TAG: Dan Gordon

LCF panelists weigh in on biggest mistakes

January 12, 2017By

Our expert panelists weigh in on the biggest mistakes they see in each of their areas of specialization. A novice lawn care operator is likely going to struggle, even with some basic training. It takes years of practice to become an expert at anything. While you might be the best turf manager on the block, there’s likely another area where... read more

Deadline extended for Operating Cost Study participation

June 23, 2016By

Landscape Management, the National Association of Landscape Professionals and Turf Books have extended the deadline to June 29 for companies to participate in survey for the Operating Cost Study for the landscape industry. “The information produced in this report and the actions taken by individual companies who use it could quite possibly be one of the most important management tools... read more

LM, NALP, Turf Books to overhaul Operating Cost Study

May 27, 2016By

The National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) in conjunction with Landscape Management and Turf Books are seeking landscape companies to participate in a new Operating Cost Study for the landscape industry. The study was last published in 2012 by NALP. The revised study will be a key source of benchmarking information for industry members to analyze their companies, identify trends... read more

Guest post: The other side of depreciation

May 18, 2016By

Rod Bailey, a small business management consultant specializing in green industry companies, writes in response to Daniel Gordon’s February 2016 article, “Principles of tax depreciation.” Daniel Gordon, CPA, argues that landscape contractors should take full advantage of Section 179 accelerated tax depreciation and bonus depreciation allowances for determination of their taxes at the end of the year. Gordon is dead right... read more

2015 Lawn Care Forum: Best version of QuickBooks, peer group benefits

January 10, 2016By

Dan Gordon, principal of TurfBooks, explains the best version of QuickBooks depending on your niche. Gordon also talks about the return on investment of participating in peer groups. read more

GIE+EXPO 2015: The state of the landscape market

November 20, 2015By

LM‘s editorial advisory board members, including Adam Linnemann of Linnemann Lawn Care & Landscaping; Kevin Kehoe of 3PG Consulting and Aspire Software; Richard Bare of Arbor-Nomics Turf; Phil Harwood of Pro-Motion Consulting; and Dan Gordon of Turf Books, talk about the current state of the industry at GIE+EXPO 2015. read more