Rock Around the Block - The Blog of Rock LaManna

Guest Post - Your Questions Answered

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

I want to share some great information from our friend and colleague, Vince Mallardi, of  The Printing Brokerage/Buyers Association International. Vince and I often collaborate on answering reader questions and this batch deserves some sharing with the LaManna Alliance audience.

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Topics: Business Development, Printing Industry, Business Valuation

Ready to Change Your Business?

Posted by Rock LaManna on Sun, Apr 7, 2019 @ 18:04 PM

I'm guessing that while you're ready to change your business, you may need help getting started. Whether it's growth plans, succession, or selling your business, you know some sort of change is needed. And yet, you're stuck and that important task soon becomes something you always want to get around to. 

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Topics: Printing Industry

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

Predictions for 2018: The Printing Industry Trends to Watch

Posted by Rock LaManna on Sun, Dec 31, 2017 @ 08:12 AM

Welcome to 2018! We like to usher in the new year with our annual predictions post.  It’s an opportunity for us to share the thoughts of experts throughout the industry.  So let’s not waste any time - let the prognostications begin!

AND CLICK HERE TO READ OUR 2109 PREDICTIONS.

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Topics: Printing Industry

How Eye Tracking Market Research Can Reduce 90% Product Failure Rate

Posted by Rock LaManna on Wed, Mar 1, 2017 @ 08:03 AM

 

With on-the-shelf packaging products, the stakes and the rate of failure is ridiculously high. In America, 90% of new products fail after two years. Eye tracking insights can reverse that trend and save companies millions with accurate predictive data.

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Topics: Printing Industry, Label Industry, Management

4 Research-Backed Trends for Speciality Graphics

Posted by Rock LaManna on Thu, Oct 13, 2016 @ 08:10 AM

The key to effective strategic vision is to anticipate and capitalize on trends. The SGIA recently shared four important trends for the specialty graphics industry, including ideas on how to take advantage of these unique opportunities.

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Topics: Printing Industry

The Multiple for the Printing Industry is 4

Posted by Rock LaManna on Wed, Feb 3, 2016 @ 08:02 AM

The most commonly asked question from printing owners who are thinking of selling their business: What is the multiple for the printing industry? My answer is 4. Read on for my explanation on multiples, and the insight of three industry valuation experts.

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Topics: Printing Industry, Business Valuation

Experts’ 2016 Predictions for the Printing, Label and Converting Industries

Posted by Rock LaManna on Thu, Jan 7, 2016 @ 15:01 PM

 

As we assembled this year’s contributions to our 2016 industry predictions, we found fewer submissions. Perhaps the end of the year is too busy of a time, perhaps people are a bit uncertain of what the future will hold. However, the submissions we did receive are in-depth, interesting and insightful. It’s definitely quality over quantity - enjoy!

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Topics: Business Development, Converting Industry, Printing Industry, Label Industry

Why Is Your Printing Business So Attractive to Mid-Market Investors?

Posted by Rock LaManna on Wed, Dec 23, 2015 @ 08:12 AM

 

2015 was a great year for M&A deals overall, with many of the transactions including Goliath deals in the billions of dollars. Mid-market deals also are attracting investors, and for a number of very timely reasons.

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Topics: Printing Industry, Strategy