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Florida Graphics Alliance: The Courage to Change

Posted by Rock LaManna on Fri, Sep 7, 2018 @ 17:09 PM

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.

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Topics: Business Development, Printer's Edge Podcast

Rock LaManna's M&A Q&A

Posted by Rock LaManna on Sun, Sep 2, 2018 @ 20:09 PM

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.

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Topics: M&A, mergers and acquisitions

Lessons from Harvard Business School

Posted by Rock LaManna on Sat, Aug 11, 2018 @ 18:08 PM

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.

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Topics: Business Development, Printer's Edge Podcast

Rock LaManna's Greatest Hits

Posted by Rock LaManna on Sat, Aug 11, 2018 @ 17:08 PM

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!

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Topics: Business Development, Selling Your Business, M&A, Packaging

Marketplace Report - Buyers and Sellers

Posted by Rock LaManna on Thu, Jul 5, 2018 @ 17:07 PM

As you know, I spend a lot of time in the marketplace and from time to time, I want to share some strategic opportunities with you. Here is the scoop on a great company that is for sale. Watch the video to find out more:

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Topics: Business Development, Selling Your Business

Rock LaManna Awarded Lifetime Achievement Status

Posted by Rock LaManna on Thu, Jul 5, 2018 @ 09:07 AM

The Business Brokerage Press (BBP) has recently named Rock LaManna of The LaManna Alliance as its first ever Lifetime Industry Expert. The honor salutes LaManna’s expertise in the industries of Label Printing (Flexographic, Digital, Screen Printing), Print Shops/Commercial Printers, Sign Companies, and Decorated Apparel - Embroidery.

“The Business Brokerage Press is all about bringing you a professional advantage,” said Ron West, President of the Business Brokerage Press. “Rock LaManna’s diverse background and professional experiences enrich our community in countless ways.”

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Topics: Rock LaManna, Press Release

Buyers & Sellers - What Rock is Seeing in the Marketplace

Posted by Rock LaManna on Sat, Jun 23, 2018 @ 12:06 PM

I spend a lot of time in the marketplace and we thought it would be good to catch you up on some new developments. So let's talk about what's going on with buyers and sellers.

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Topics: Printer's Edge Podcast

My Father: Innovation and Legacies

Posted by Rock LaManna on Fri, Jun 8, 2018 @ 13:06 PM

As we approach Father's Day, I want to take a look back at my father's career and his legacy. As a man in his 90s, Carlo LaManna has much to look back on with pride.

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Topics: Family Business, Rock's Story

Successful or Broke? The Right Questions Make a Difference

Posted by Rock LaManna on Sun, Jun 3, 2018 @ 07:06 AM

As your business needs to evolve, are you prepared to make the important changes necessary to become successful? Whether it's printing, signage or converting, you need to be able to answer several very important questions regarding the direction of your operations.

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Topics: Business Development, Succession Planning

Meet the International Sign Expo Innovators

Posted by Rock LaManna on Sun, May 6, 2018 @ 15:05 PM

 

There are some great takeaways from a group of companies I call the International Sign Expo innovators. The three businesses recently received rewards for innovation at the ISA Expo. 

As you know, I spend a lot of time in the marketplace, taking to family businesses about their futures. In a world where comfortable can be commonplace, three businesses are taking some chances and using strategy to try to get ahead of the pack.

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Topics: Printing Business, signage industry