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Strategic Information Technology Center

The SITEC Center is a nonprofit research and education center. It's goals are to raise the level of IS capabilities in sponsor companies, to prepare students to add value as interns and professionals, and to bring real-world practices to university research.

Department(s): 

Shared Resource

College/Unit: 

Isenberg School of Management

Contact: 

Norm Sondheimer

Availability: 

Private

Research: 

Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network

Through highly skilled full time counselors MSBDC provides high-quality, in-depth counseling, training, and capital access to small businesses throughout Massachusetts. In addition to general business counseling in areas such as business plan development, cash flow analysis, market/sales strategies, and financial plan development, the MSBDC offers assistance in the areas of international trade, government contracting, technology commercialization, and minority-owned business development.

Department(s): 

Shared Resource

College/Unit: 

Isenberg School of Management

Contact: 

Georgianna Parkin

Location: 

227 Isenberg School of Management

Availability: 

Public

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Family Business Center, UMass

The UMass Family Business Center assists family companies to recognize common problems and find solutions to their unique challenges. The Center offers owners and managers a comprehensive learning community, including presentations by experts from the fields of psychology, management, law, accounting, financial and estate planning, and banking.

Department(s): 

Shared Resource

College/Unit: 

Continuing Education

Contact: 

Ira Bryck

Location: 

100 Venture Way, Suite 201, Hadley, MA

Availability: 

Public

Research: 

Business Research Collection

The Business Research Guide lists the best UMass Amherst library resources for any line of business research. Most of the collection is available online. Guides and tutorials are available to help you develop effective research skills. Available resources include: Business Database Guide, Online Business Journals, Data and Statistics, Company Reports, Industry Reports, Market Reports, Country Reports, Theses and Dissertations, Business Database Tutorials

Department(s): 

Shared Resource

College/Unit: 

W.E.B. DuBois Library

Contact: 

Mike Davis, Business Librarian

Location: 

W.E.B. Du Bois Library

Availability: 

Public

Research: 

Center for Economic Development

The Center for Economic Development is a research and community-oriented technical assistance center. Technical assistance is a key component of our work program. Technical assistance projects range from one day charettes or workshops on focused issues to Economic Master Plans for the community. Faculty and students will be involved in most technical assistance projects. CED charges a nominal fee for projects based on the scope of services and level of expertise required.

Department(s): 

Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning
Shared Resource

College/Unit: 

Natural Resources and the Environment

Contact: 

John R. Mullin

Location: 

109 Hills North

Availability: 

Public

Research: 

Arts Extension Service

Through workshops, courses, conferences, and consulting AES has taught artists, community and state arts leaders how to manage the arts. AES has a formal system of AES Associates. These independent consultants work as subcontractors on AES teaching,research, and consulting projects. They add skills, capacity, geographic balance and racial diversity to the AES staff. Associates also serve as advisors to AES staff in program planning and evaluation and development.

Department(s): 

Shared Resource

College/Unit: 

Community Outreach
Continuing Education

Contact: 

Maren Brown

Location: 

223 Middlesex House

Availability: 

Public

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