A new year brings new opportunities and plenty of resolutions: go to the gym more, travel to new places, volunteer more, etc. While making some resolutions for yourself, why not make a few for your business too?
1. Attend Leadership Summit
The ESA Leadership Summit is where the electronic security industry’s leaders convene to stay on top of trends, meet with Association leaders, network with colleagues and chart the industry’s future. It’s not too late to ‘Link.Learn.Lead.’ this year in Chandler, AZ- register today!
2. Use NTS to Train Your Employees
As the leading provider of classroom, online courses and certifications for the evolving security and life safety industry, the ESA National Training School is the definitive source for training and certification. By taking advantage of the courses offered, you will set your company apart from your competition.
3. Get a SARRG Quote
Security America RRG (SARRG) offers affordable general liability and errors & omissions insurance coverage to businesses that provide electronic life safety, security and systems integration. Discover the potential savings on your policy plan and find security knowing that they are reinsured by A.M. Best ‘A’ rated companies.
4. Attend ESX
The Electronic Security Expo (ESX) brings together professionals who are passionate about the business of electronic security and life safety. Dealers, integrators and monitoring professionals attend ESX to connect with like-minded peers, learn from business thought leaders, and discover emerging trends and technologies. Reserve June 8-10 for ESX and book your flight to Fort Worth, TX!
5. Join a Professional Group
As a member of an ESA Professional Group, you will gain knowledge and insight on these topics through ESA webinars, white papers, newsletters, research reports, seminars and face-to-face networking. The groups include: Young Security Professionals (YSP), Installation and Service Professionals (ISP), Sales and Marketing Professionals (SMP) and Executive Management Professionals (EMP).
6. Support the ESA Youth Scholarship Program
The ESA Youth Scholarship Program was created to promote goodwill among the electronic life safety and security industry and police and fire officers by providing college scholarship awards to their deserving sons or daughters. Help promote the program so that these young men and women are recognized.
7. Utilize the New State Licensing Guide
Getting ready to do business in various states? Take a look at the new ESA State Licensing Guide for helpful state by state licensing information as it pertains to Intrusion, Fire, Video, Access Control and PERs.
8. Read Security Nation
Security Nation is published by ESA to provide members with knowledge you can use to grow and better run your business. Security Nation covers legislative and regulatory updates, industry news, ESA programs, events, product and service information and a variety of other features from subject matter experts on issues that are relevant to you.
9. Get Involved in the ESA Mentorship Program
Help yourself and your industry as you take part in the ESA Mentorship Program! This nine-month program is specifically designed to help bridge the gap between multiple generations in the security industry. By taking part in the program either as a mentee or mentor, individuals will gain a wealth of knowledge that will not only help themselves grow, but help the industry overall! The application process will open this summer for the Class of 2017.
10. Utilize the Employee Recruitment & Retention Dealer Toolkit
Recruiting talent is a serious challenge for security companies and will continue to be a challenge for the foreseeable future as our country struggles with a shortage of skilled workers. This toolkit provides easy to implement resources to attract and recruit talent to your business, as well as information on how to retain quality employees. www.ESAweb.org/Toolkit
11. Use the Member Savings Program
The ESA Member Savings Program now offers collective buying power with access to a portfolio of 25+ vendor partner programs. The average business saved 13% off their total business expenses. Call the ESA Member Service Center at (972) 807-6801 for more information.
12. Support ESA Gives Back
ESA Gives Back is an ongoing program that engages association leadership, members, and staff in supporting charitable and philanthropic initiatives. Keep an eye out for the announcement of the chosen charity for 2016 and ways that you can give back.
13. Take advantage of the ESAvings Program
ESAvings is a member to member benefit program available only to ESA Regular and Associate Member companies. Members will find exclusive discounts and incentives for many of the products and services your company purchases on a regular basis. www.ESAweb.org/ESAvings
14. Download the ESA Product Selection Guide
Looking to add new products and services to your business? Make use of the ESA Product Selection Guide! This guide is designed to help ESA Members work through a methodical process when evaluating new products and services to add to their business.
15. Opt-in to Receive Government Insider
2016 is sure to be an important year for our industry, so stay up-to date with the latest information! By opting-in to receive Government Insider, a monthly e-newsletter, you will receive the latest information on legislative activity at the state and federal level.
16. Join an ESA Webinar
ESA hosts webinars throughout the year. These live, interactive presentations cover relevant topics and trends in the industry. Presented by business leaders and industry experts, ESA Webinars provide an alternative forum to educate business professionals and offer a way to keep up with evolving technologies, learn about new products and services, and business best practices, without having to travel! Stay on the lookout for various webinars throughout the year!