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TAG: accounting

Integrating with QuickBooks: Does the software size up?

November 7, 2014By

As a contractor who uses QuickBooks, you’ve seen the software has its limitations when it comes to the green industry. Needing other features yet not wanting to duplicate your work, you have probably looked at products that handle what you need and say they integrate with QuickBooks. Some software does a great job with integrating, but others fall way short.... read more

Central Turf & Irrigation Supply selects executive VP, CFO

March 21, 2014By

  Central Turf & Irrigation Supply appointed Alan Edwards to senior executive vice president and CFO, where he will focus on long-range planning, processes and infrastructure for the Elmsford, N.Y.-based distributor. “I am pleased to have Alan join our team on a full-time basis,” said President Bernardo Luciano. “Alan will complement the management team by helping us implement best-in-class processes that... read more

A Better Way 2 Learn offers free e-book

March 19, 2014By

A Better Way 2 Learn Financials released a free e-book for landscape professionals, The Landscaper’s Guide to Integrated Financial Management, authored by Frank Ross, the creator of A Better Way 2 Learn. The 15-page guide hits on five processes to foster sustainable growth within a landscape company. Those five processes include the following. 1. Lead tracking The guide reinforces how important... read more

Do you have an integrated financial management process?

November 19, 2013By

Integrated financial management is not accounting. It’s a system of financial management for a landscaping business that relates the most important financial processes to each other in such a way that, at any point in your financial cycle, you will have a clear and focused picture of where your business stands, where each individual job stands, where you’re in great... read more

How many support staff do I need?

October 11, 2013By

I’m continually surprised and amazed by the lack of continuity in the amount of support staff per dollars of revenue among landscape business owners. It ranges from two people per $5 million to one person per $1 million. Notwithstanding the differences between design/build and maintenance, it seems there should be a standard correlation between support staff and revenue. So what’s... read more

April 2013 Web Extra: Green Industry chart of accounts

April 12, 2013By

In Bruce Wilson’s April 2013 Best Practices column we reference a sample Green Industry chart of accounts, available for download, courtesy of the Wilson-Oyler Group. Download it now by CLICKING HERE. read more