Rock Around the Block - The Blog of Rock LaManna

LOI: Deal or No Deal

Posted by Rock LaManna on Sat, Jun 8, 2019 @ 17:06 PM

While a Letter of Intent or LOI may make your heart beat a little faster with excitement, you need to understand what can happen next to you and your business. It's a process full of twists and turns that has evolved with private equity playing a growing role in the marketplace.

Prepare to be overwhelmed or empower yourself today. A little knowledge can go a long way.  

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

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

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

Meet the International Sign Expo Innovators

Posted by Rock LaManna on Sun, May 6, 2018 @ 15:05 PM

 

There are some great takeaways from a group of companies I call the International Sign Expo innovators. The three businesses recently received rewards for innovation at the ISA Expo. 

As you know, I spend a lot of time in the marketplace, taking to family businesses about their futures. In a world where comfortable can be commonplace, three businesses are taking some chances and using strategy to try to get ahead of the pack.

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Topics: Printing Business, signage industry

Metallic Ink Printing Breakthrough: Find the Pain, Build a Company

Posted by Rock LaManna on Thu, Jun 1, 2017 @ 08:06 AM

We tend to overcomplicate our approach to business. For all the big data and financial metrics we use to make decisions, sometimes all it takes is finding a solution to a pain point. It’s what led Color-Logic to create their innovative metallic ink system.

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Topics: New Technologies, Printing Business

8 Reasons Why a Strong Marketing Program Will Help Sell Your Business

Posted by Rock LaManna on Wed, Nov 25, 2015 @ 08:11 AM

Marketing makes the world go round. It’s the catalyst for business growth, and it’s coveted by investors looking to buy a business. Here are 8 reasons why a well-conceived marketing plan and program will help sell your printing company.

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Topics: Selling Your Business, Printing Business

Dos and Don’ts: What it Takes to Sell a Printing Business

Posted by Rock LaManna on Wed, Oct 21, 2015 @ 08:10 AM

Selling a printing business - or any business for that matter - is not an endeavor for the weak-kneed. It takes smarts, timing, and flat-out courage. We’ve provided you with a laundry list of Dos and Don’ts. Use them as a launchpad to take the next step.

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Topics: Printing Business

Digital Inkjet Can be Smart Investment for Companies Planning to Merge or Sell

Posted by Rock LaManna on Wed, Sep 30, 2015 @ 08:09 AM

If you’re on a trajectory to sell or merge your printing company in the next three to five years, you might want to take a look at digital inkjet.

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Topics: Selling Your Business, Printing Business, M&A, Strategy

The World’s Most Exalted Wide-Screen Digital Format Print Job

Posted by Rock LaManna on Wed, Sep 24, 2014 @ 09:09 AM

It was almost like a sign from above. I was traveling through Spain and Portugal when I saw a breathtaking example of the capabilities of wide-format printing. It serves as a perfect example of what’s working in a country that’s having problems working at all.

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Topics: Printing Business