I was hired for the potential sale of a label company but soon realized my recommendation was to liquidate. Go behind the scenes of a label company assessment on this episode of The Printer's Edge Podcast.Read More
Rock Around the Block - The Blog of Rock LaManna
When print owners tell me they're ready to sell, they sometimes pause when I ask them about this. When potential print business buyers talk to me, they definitely want to know about it. I'm talking about MONEY!Read More
When it comes to business, I know that coaching matters. Coaching has played a huge role in my personal and professional life by allowing me to get help from the best, in order to get better.Read More
I hear the terms “succession planning” and “exit planning” a lot. Often, printing business owners confuse the terms. Let's go over each to make sure you're in a power position to consider your future moves and decisions.
Lately, I've been getting the same call from printing business owners. They're asking, "What do I do next?" As businesses grow and owners age, new challenges and opportunities can emerge.Read More
So, do you really have a marketing plan? Maybe you have a vision statement. And sometime, a few years ago, you hired a marketing consultant to write a marketing plan for you.
All that stuff is filed safely away. Maybe the plans are in a desk or a filing cabinet. But the bottom line is that it's somewhere, where they are collecting dust.
That's a big problem for you and your business, especially if you plan on selling your company. I’m not talking about a few documents you gave some lip service to a few years ago.
Every business, even when it is successful, must decide if it is time for some major changes. That was the decision made recently by the Printing Association of Florida, which is now known as the Florida Graphics Alliance.Read More
Recently, I took part in an M&A Q&A that was part of a print industry article. I pulled no punches and called it as I see it, as far as mergers and acquisitions go. Below, you'll find the questions and my answers.Read More
You may not know that I am a graduate from Harvard Business School's Owner/President Management program. This three year, intense education shaped the way I look at business and how I work with business owners today.Read More
Over the years, I've put out a lot of good content on my blog and sometimes people ask me about my greatest hits. I've found that certain posts are consistently popular and useful to the printing and print related industries.
I also know that during busy times, you may not be able to search through my article archives. I don't want you to miss out on marketplace knowledge. Remember, industry knowledge is power!Read More