NSCA Overhauls Essentials Online Library to Help Members Run their Businesses Better

NSCA Essentials Online Library includes access to sales proposals, marketing templates, business plans, industry legislation and much more.

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These days, with customers of all sizes looking to incorporate AV technology into their projects in various vertical markets, it’s more important than ever for AV integrators to have quick access to the information they need.

NSCA has revamped its Essentials Online Library to make it easier for members to use and to find what they need to help them build more successful companies—and a more successful pro AV industry overall.

Through the overhauled industry portal, visitors to the NSCA Essentials Online Library can get access to sample sales proposals, estimating support, marketing templates, system checklists, HR policies, business plans and industry legislation.

The library features tools to help with:

  • Branding
  • Marketing
  • Sales
  • Estimating and proposals
  • Procurement and purchasing
  • Operations and design
  • Project management
  • Human resources
  • Business, finance and accounting
  • Installation and technical support
  • Managed services
  • Contracts
  • Licensing, IP, cybersecurity and Internet of Things
  • Codes and standards

The NSCA Essentials Online Library also features archived association webinars, research, publications and newsletters.

“It helps you get ideas of what you can do to change things in your office to do things better,” says Dawna Payne, executive VP of Texadia Systems. “You can take it and use it as a base.”

How to Leverage NSCA Essentials Online Library

Through the NSCA Essentials Online Library portal, users can customize employee manual templates, increase employee retention with a tuition reimbursement form and write a business plan.

The library allows NSCA members to save time with more than 650 documents all in one place.

Topics include research and benchmark standards, business forms and templates, human resources, industry advocacy and articles. Users will find sample forms such as an advertising calendar and budget, competitive analysis toolkit, quarterly sales plan, sales proposals, monthly operations reports, financial reports and lien waiver templates.

“They’re really good at making them generic so you can work around that,” says Payne. “It will help to give you ideas of what you can do for your own company.”