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
Rock Around the Block - The Blog of Rock LaManna
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
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:Read More
“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.”Read More
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.Read More
Topics: Printer's Edge Podcast
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Rock LaManna has learned the successful sale of a printing business needs a good roadmap. For more than 25 years, he's been creating these customized sales plans for owners.Read More
A key part of print business strategy sees you spend your time focused on the things that will make you money and help your business grow. Our longtime friend, Vince Mallardi of The Printing Brokerage/Buyers Association International, has released a great tool to help you focus on the right markets.
Many of you already know Vince as a longtime contributor to our annual printing industry predictions article.
Now you can become enriched with Vince’s Top 25 Hot Markets for Printing 2018-2019. You can download this special report by clicking here.
These markets are a big deal as they account for nearly 95% of total print. As Vince suggests, you would be wise to boost your promotional spending to saturate existing markets among the food/beverage and banking/investment sectors in particular. Also, you may be surprised to learn what sector is now out of the top 25.
Now is the time to make good strategic decisions, while our economy is growing. You don’t want to look back at 2018 and say, “If only I’d acted!”