Rock Around the Block - The Blog of Rock LaManna

Lessons Learned: How My Father Sold His Business

Posted by Rock LaManna on Wed, Mar 18, 2015 @ 08:03 AM


When I started working for my father at Vomela in 1975, I knew virtually nothing about the business. But through the years, he would teach me countless life lessons about owning a company and creating a vision to successfully sell a business. 

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Topics: Selling Your Business, Succession Planning, Family Business, M&A, Rock's Story

Alarming Statistics if You’re Preparing to Sell Your Business

Posted by Rock LaManna on Wed, Jan 7, 2015 @ 08:01 AM

Why don’t you sell your business with the same approach you used when you started your business?  For some reason, all the business fundamentals go out the window with this all-important transaction. These eye-opening stats from Canada illustrate my point.

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

Why are 75% of Owners Unhappy With Life After Retirement?

Posted by Rock LaManna on Wed, Nov 5, 2014 @ 08:11 AM

Seventy-five percent of former business owners reported being unhappy in their first 6 to 12 months of retirement, according to Pinnacle Equity Solutions. The surprising reason? They didn’t prepare themselves emotionally for life after retirement.

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Topics: Succession Planning, M&A

Don’t Ask Your Parents When They Will Retire from the Family Business

Posted by Rock LaManna on Wed, Jun 18, 2014 @ 09:06 AM

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Topics: Succession Planning, Family Business, M&A

Why Life After Retirement Depressed These CEOs

Posted by Rock LaManna on Wed, Feb 19, 2014 @ 09:02 AM

After years of hard work, these three CEOs were nearing their retirement.  They should have been jumping for joy, but instead they felt like it was the end of the world.  Yet they soon discovered there is life after retirement, provided you take the time to plan.

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Topics: Succession Planning, M&A

The Surprising Reason Why Owners Avoid Succession Planning Strategies

Posted by Rock LaManna on Wed, Jan 22, 2014 @ 09:01 AM

It’s a common predicament among printing owners who are considering retirement and succession planning strategies:  You get stuck.  You might know it’s time to create a succession plan or assume a lesser role in your company, but you can’t seem to flip the switch and take the next step.  It turns out you’re not alone.

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Topics: Succession Planning, M&A, Management

How Do I Retire and Grow my Printing Business?

Posted by Rock LaManna on Wed, Dec 4, 2013 @ 09:12 AM

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Topics: Succession Planning, Strategy

The “Do Nothing” Conspiracy That Derails Succession Planning

Posted by Rock LaManna on Wed, Aug 28, 2013 @ 09:08 AM

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Topics: Succession Planning, Family Business

The Green Box Can Help a Family Business Survive the Loss of an Owner

Posted by Rock LaManna on Wed, Feb 20, 2013 @ 09:02 AM

What happens when a family business loses its leader?  No matter how well prepared your family is, you can expect a very rough road ahead.  I’d like to introduce you to two tools – including “The Green Box” – that can help you through it.

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Topics: Succession Planning, Family Business

Family-Owned Business Problems Tied to the Trust Paradox

Posted by Rock LaManna on Wed, Nov 28, 2012 @ 09:11 AM

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Topics: Succession Planning, Family Business