Ira Bryck stopped by The Engine: Sunday Edition to talk about all the great things going on at the UMASS Amherst Family Business Center, and his new WHMP radio show. Ira is the Director of the Center, and has a storied career as a business advisor. Under his direction, the UMASS Amherst Family Business Center has grown beyond assisting family owned businesses. It now supports entrepreneurs, managers, and other professionals through the provision of educational forums, roundtable discussions, networking opportunities, and strategic analysis. If you’re not familiar with this fantastic community resource, you won’t want to miss Ira’s interview.
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