As the CEO of LaManna Consulting Group, a boutique consultancy focused in the specialty graphic arts industry, LaManna understands that being a business advisor and broker in today's market is a rough road. In his consulting practice, LaManna regularly educates industry professionals and service providers on how to raise their game. Known for being direct, he lays it on the line for business brokers:
- To be successful in today’s buy-sell environment, brokers must bring more value and expertise to their client relationships.
- They must be a respected player in the buy-sell value chain.
- Whether it’s building more strategic relationships, getting referrals, or closing bigger deals, it’s all about creating and leveraging deal flow.
In 2018, Business Brokerage Press named Rock LaManna as its first ever Lifetime Industry Expert. The honor salutes LaManna’s expertise in the industries of label printing (flexographic, digital, screen printing), print shops/commercial printers, sign companies, and decorated apparel - embroidery.
The BBP designation speaks to LaManna’s contributions as “The Coach’s Coach,” helping broker and advisor members become trusted members of their client’s transition team. As head of LaManna Consulting Group, he provides programming and resources designed to educate and inspire brokers and other professional service providers.
“Business Brokerage Press is all about bringing you a professional advantage,” says Ron West, president of BBP. “Rock LaManna’s diverse background and professional experiences enrich our community in countless ways.”
BBP members qualify as experts by demonstrating in-depth knowledge of a particular type of business. The Industry Expert designation recognizes that the most useful information about buying and selling businesses comes from those who have extensive knowledge about specific industries.
West says BBP experts like LaManna help the organization keep members up to date on the latest developments in these specialty areas.