Rock Around the Block - The Blog of Rock LaManna

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

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