Rock Around the Block - The Blog of Rock LaManna

Six Things To Consider Before Selling Your Print Business

Posted by Rock LaManna on Sun, Feb 4, 2018 @ 10:02 AM

Perhaps, this new year was the first time you seriously considered selling your printing business. You have always known that you would have to sell your business someday. But maybe this January you resolved to act. It's a good time to reflect on the direction of your life and what you want to do differently. 

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Topics: Selling Your Business

M&A Secrets: Behind the Curtain

Posted by Rock LaManna on Sun, Jan 21, 2018 @ 14:01 PM

Print business owners who don't know M&A secrets will be at a disadvantage during a sale. In this episode of the Printer's Edge Podcast, Rock LaManna and Ken Okel pull back the curtain on how mergers and acquisitions firms work and how certain policies can cost you big bucks.

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Topics: Selling Your Business, M&A, Sales Strategy, Printer's Edge Podcast

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