Rock Around the Block - The Blog of Rock LaManna

Changes in Contract Packaging Industry Sparking High Double-Digit Growth

Posted by Rock LaManna on Sat, Apr 1, 2017 @ 08:04 AM

 

Contract packaging was once a cottage industry. Now it has become a strategic component for global brands, and the players who understand and embrace this change can experience explosive growth.

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Topics: Strategy, Management

Beyond Start-up: Scale-up Business Tips From Verne Harnish

Posted by Rock LaManna on Wed, Feb 1, 2017 @ 08:02 AM

In a 76 trillion dollar economy, it should be easy to grow a company, right? Wrong. Many companies lack the ability to “scale up.” Business guru Verne Harnish explains why transitioning from big to bigger requires a completely different approach with these scale-up business tips.

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Topics: Strategy, Management

2017 Predictions for the Printing and Print-Related Industries

Posted by Rock LaManna on Sun, Jan 1, 2017 @ 08:01 AM

It is with a heavy heart we roll out our 2017 predictions. We are saddened by the loss of one of our longstanding prognosticators and good friend, Jim Hill.

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Topics: Strategy, Management

Two Valuation Techniques (and Which Will Deliver the Maximum Price)

Posted by Rock LaManna on Wed, Apr 13, 2016 @ 08:04 AM

Choosing the correct business valuation is an overlooked and misunderstood part of the selling process. There are two primary valuation techniques used in the printing industry, and choosing the right one can help you get maximum value for your company.

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Topics: Strategy

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

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

An Inside Look at How to Use Innovation to Grow Your Business

Posted by Rock LaManna on Wed, Jul 1, 2015 @ 08:07 AM

As a business owner in the ever-expanding label printing or converting industries, innovation is key for sustainable growth. I want to highlight one converting manufacturer with a unique strategy to continue the innovative mindset on which they were founded: Delta ModTech.

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Topics: Business Development, Strategy