Rock Around the Block - The Blog of Rock LaManna

Warning: Why a Cash Trap Must be Avoided at All Costs

Posted by Rock LaManna on Wed, Sep 19, 2012 @ 09:09 AM

For an owner, you’ll never feel quite as hopeless or helpless as when your business is caught in a cash trap.  What’s truly frightening is that many owners don’t know what a cash trap is – and more importantly – what to do if they’re stuck.

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Topics: Converting Industry, Lean Operations, Strategy

Six Essential Cash Flow Statement Uses

Posted by Rock LaManna on Mon, Sep 17, 2012 @ 09:09 AM


“If I had to run a company on three measures, those measures would be customer satisfaction, employee satisfaction and cash flow.”

Jack Welch, Former CEO of GE
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Topics: Converting Industry

Eight Reasons Why a Cash-Flow Analysis Shouldn’t Be In Your Head

Posted by Rock LaManna on Wed, Aug 29, 2012 @ 09:08 AM

Hey, I was a small business owner at one time.  Back in the day, before I attended (and graduated) from the school of hard knocks, I carried my cash-flow analysis in the same place as many other business owners:  In my head.  Big mistake.

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Topics: Converting Industry

Warning: Do Not Make a Decision Until You Consult Your Cash Flow Analysis

Posted by Rock LaManna on Mon, Aug 6, 2012 @ 09:08 AM

I bang the drum about making decisions based on your financial metrics.  One of the most critical numeric for developing strategy is your cash flow analysis.  To illustrate my point, I’ll share a story a friend of mine told me.

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Topics: Converting Industry

Hashtags, QR Codes and the SGIA Expo

Posted by Rock LaManna on Tue, Oct 18, 2011 @ 10:10 AM

I’ll be at the SGIA Expo this entire week.  It promises to be one of the best ever, and I’m looking forward to networking – seeing some old friends, and making many new ones.

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Topics: Converting Industry, Printing Industry