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Federal Budget 2021-22: what small business really wants

Kochie’s Business Builders – May 4, 2021

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg will deliver the 2021-22 Federal Budget next Tuesday, 11 May. It’s been a massive year for the Australian economy, with the country currently experiencing the highest net operating deficit in history (in the hundreds of billions) and the nation’s small business landscape experiencing the greatest impact of all.

Vital Addition: helping business owners drive growth through outsourcing

Grow A Small Business Podcast – April 22, 2021

In this episode, I interview Lachlan Grant, the CEO of Sidney-based Vital Addition, an accounting, and finance firm which specializes in working with small to medium-size businesses. They helped their clients reach their business and financial goals through modern and innovative approaches including outsourcing.

Secrets of Business Success: insights from an outsourced 21st Century CFO

Dynamic Business – April 14, 2021

Remember video shops? Or popping a roll of film out of your camera at the chemist for developing (and paying double if you wanted your images back within the hour)? Many of you won’t, and with good reason. Technology advances and markets and consumer behaviour changes – and fast.

4 common mistakes business owners make when selling and how to avoid them

Kochie’s Business Builder – February 18, 2021

A business owner’s decision to sell can take a long time to make and be an emotional journey.

What 2020 taught five Australian business leaders (and how 2021 will be different)

The Big Smoke – December 9, 2020

As 2020 taught us, adversity can be a great teacher. However, to our finest entrepreneurs, today’s lessons will be tomorrow’s victories.

“Just don’t call me a millennial”: The unique challenges, and opportunities, facing young leaders in 2020

Smart Company – December 4, 2020

There’s a common misconception in established leadership circles, especially in more traditional industries, that young leaders are not only more entitled, but less effective than their older counterparts.

2021: Challenges and opportunities for Australian small business

Ticker News – Ocotber 15, 2020

The scale and impact of the coronavirus pandemic could never have been anticipated. Whole industries have been mothballed because of it, while others are scrambling to adapt. Business owners and entrepreneurs are faced with an extraordinary opportunity to capitalise on the abrupt change in consumer behaviour that’s taken place in 2020, outlines Vital Addition CEO, Lachlan Grant, on Ticker TV.

Investor Funding for SMEs: 6 Key Questions to Ask Before Seeking Finance

Savvy SME – August 20, 2020

Securing finance for your small business venture can take substantial time and feel endlessly frustrating.

The average Australian business can wait for more than a year before achieving their funding goals. Meanwhile, some highly sought-after businesses may find themselves getting finance in no time at all.

5 ways to make sure your business is ready for EOFY

Kochie’s Business Builders – June 12, 2020

The end of the financial year (EOFY) and tax time for small business can be challenging at the best of times. In the third and fourth quarters of 2020 in particular, most Australian small business owners have had to make significant and rapid adjustments to most areas of their businesses in light of the spread of COVID-19 and the risks posed to businesses and workforces as a result, writes Lachlan Grant, CEO of Vital Addition.

Wipeout? Saving our vital start-up economy from COVID-19


Start-ups play a vital role in the economy of the future. But right now, as the global economy races to adapt to the crisis triggered by the worldwide spread of COVID-19, the start-up landscape is more at risk than ever.

What the $190B stimulus package means for you

TRIPLE M – March 27, 2020

Vital Addition CEO Lachlan Grant talks to Triple M Karratha about what the government’s COVID-19 $190B stimulus package means for consumers.

What International Women’s Day means to women in business

THE BIG SMOKE – March 4, 2020

International Women’s Day marks the progress made, and the progress yet to be made. We sat down with our valued female partners to discuss what the day means to them.

A guide to small business grants in Australia

DYNAMIC|BUSINESS – February 27, 2020

The economy needs the innovation, skills, goods and services and job creation generated by small business. As such, the government and other major players offer a myriad of funding opportunities, including grants, to support small business service provision.

10 things you can do in 2020 to improve your business

Kochies Business Builders – January 22, 2020

As a business owner, you may have used the New Year break to rest and recuperate from the working year. January is commonly a quiet period for small business, so apart from spending some quality time with friends and family, it’s the ideal time to take stock of this year, examine what can be improved, and plan ahead for the growth of your business, writes Vital Addition CEO Lachlan Grant.

A Q3 financial sanity check for SMEs

INSIDE SMALL BUSINESS – December 04, 2019

Reviewing business plans and financial spreadsheets might seem superfluous in the second quarter of the financial year. But assessing your finances and accounting practices at this time of year can be the ideal time to help understand your business better, nurturing success, and hopefully avoiding any potential or impending crises.

How do Australian business leaders restore and revitalise over summer?

The Big Smoke – December 02, 2019

With the year winding down and summer calling, we spoke to Australia’s business leaders about how they approach the festive season.

The 5 financial tips you need to know when starting a business

Kochie’s Business Builders – October 18, 2019

Starting your own business inevitably produces a combination of fear and exhilaration. Today’s global, tech-driven marketplace is challenging for everyone, and there is either going to be a market ripe for your specific brand of business, or (unfortunately all too often) there may not.

Lachlan Grant CEO of Vital Addition, a leading Sydney-based outsourced CFO, Tax and financial advisory company

Enterprise Podcast Network – August 26, 2019

Lachlan Grant, the CEO of Vital Addition, a leading integrated accounting firm for entrepreneurs and fast-growing SMEs, based in Sydney, Australia joins Enterprise Radio.

What’s the Difference Between a Bookkeeper and an Accountant?

Savvy SME – August 13, 2019

Aren’t bookkeepers and accountants the same thing? It’s a fair (and common) question. The short answer is no.

Do You Need an Accountant to Help Write Your Business Plan?

Savvy SME – July 23, 2019

Whether you are an established small business owner or a budding entrepreneur, a business plan is a wonderful opportunity – and an important step – for you to document everything you know and understand about your potential market, including your big picture visions and goals for the business, and your execution strategies.

Vital Addition: Outsourced business consultants and what to expect

The Big Smoke – July 9, 2019

Before you look to outsource business consultants, you should seek expert advice. Lachlan Grant, Paul Slezak and Nick Hedges know where the traps are, and know what to expect.


Business Business Business – July 4, 2019

The evolving roles played by those in upper management are the ongoing subject of widespread discussion and debate. The nature of the roles these executives play within their organisations has changed over time, just as the ways of doing business have changed.

Meat A CEO: Lachlan Grant – Vital Addition

The Big Smoke – July 3, 2019

Empowered by a diverse team of accounting professionals, Lachlan Grant saw an opportunity to take Vital Addition from a basic tax business to a market-leading financial enterprise, and ran with it.