University of Massachusetts Amherst

Family Business Center

Reprint Rules

If You Would Like to Reprint Articles and/or Link to Our Site:

Thank you for your interest in using content from our website and newsletter to improve your own. This is how it works:

1) You may freely link to or refer to the website of the UMass Amherst Family Business Center (, or link directly to an article on our site, as long as the site you're linking form is not pornography or hate speech. If you include our center or site on your links page, please describe us as "UMass Amherst Family Business Center: A Continuing Resource for Family and Closely Held Businesses" While you don't need our permission to link, we'd love to hear that you did, and would consider linking back to you, if your site is also educational and non-commercial.

2) You can use content from our site, but only with our permission. To request permission, please contact Ira Bryck at with the name of the article(s) you'd like to use, the website or newsletter where you'll publish it, and a brief description of your audience. You will need to include the proper attributions,including a link back to our site (with "UMass Amherst Family Business Center: A Continuing Resource for Family and Closely Held Businesses").

3) If the article is authored by our professional writer, Shel Horowitz (clearly noted in the article) you will need to: (a) include an attribution to him that he will provide individually for each article (please obtain this before reproducing the article) and (b) pay him the appropriate standard fee for reprint ($20, if on a site where content is free; $100 on a site where readers pay for access. Send payment to Shel Horowitz,16 Barstow Lane Hadley, MA 01035 (any questions, call him at, 413-586-2388 or or call me at 413 545 4545)

4) If the article is authored by an expert advisor (banker, attorney, accountant, financial planner) contact Ira Bryck so that he can put you in touch with them, so they can check that the information is both up to date, and appropriate outside of Massachusetts.

Reprinting our content in disregard of the above constitutes illegal infringement of our intellectual property. As we make it so easy to get permission, why create hassles for yourself and us?.

Many thanks,

Ira Bryck, UMass Amherst Family Business Center

413 545 4545