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We’re proud to offer our students the ability to achieve a Nationally Recognised Training qualification in a short time span. Where required, we organise field placement for our students that relates specifically to their chosen course. We are always reviewing our courses and ensuring only the best curriculum is being delivered.

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Transform your business through training

Every day, you face the challenge of improving how your business uses resources to serve your customers and be more profitable. Your organisation must make difficult choices about how and where to make investments that serve the long-term future of your company. Employee training remains one of the highest-return investments you can make.

But in choosing education and training providers, it’s important to make sure the money you’re investing translates into tangible results:

 – increased employee productivity,
 – improved performance at their jobs,
 – higher morale,
 – greater retention and reduced recruiting costs.
 – In the end, education and training must give your business a competitive edge.

As experts in creating learning programs for adult workers, Pragmatic Training helps hundreds of customers achieve better business results through training every year. We do more than just deliver top quality training. We use powerful assessment, measurement, tracking, and reporting tools to verify you get the full benefit from your investment in your employees.

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Salesforce NetSuite Integration (Core Benefits For Sales & Finance Teams)

Integrate Salesforce and NetSuite for a better overall experience.

At Pragmatic Training, we know how a Salesforce NetSuite integration can offer a range of benefits for sales and finance teams.

If you’re struggling to get everyone on the same page with financial data and do not have a single source of truth, a NetSuite Salesforce integration will create a centralised location for real-time financial data accessible across departments in your organisation.

Using the right connector solution, integrating NetSuite and Salesforce is remarkably simple.

In fact, with Breadwinner, the connector works out of the box.

NetSuite Salesforce integration – it’s a no-brainer

If you are using Salesforce and NetSuite in your technology stack, finding a way to integrate these two platforms is unavoidable. Once you have paired NetSuite’s ERP with Salesforce’s CRM, departments in your organisation can begin to gain a clear understanding of customer financial data and use this to further conversations and accelerate productivity.

Using a NetSuite Salesforce integration, your organisation’s sales team can begin to access important financial data natively in Salesforce. Rather than navigating between different apps and having back-and-forth conversations with the finance department, sales team members can seamlessly access all the customer data they need in one place to make informed decisions.

Can you use an iPaaS platform?

iPaaS (Integration Platform as a Service) platforms can typically provide organisations with a handful of intuitive integrations to unify technology stacks. When it comes to connecting many different cloud-based processes, iPaaS platform can prove extremely useful. However, it’s often easy for iPaaS platforms to get in their own way and make your workflows more complicated.

iPaaS platforms usually come with a sizeable price tag and take some time to set up. If you are searching for an immediate solution to address your organisation’s disjointed workflows and cross-team communication, this is not for you. iPaas platforms require you to make an upfront investment and pay for rolling subscription costs.

Can you use APIs and a RESTlet web service?

Combining the APIs for Salesforce and NetSuite, you could build a connection between the two platforms through an RESTlet web service. To make this work, you would need to consult a team of developers. If you have an in-house IT department with experience in this area, they could potentially take the lead in developing a custom solution for your organisation.

However, it’s worth noting that building your own connection between these two platforms is far from straightforward. If your developers are unfamiliar with the two APIs, it will take some time to get familiar with them. Also, when it comes to storing and sharing sensitive financial data, there is no room for error – which can leave teams hesitant about building a connector in-house.

Salesforce NetSuite Integration (Try Breadwinner)

If you do not have access to in-house developer expertise or want to front the cost of an iPaaS platform, you should consider a Salesforce NetSuite integration like Breadwinner. Using this Salesforce-native integration, you can hit the ground running and quickly begin to unlock the immense benefits of centralising pivotal customer data for your organisation.

Breadwinner isn’t an iPaaS platform. They are not trying to do everything at once. They believe in the importance of focusing on connecting two platforms at a time and ensuring this is done well. After all, Salesforce and NetSuite are two distinctly different platforms that occupy different parts of your organisation’s workflows. Ready to explore our NetSuite Salesforce integration?

You can book a demo today and see what Breadwinner has to offer your organisation.

Successfully Starting a Small Business from Home

Starting a new business?

60% of new business owners will launch their ventures from their homes. Now that’s just a United States statistic but here in Australia, you can guess the numbers aren’t too different, especially with recent transitions to be more digital, reduce the cost of physical locations and allow for remote working.

So to make things easier we’ve put together a list of thing we think are important to think about when starting a business from home. Here are seven steps to get you started if you’ve been considering launching a small company from home.

Create a business concept

Finding a profitable company concept is the first step in beginning a small business. The ideal scenario is that you’ll create a company endeavour that appeals to you and fills a gap in the market.

Finding a problem that annoys you is a fantastic method to do this. Is there a problem you keep running into that you wish someone would fix? That may be your next business endeavour.

You do not, however, have to create anything entirely new. Consider the companies that are already in existence and consider how you could enhance what they are presently doing. Do you see any market gaps that you could bridge?

Choose what you want to sell

There are many factors to consider when beginning a business, but deciding what you’ll sell is where you should begin. Your capacity to offer goods or services to clients is crucial to the success of your firm.

Make a list of potential goods or services you may provide. Following that, think about the following issues:

  • Does this good or service have a market?
  • How would this help my clients?
  • Would I buy this product or use this service?
  • How much could I feasibly demand?
  • Is the demand high

Plan your business

Then draft a strategy. A business plan will provide you clarity as you get going and will be quite helpful if you decide to later seek for small business finance.

The majority of business strategies either involve a typical company or a lean startup. In a conventional business strategy, you’ll go into considerable depth. Most lenders and investors need these lengthy plans, which might be several dozen pages long.

A lean startup business plan, in contrast, concentrates on a high-level overview of the company. You simply need to write a one-page summary of the key elements of your company. Although you can make this lot more quickly, you might need additional information in the future.

Choose a structure for your company

Making the right structural choice is crucial to running your firm. A sole trader can be the best option for you if you want to launch your business swiftly and with the least amount of fuss imaginable.

With this kind of structure, you have total authority over every decision because there is no executive board or partner to answer to. But keep in mind that there is no legal distinction between you and the company; you are liable for any liabilities and legal actions that the company faces.

A corporation, on the other hand, offers greater freedom and establishes a legal distinction between you and the firm; nevertheless, there is additional paperwork to complete and your business must be registered with the state.

Open a business bank account

You should open a business bank account once your legal business structure has been formed. This is crucial since it distinguishes between your personal and company funds.

Partnering with a neighbourhood bank will allow you to build a personal rapport. Smaller banks are sometimes regarded as being more accommodating and fast to act when an issue arises.

Make your home office

Establishing a dedicated home office is a fantastic idea if you intend to work from home. It might be a spare room in your house or simply a designated area of your bedroom.

However, you should pick a location that will provide you with some kind of seclusion. Also, pay attention to the backdrop, particularly if you have to make frequent client calls.

Analyze your business concept

It’s time to put your company concept to the test, which calls for you to concentrate on generating some revenue. After all, profitability is the standard by which successful firms are judged.

There is no ideal strategy for starting a firm, and you may make lots of mistakes at first. Partnering with more established companies might help you gain exposure and expand more rapidly.

Whatever approach you choose to use, be ready to change it as you go. The most crucial factor is that you are developing a solution that is pertinent and meets the demand of your clients.

How to find a business for sale

One of our offerings at Pragmatic Training is providing business skills that help you advance within your industry. For existing business owners a large part of expansion is related to acquisition. We offer acquisition training among other key business skills training.

Despite all the talk these days about older-generation and baby-boomer business owners selling their stores or offices, it may still be challenging to locate a viable business to purchase in many parts of Australia. While we have intimate experience with Queensland, in particular Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast, we believe these tips can help anyone start with the right foot forward when looking to buy a business.

However because it isn’t as easy as walking into a shop and picking a business off the shelf, it’s critical to exercise patience and exercise caution. Once you’ve identified a target business you think will work well for you, you should conduct extensive research. Make sure you know exactly what you’re buying and that you’re not spending too much. Frequently, consulting an expert is beneficial as they might be able to help you notice some of the hidden disadvantages.

Finding a business for sale

Here are some resources that are a great starting point in your search for a business for sale.

Business Brokers

There’s a reason this one is at the top of our list. Brokers assist transactions by serving as an intermediary between buyers and sellers of private enterprises. In bigger areas, like the Sunshine Coast or Brisbane, it’s easy to find brokers who have knowledge of the area and business needs.

Although we are Brisbane based, we refer all of our clients wanting to expand up the north coast to BizBrokers. BizBrokers are the best brokers to sell your business up at the coast and if you’re looking to buy sunshine coast businesses then BizBrokers should be your go-to brokers. They also have their own range of listing on their site making the process of finding a business even easier. They’ve helped us find a business that matched our clientele perfectly and we highly recommend them to anyone near the Sunshine Coast and Maroochydore region.

Accountants and attorneys

These experts work with business owners and can provide leads for organisations that are either for sale or thinking about selling.

Bankers

Account managers work with business owners as well and are excellent resources for recommendations. They could be motivated to help firms sell because they want to fund the deal and keep the business owners as clients.

Commercial real estate agents

These agents are much harder to find but they could be aware of company owners looking to sell. Along with selling real estate, some agents also market companies.

Bankruptcy trustees

Trustees may be aware of profitable companies that have run into financial trouble for a number of reasons, including poor management.

Financing

You’ll probably need to set up finance once you’ve chosen a company to acquire. Your buy should be financed in a method that optimises your repayment options.

In addition to your personal investment, you will normally look for a term loan from a bank that is secured by the company’s assets. Buyers frequently ask the current owner for financing as well. For a portion of the purchase price, the vendor accepts a note in lieu of cash, which is later paid off. An example of this is a vendor takeback.

Consider expansion and company transition capital to complete the financing since it offers flexible terms and typically needs little to no personal guarantees.

Plan your purchases to prevent a shortage.

When owning a firm, it’s crucial to prepare carefully so that you don’t suddenly require more money because something was missed or wasn’t taken into account.

Your preparations should include a business plan you can show to bankers and investors. Even if the business has been extremely profitable under the previous management, financiers will want to know how you intend to run the company.

What your banker wants to know

Here are some of the points your financial institution will want to know.

How is the business performing? How profitable is it?

Can you supply the financial statements of the company being acquired?

Why is the owner selling the business?

How was the proposed price arrived at? For example, if the price is $100,000, does this amount include equipment, working capital, inventory, etc.

What are your plans for the business? Do you need additional financing to expand or implement changes?

Have you worked in the company being acquired? If so, in what position? If not, do you have experience in the same industry?

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