Do you have an idea that you think might be worth pursuing as a patent? Recently, I was honored to a part of ICE USA Expo and InPrint USA, where I gave two presentations. One was to manufacturers and it was all about patents. Find out the good, the bad, and the ugly about the patent process.Read More
Rock Around the Block - The Blog of Rock LaManna
I'm guessing that while you're ready to change your business, you may need help getting started. Whether it's growth plans, succession, or selling your business, you know some sort of change is needed. And yet, you're stuck and that important task soon becomes something you always want to get around to.Read More
Topics: Printing Industry
We had such a great response to part one of the Changes to the Printing Industry that I thought it would be good to continue the discussion. It's from a webinar I recently put on for the members of The Great Lakes Graphics Association
In order to make strategic decisions about the future of your business, you must understand the ongoing changes to the printing industry. So let's talk about how the game has changed.Read More
When it comes to selling your business, your estimate of the length of the process is like a flip of a coin. It's highly random. And I'm willing to bet that most of you will guess wrong. Sound like a costly mistake for a successful business owner.
Most businesses take 1-2 years to sell. Minimum.
No matter how desperate you want to sell, there are no buyers who will speed through a closing just to get you the cash you want. You’re better off liquidating and closing the doors than thinking you’re just going to turn something around in 2-3 months.
In order to make strategic decisions about the future of your business, you need to understand the ongoing changes in the printing industry. Recently, I hosted a webinar with The Great Lakes Graphics Association about how the game has changed. I'm sharing some of that content with you.Read More
Our longtime friend, Vince Mallardi of The Printing Brokerage/Buyers Association International, has come to the rescue with a great resource to help you focus on the right markets. It's the Top 25 Hot Market Forecast of Print Demand for 2019-20.Read More
Why stop a good thing? So let's continue our Printing Industry Predictions and Trends article. Welcome to part two. I'm so grateful for the collective wisdom we've received from our experts. If you want to catch up on part one, click here.Read More
The LaManna Alliance is proud to once again offer our Printing Industry Predictions and Trends article. I'm so grateful for the powerful thoughts we've received from our experts.
This year, we've divided out predictions into two parts (part 2 can be found here). See you in the Marketplace!Read More
Let's take a look at three printing businesses that each faced some serious challenges. All involved privately held printing companies. There were tough decisions that needed to be made and sometimes there were major disagreements.Read More
The LaManna Alliance offers an online tool for owners to learn their current business value. And don't worry, it's painless.
Our robust, proprietary online tool is geared to graphic arts companies, specifically those in the labels, packaging and wide format sectors.
A valuation will help you make better decisions and frame your next steps.
I will send you a link to a private online questionnaire. Use your current, actual financial information and your honest input.