CEDIA View: If Not Now, When?
There is never a good time to do the things you don’t want to do.
And for a lot of people in this industry those things include getting your business organized, looking at your bills and overhead, trying to get marketing under control. Everyone has different pain points, but from what we’ve heard topics on the operation side of your business tend to be the major stressors.
However, the truth is you can’t avoid these topics. They don’t go away when you close your eyes or focus on other areas of your business. When one area is in distress it has a chain reaction to the rest of your business.
We don’t say this scare you, we say this because we can help!
Most of you probably know CEDIA from the tradeshow or maybe from hands-on training we offer, but CEDIA also has a variety of benefits designed around your business pain points.
CEDIA has negotiated many discounts ranging from warranty protection to savings on your cell phone plan. Some of our recent and popular benefits include:
Intrix Technology Inc.
CEDIA has partnered with Intrix Technology, Inc. to deliver innovative payment-processing solutions.
Intrix Technology, Inc. is a leading technology enabled registered Independent Sales Organization that delivers innovative payment-processing solutions for enterprise, retailers, and sales organizations. Their products can be grouped along three lines:
• Merchant Services – Intrix offers merchants the most competitive rates and technologically advanced programs in the payments industry today. Intrix is a full service provider for processing payments received by members, payments such as credit, debit, loyalty, and gift cards as well as Electronic Check Processing.
• Payment Gateway – For more than a decade, Intrix has delivered PC-based solutions for processing payments and storing sensitive payment data.
• Professional Services – Intrix Technology, Inc. is your Payment Management Partner. Our team of Professional Services executives provide system design, implementation assistance, software development, custom modifications, training, and support services to provide a one-stop complete solution for integrated payment processing needs.
Association Insurance Programs
CEDIA members have unique insurance needs. Association Insurance Programs understands these needs and can provide members with access to innovative, electronic systems industry insurance products and coverage at an affordable cost.
Association Insurance Programs has created a comprehensive business and personal insurance program customized to support CEDIA members. We can help you decrease your costs and increase your coverage’s by creating a comprehensive insurance program that will protect your business and your employees while providing the BEST COVERAGE available to the electronic systems industry.
CEDIA partnered with The Shiner Group to create the Business Toolkit webinar series. Leslie Shiner and her team take on the hard topics like cashflow, mark up v.s margin, and increasing profits. Each webinar has a corresponding white paper or template to help members take that first step toward implementation. These webinars are available at no cost to all CEDIA members.
With it being the start of a new year start thinking about how you will organize your financial. Being consistent with this data will save you time and provide you a reference point throughout the year.
CEDIA created a downloadable Recommended Chart of Accounts as well as a white paper to help you understand how to use the Chart of Accounts.
If you have questions about the Recommended Chart of Accounts, or would like to request your copy contact Erica Shonkwiler at email@example.com.
Make sure to renew your CEDIA membership so you can take advantage of these exclusive benefits. There is no better time than now to look at the operations side of your business. Visit cedia.net/join to learn more. •