Rock Around the Block - The Blog of Rock LaManna

Printing Industry Predictions and Trends 2019 - Part Two

Posted by Rock LaManna on Sat, Jan 12, 2019 @ 19:01 PM

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

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Topics: Business Development, Printing Industry, Printing Business

Printing Industry Predictions and Trends 2019

Posted by Rock LaManna on Sat, Jan 12, 2019 @ 19:01 PM

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!

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Topics: Business Development, Printing Industry, Printing Business, News Release

Three Printing Business Case Studies

Posted by Rock LaManna on Sat, Jan 12, 2019 @ 10:01 AM

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. 

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Topics: Exit Planning, Succession Planning, Family Business, Printer's Edge Podcast

Learn the Value of Your Business

Posted by Rock LaManna on Sat, Dec 15, 2018 @ 13:12 PM

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, the Value Builder System, 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. Find out how much this business owner increased the value of his company with the Value Builder System:

To get started, I will send you a link to a private online questionnaire. Use your current, actual financial information and your honest input.

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Topics: Business Development, Business Valuation

Label Company: Sell or Liquidate?

Posted by Rock LaManna on Sat, Dec 8, 2018 @ 14:12 PM

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. 

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Topics: Selling Your Business, Printer's Edge Podcast

Money Matters for Your Printing Business

Posted by Rock LaManna on Tue, Dec 4, 2018 @ 07:12 AM

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!

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Topics: Selling Your Business, Business Financials

Coaching Matters

Posted by Rock LaManna on Sat, Nov 10, 2018 @ 17:11 PM

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.

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Topics: Business Development, coaching

Succession or Exit? Know the Difference

Posted by Rock LaManna on Sat, Nov 3, 2018 @ 19:11 PM

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. 

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Topics: Succession Planning, Family Business

What's Next for Me and My Business?

Posted by Rock LaManna on Sat, Oct 6, 2018 @ 20:10 PM

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.

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Topics: Selling Your Business, Printer's Edge Podcast

What's Your Marketing Plan?

Posted by Rock LaManna on Mon, Oct 1, 2018 @ 14:10 PM

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.

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Topics: Management, marketing