University of Massachusetts Amherst

Family Business Center

Listen to interviews on my weekly radio show, The Western Mass Business Show, on WHMP, Saturdays at 11am, or on the show's podcast page, at

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aside from the radio show, here's links to Ira's older podcasts

Are you thinking of selling your company?

Interview with Peter Rosskothen, on what it takes to run a successful banquet, restaurant and catering company

Ira interviews Leslie Arriola, about how her company, Chaos Control, helps people reduce clutter, develop systems, and create space and clarity

Ira interviews Gary Jaffarian, about how his family has sold cars for 4 generations by focusing on family values

Work in Progress (WHMP) Ira interviews Laurie and Katrina from The Pilates Studio

Interview with an Expert on All Things Search

Improving Your Presentation through Video Feedback Coaching

Growing Emerging Leaders throughout the Pioneer Valley

How a Western Mass Company Let's the Sun Shine In

Holacracy is to Governance as Lean is to Manufacturing

Is Your Company in that Dreaded Stage: Brand Adolescence?

Interview with Turnaround Specialist, David Sands of Dorset Partners

Interview with a 21st century matchmaker, Lanie Delphin of MassMatch

Thom Fox and Angela Lussier Interview Ira Bryck on the radio show "The Engine"

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