In case you missed it, Matthew Weigelt wrote a really good article on the Obama administration and how it can benefit small businesses. It’s an interesting article because he not only talks about the new opportunities that could come for veteran-owned and woman-owned businesses, but also discusses the potential negative impact to Alaska Native Corporations (ANCs). His article appears in the January 2009 issue of Washington Technology or can be found on line at

It’s a well rounded article and I particularly like the attention Mr. Weigelt paid to the woman-owned business contracting program. We’ve been hearing for years about how this program is supposed to go into effect. We’ll see if the Mr. Obama and his SBA Administrator nominee, Karen Mills, will be able to implement a program that makes sense and doesn’t lock out the majority of woman-owned businesses.