Rock Around the Block - The Blog of Rock LaManna

Selling Heavy Equipment in the Printing Industry: From Appraisal to Auction

Posted by Rock LaManna on Mon, May 1, 2017 @ 08:05 AM

Printing owners typically only think about buying equipment. But what happens when retirement or bankruptcy forces you to consider selling heavy equipment, such as printing presses? Working through an auction, you may be pleasantly surprised at your options.

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Topics: Selling Your Business

Reading Between the Lines: Secret Trends for Sellers at 2015 SGIA Expo

Posted by Rock LaManna on Wed, Dec 9, 2015 @ 08:12 AM

With over 23,000 registrants and over 500 displays, the 2015 SGIA Expo was a solid indication that the speciality imaging field is alive and well. It also revealed some storylines that show great promise for business owners thinking of selling in 2016.

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Topics: Selling Your Business, New Technologies, Printing Industry

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

The End is Near: You WILL Have to Sell Your Business

Posted by Rock LaManna on Wed, Oct 14, 2015 @ 08:10 AM

Readers of the fine publication Label & Narrow Web will know that I’m a regular contributor with my column, “The Bottom Line.” In the September issue, I touch on a topic that’s all-too-real for Baby Boomers: You WILL have to sell your business.

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Topics: Selling Your Business, Label Industry

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

10 Reasons to Update Your Business Website Before You Sell Your Company

Posted by Rock LaManna on Wed, Sep 16, 2015 @ 08:09 AM

If you are selling your business, your website is the first place a prospective buyer will go to learn about your company. An updated website which also acts as a lead-generating tool is a selling point you can leverage all the way to the bank.

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Topics: Selling Your Business, M&A, Strategy

3 Bad (But Common) Reasons to Not Sell Your Business

Posted by Rock LaManna on Wed, Aug 26, 2015 @ 08:08 AM

Leaving your business is scary, but it’s not a reason to hold on

Holding on to your business for the wrong reasons can be detrimental to your company and personal life. Here are three common, but misguided, reasons that business owners avoid selling their business.

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Topics: Selling Your Business, Strategy, Management

Overcoming the Painful Process of Letting Go of Your Business

Posted by Rock LaManna on Wed, Aug 19, 2015 @ 08:08 AM

For most business owners, letting go of their business can be one of the largest barriers standing between themselves and retirement. Thinking about four key areas can help you overcome the emotional struggle of cutting the cord from your brainchild.

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Topics: Selling Your Business, Strategy, Management

5 Critical Questions to Help You Prepare to Sell Your Business

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

Buyers are always ready to acquire great companies. It’s the prep work before entering the market that takes the most time. If you’re struggling to find a place to start, begin by answering five simple questions.

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Topics: Selling Your Business

Want to Sell Your Business? Think Like a Free Agent

Posted by Rock LaManna on Wed, Jul 29, 2015 @ 08:07 AM

You might not realize it, but business owners have a lot in common with free agent athletes. Not physically, perhaps, but professionally! If you want to set yourself up for a lucrative end game a.k.a. selling your business, you need to plan far ahead - just like a free agent.

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Topics: Selling Your Business, Exit Planning, M&A