Rock Around the Block - The Blog of Rock LaManna

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: Printer's Edge Podcast, Selling Your Business

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: Printer's Edge Podcast, Business Development

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: Printer's Edge Podcast, Business Development

Buyers & Sellers - What Rock is Seeing in the Marketplace

Posted by Rock LaManna on Sat, Jun 23, 2018 @ 12:06 PM

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.

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Topics: Printer's Edge Podcast

Your Sales Roadmap

Posted by Rock LaManna on Sun, Apr 22, 2018 @ 15:04 PM

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.

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Topics: Printer's Edge Podcast, Sales Strategy, Selling Your Business, Succession Planning

BOOM! Big Idea Strategies: Live Presentation from the GOA Expo

Posted by Rock LaManna on Wed, Mar 21, 2018 @ 07:03 AM

Rock LaManna and the LaManna Alliance were proud to present two educational sessions at this year's Graphics of the Americas Expo. This session, "Boom! Big Idea Strategies" was designed to empower print business entrepreneurs.

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Topics: Printer's Edge Podcast, Succession Planning

Does Your Sell Side Advisor Need a Print Background?

Posted by Rock LaManna on Fri, Feb 16, 2018 @ 08:02 AM

You feel pretty confident that your printing business will sell, so does your sell side advisor need a print background?  In this episode of The Printer's Edge Podcast, Rock LaManna and Ken Okel tackle that question from one of our listeners.

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Topics: Printer's Edge Podcast, Selling Your Business

M&A Secrets: Behind the Curtain

Posted by Rock LaManna on Sun, Jan 21, 2018 @ 14:01 PM

Print business owners who don't know M&A secrets will be at a disadvantage during a sale. In this episode of the Printer's Edge Podcast, Rock LaManna and Ken Okel pull back the curtain on how mergers and acquisitions firms work and how certain policies can cost you big bucks.

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Topics: Sales Strategy, Selling Your Business, Printer's Edge Podcast, M&A

Maximizing Your 2018 Print Business Sales Forecast

Posted by Rock LaManna on Thu, Dec 21, 2017 @ 09:12 AM

Your 2018 print business sales forecast needs to be tied to an actionable plan that will define your success in the new year. Simply hoping or guessing you'll grow your printing business is not going to work.

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Topics: Business Development, Sales Strategy, Printer's Edge Podcast