Rock Around the Block - The Blog of Rock LaManna

Guest Post - Your Questions Answered

Posted by Rock LaManna on Fri, May 10, 2019 @ 13:05 PM

I want to share some great information from our friend and colleague, Vince Mallardi, of  The Printing Brokerage/Buyers Association International. Vince and I often collaborate on answering reader questions and this batch deserves some sharing with the LaManna Alliance audience.

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Topics: Business Development, Printing Industry, Business Valuation

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

A One-Word Answer to Why a Valuation is Important

Posted by Rock LaManna on Fri, Sep 1, 2017 @ 08:09 AM

Why is a valuation important? The one-word answer comes from the previous owner of a print finishing company: SOLD. As in, if you want your company SOLD, you need a valuation. This is his story.

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Topics: Business Valuation

Could RMA Data be the Secret to Selling Your Company?

Posted by Rock LaManna on Fri, Jul 29, 2016 @ 08:07 AM

Bankers don’t just rely on the valuation of business appraisers to determine the value of your business: They rely on each other. Find out how they use pooled data from the RMA to determine what your business is really worth.

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Topics: Business Valuation

The Multiple for the Printing Industry is 4

Posted by Rock LaManna on Wed, Feb 3, 2016 @ 08:02 AM

The most commonly asked question from printing owners who are thinking of selling their business: What is the multiple for the printing industry? My answer is 4. Read on for my explanation on multiples, and the insight of three industry valuation experts.

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Topics: Printing Industry, Business Valuation

Why a Valuation is Essential for Reducing Risk

Posted by Rock LaManna on Wed, Nov 11, 2015 @ 08:11 AM


Why is a valuation important when it comes to selling your business? Let’s look beyond the numbers, folks. Let’s talk about sleepless nights and all-out anxiety for you, the seller. If you want to keep the stress level down, then a valuation can be a great tool.

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Topics: M&A, Business Valuation

3 Reasons Why an Accredited Business Valuation is an Absolute Must

Posted by Rock LaManna on Wed, Jul 15, 2015 @ 08:07 AM

Business owners are often on the fence about the merits of ordering a valuation. Understand this: If you don’t know how much your business is truly worth, it can affect your company’s success, your eventual ability to sell, and even your retirement.

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Topics: Selling Your Business, Business Valuation

How a Business Valuation Could Help Triple Your EBIDTA

Posted by Rock LaManna on Wed, Jun 24, 2015 @ 08:06 AM


What was the one big thing that helped one of my most recent clients close a sale at three times his projected EBITDA? A business valuation. If you’ve been on the fence about ordering a business valuation, these three reasons can show you why they’re totally worthwhile.

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Topics: Business Valuation

Ask Rock: 4 Questions You Might Have for Business Brokers

Posted by Rock LaManna on Wed, Jun 17, 2015 @ 08:06 AM

If you’re like most business owners who are new to the selling process, you probably have tons of questions for business brokers. I’ll shed some light on four that I hear time and time again.

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Topics: Business Valuation

5 Reasons a Credible Valuation Doesn’t Need a Second Opinion

Posted by Rock LaManna on Wed, Jun 3, 2015 @ 08:06 AM

It’s all too common: Business owners order a valuation, are ticked with the results, and decide to get a second opinion. Often, it’s not logic driving that decision. It’s ego. If you order a business valuation from an accredited appraiser, you should never need to invest in a second opinion.

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Topics: Business Valuation