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No Installer is an Island

Jan 9, 2014 3:59 PM

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This industry is full of problem solvers. It’s practically in every job description (or should be). Home technology professionals know how to get things done, but in the midst of gutting things out and trying to find more time in the day it can often feel like you’re an island – isolated and alone.

But you’re not the only one and you are certainly not in it alone.

In 2012, 77 percent of CEDIA members asked for an event that will allow them to meet with local non-competitors to swap stories, learn about emerging trends, and brainstorm solutions to problems plaguing their business.

In 2013 CEDIA took action and created the Connect with CEDIA events to help, and a full schedule of events has been put on the 2014 calendar. Connect events happen in your backyard and gives the opportunity to grab a drink with fellow industry peers and ultimately bring closure to some of the following issues:

I thought I was the only one.

Have you ever wondered if you were the only one experiencing the problem of juggling “too much at once?” Ever had a project that was a nightmare from the start? You aren’t the only one and Connect with CEDIA events is the perfect way to share your horror stories and triumphs. What better way to meet new industry friends than over a beer after a long day?

I didn’t know CEDIA did that for my business.

Raise your hand if you know all of the benefits CEDIA offers to members. It’s okay if you can’t list off every benefit you receive as a member. Connect with CEDIA events allow you to get your membership questions answered while also getting a pulse on new benefits that can help you save time, money, and resources.

I had no idea 15 minutes of emerging technology updates could help me discover new revenue opportunities.

Each Connect event has 15 minutes devoted to emerging technology updates. We take a look at the hard-hitting trends that will be affecting business now and in the future. Feel like you are in a profit slump? Take advantage of this moment at the Connect events and get inspired with new revenue ideas.

If networking events are not your cup of tea, first may we say – give it a try, it won’t kill ya and second, even if you don’t partake in the networking festivities – you’re still not alone. Consider CEDIA a partner for your business. Unsure of how to start organizing your chart of accounts? Looking for information on the newest technologies? Wondering where you can save some money in your business expenses? Don’t retreat to your island! CEDIA is your association, working to help you make smarter business decisions, operate more efficiently, and build your skills.

Last month CEDIA launched a brand new website designed specifically for you. We’ve made it easy to find these resources. The new website offers over 130 hours of online training, more than 20 technical white papers, 100+ business and technical templates, reference documents, and more! You now have 24/7 access to the industry’s strongest resource.

Check out everything CEDIA has to offer, from networking events to online leaning. Let us be a part of your team in 2014 because no one likes to be on an island alone, didn’t you see Castaway?

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