Rock Around the Block - The Blog of Rock LaManna

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 this, 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

Ten Amazing Things to Do After Selling Your Printing Business

Posted by Rock LaManna on Wed, Jul 23, 2014 @ 09:07 AM

Why do many business owners refuse to sell their businesses?  It’s not because they don’t want to retire.  It’s because they don’t know what to do after they retire.  Which is why we’ve created a list of 10 ways you can create a magical life after selling your business.

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Topics: Selling Your Business, Printing Business

Four Ways the British Created New Printing Business Opportunities

Posted by Rock LaManna on Wed, May 14, 2014 @ 09:05 AM


Seismic changes in Britain’s print industry mirror the United States.  Here’s a look at how the British have adapted, and the four lessons they can teach us about creating new printing business opportunities.

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Topics: Printing Business

How GOA Matched Latin American Printers with Business Growth Solutions

Posted by Rock LaManna on Wed, Mar 19, 2014 @ 09:03 AM

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Topics: Business Development, Printing Business

12 Things We Hope Santa Gave Printing Owners for Christmas

Posted by Rock LaManna on Thu, Dec 26, 2013 @ 09:12 AM

Good old Santa is done making his annual rounds.  If he happened to visit your printing, converting, or manufacturing company, will sincerely hope he delivered a few of the following items so you can grow your business in 2014.

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Topics: Business Development, Printing Business, Strategy, Management

Is Growing Your Printing Business in Brazil an Option?

Posted by Rock LaManna on Wed, Dec 18, 2013 @ 09:12 AM

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Topics: Business Development, Printing Business, Strategy

For 2014, Is It Grow or No-Grow for Printing Owners?

Posted by Rock LaManna on Wed, Nov 20, 2013 @ 09:11 AM

It’s that strategic planning time of the year once again. As the LaManna Alliance assesses our clientele over the past year, we see prospects who fall into two buckets:  Grow or No-Grow.  I’d like to delve into who they are and why one is more successful than the other.

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Topics: Printing Business, Strategy, Management