Rock Around the Block - The Blog of Rock LaManna

Your Big Idea

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

Let's say you've got a big idea but you're not sure what's next for it. Recently, I had the privilege to deliver a presentation at InPrint USA about this topic. This is the kind of strategic thinking I think you'll really enjoy.

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

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

Three Printing Business Case Studies

Posted by Rock LaManna on Sat, Jan 12, 2019 @ 10:01 AM

Let's take a look at three printing businesses that each faced some serious challenges. All involved privately held printing companies. There were tough decisions that needed to be made and sometimes there were major disagreements. 

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Topics: Exit Planning, Succession Planning, Family Business, Printer's Edge Podcast

Label Company: Sell or Liquidate?

Posted by Rock LaManna on Sat, Dec 8, 2018 @ 14:12 PM

I was hired for the potential sale of a label company but soon realized my recommendation was to liquidate. Go behind the scenes of a label company assessment on this episode of The Printer's Edge Podcast. 

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Topics: Selling Your Business, Printer's Edge Podcast

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: Selling Your Business, Printer's Edge Podcast

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

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