NSCA provides members with business tools, tips and ideas that help you run your business more efficiently and increase profits.
Library of Documents, Forms & Templates
Spend less time running your business so you have more time to make money. Essentials of Systems Integration™ Online is a comprehensive library of more than 650 industry-standard documents, forms, templates and agreements for human resources, legal, finance and more.
There's no need to reinvent the wheel when you have access to hundreds of existing documents that you can easily customize to fit your needs. Find all the templates you need to successfully grow your business, including industry research reports, sales prospect checklists, tech tutorials, employee handbooks, estimating forms or an extensive listing of job descriptions. A built-in s earch engine allows you to easily find and modify documents to fit your needs.
Generate New Business
Distribute your press releases and news stories to thousands of people through NSCA . Simply email your press releases to firstname.lastname@example.org for posting. Limit two releases per company per month. Read NSCA and industry news now.
NSCA will also share your stories with others in the industry. Perhaps you have a story about an outstanding installation, a systems challenge you overcame or your most recent philanthropic activity. Send your idea to email@example.com and it could be featured in our bimonthly newsletter, Building Connections™ , or industry trade magazines.
Promote your company using NSCA 's Members on the Map™ online member directory. Potential customers and industry professionals search the directory to find members by zip code, member type or within a specified number of miles. Designate the markets you serve and technologies you work with to make it even easier to attract new business. You can even add product and services information to your profile and link it directly to your website. Review and update your profile often so users can locate your company and bring you more business.
Use NSCA 's member mailing list to network with colleagues, increase awareness of your products and services, and build key business relationships . NSCA 's lists contain full mailing information for NSCA members, including their membership type and top five technologies. To access the lists, complete the list request form.
Find Solutions to Common Challenges
Save Money on Insurance and Stabilize Health Insurance Costs (Learn more)
Commercial electronic systems companies often struggle to find the right insurance solutions at the right price. Insurers may not fully understand our unique industry, which can cost you. But, because it was created specifically for NSCA members, SystemsPlus™ Insurance Solutions understands what you do, which can result in huge savings. Several members have already saved tens of thousands of dollars. Property and casualty, errors and omissions, and surety insurance through an A rated carrier is available.
SystemsPlus™ Health Solutions allows NSCA members to obtain large-group pricing, ensure coverage availability, and stabilize costs now and in the future. By pooling the size of the NSCA membership, SystemsPlus allows for unique plan features not available in standard health plans, including opportunities to earn “premium credits” to reduce future premiums, make more efficient insurance purchases, improve employee health and receive reports on how much you’re spending on claims.
NSCA and Industry Publications
Keep informed of people, products, projects/activities and places/events that can help you solve problems, save time and make money. Receive industry and NSCA news, business tips, government updates, “green” strategies and more through printed and electronic resources such as the alternating monthly Building Connections and The Business Owner™ newsletters, and Insider Link , a biweekly e-newsletter.
NSCA members are also eligible to receive free subscriptions to the following industry publications: Systems Contractor News, Sound & Video Contractor, Pro AV and Sound & Communications.
Online Job Board
Use NSCA 's Online Job Board to search for a new staff member or position . Companies and job seekers can post their job openings and résumés and browse through potential employees and positions. Member companies are encouraged to post both entry-level and advanced positions online.
Employers may search résumés, track how many times a job posting is viewed, and receive email notifications of matched résumés or your postings that are about to expire. Job seekers can submit their résumés to any registered employer, make their résumés searchable or unsearchable, and receive email notifications of matched positions.
Members receive two free listings, then a 25 percent discount on each listing after the first two.
MasterFormat™ Tools and Training
Having trouble maneuvering through the CSI MasterFormat ‘04 specifications? NSCA members can access tools and training sessions to help you use MasterFormat to build your business. Available resources include:
- Frequently Asked Questions: The FAQs introduce MasterFormat ‘04 and the changes present in divisions 25, 27 and 28.
- Guide Specifications: These tutorials help specifiers and integrators write and/or respond to three-part specifications and manufacturers develop compliant specifications. Specifications are available for subsections within Divisions 25, 27 and 28.
- Training Delivered to You: NSCA provides MasterFormat ‘04 training at your location. From a basic, one-day session to an advanced, two-day workshop, customized training focuses on how you can best utilize MasterFormat.
- Mini Manual: The mini manual includes:
- History of the revision's effects on the commercial electronic systems industry.
- Comparison matrix that cross-references divisions and sections from the ‘95 version to the '04 version.
- Abbreviations, descriptions and definitions for terms commonly used in the construction industry.
- Applicable industry codes, standards and industry certifications by subsections.
- Quick Reference Card: This handy tool helps you locate information in the ‘04 version. One side of the card helps you find sections by term and the other side by number. It fits into your MasterFormat ‘04 book for easy reference.
All of these resources are available in NSCA 's bookstore. For more information, contact Member Services at 800.446.6722 or firstname.lastname@example.org.