Rock Around the Block - The Blog of Rock LaManna

How to Get a Patent

Posted by Rock LaManna on Sat, Apr 13, 2019 @ 18:04 PM

Do you have an idea that you think might be worth pursuing as a patent? Recently, I was honored to a part of ICE USA Expo and InPrint USA, where I gave two presentations. One was to manufacturers and it was all about patents. Find out the good, the bad, and the ugly about the patent process. 

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Topics: Business Development, Printer's Edge Podcast, patent

Changes to the Printing Industry: Part 2

Posted by Rock LaManna on Sat, Mar 9, 2019 @ 14:03 PM

We had such a great response to part one of the Changes to the Printing Industry that I thought it would be good to continue the discussion. It's from a webinar I recently put on for the members of The Great Lakes Graphics Association

In order to make strategic decisions about the future of your business, you must understand the ongoing changes to the printing industry. So let's talk about how the game has changed. 

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Topics: Business Development, Selling Your Business, Printer's Edge Podcast

Changes to the Printing Industry

Posted by Rock LaManna on Sat, Feb 9, 2019 @ 15:02 PM

In order to make strategic decisions about the future of your business, you need to understand the ongoing changes in the printing industry. Recently, I hosted a webinar with The Great Lakes Graphics Association about how the game has changed. I'm sharing some of that content with you.

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Topics: Business Development, Selling Your Business, Printer's Edge Podcast

2019 Hot Markets for Printing

Posted by Rock LaManna on Fri, Feb 1, 2019 @ 17:02 PM

When you know the hot markets for printing, you're able to aim at a target. Otherwise, you may feel like your business is playing pin the tail on the donkey

Our longtime friend, Vince Mallardi of The Printing Brokerage/Buyers Association International, has come to the rescue with a great resource to help you focus on the right markets. It's the Top 25 Hot Market Forecast of Print Demand for 2019-20.

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Topics: Business Development, Sales Strategy

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

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

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

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

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