Have you ever considered selling your product or service to the biggest buyer in the world? The Federal Government?  Learn about contracting opportunities, the process & resources available.

Pamela Smith-Cressel, Director, Office of Business Utilization – Pacific Region will discuss contracting opportunities, the process, & resources available.

 What does GSA do?

 Understand how the Federal Government makes their buying decisions

 Learn what GSA buys

 Learn how to sell to and through GSA

 Understand how to market to our agency

 Provide advocacy resources

 Identify GSA sources of support


Monday, December 20, 2021

12:00 noon – 1:30 p.m. HST

Online - link to be sent to registrants



Go to and check out the Small Business Events section to register or find out about more events.

Starting an LGBTQ+ Business
Presented by: The Patsy T. Mink Center for Business & Leadership (MCBL)
Date: December 15, 2021, Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Registration/more information: Starting an LGBTQ+ Business (

How to Start a Business in Hawaii
Presented by: Hawaii Small Business Development Center, Oahu Center)
Date: December 22, 2021, Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Registration/more information: How to Start a Business in Hawaii (

About the U.S. Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration makes the American dream of business ownership a reality. As the only go-to resource and voice for small businesses backed by the strength of the federal government, the SBA empowers entrepreneurs and small business owners with the resources and support they need to start, grow or expand their businesses, or recover from a declared disaster. It delivers services through an extensive network of SBA field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations. To learn more, visit

SBA’s participation is not an endorsement of the views, opinions, products or services of any other person or entity. All SBA programs and services are extended to the public on a non-discriminatory basis. Reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Please call the SBA at 541-2990 to make arrangements.