Planning for Success

Building a successful business to reach your goals

If building a successful business and reaching your goals is your number one priority – then we’d like you to meet our newest Vibrant Business director Zac Hayes!

At Vibrant Business, it’s our goal to help you reach yours and having Zac on your team is a huge benefit to your successful business and future growth.

In this blog, we introduce you to Zac and highlight his own growth journey as an entrepreneur and person.

Zac has two successful businesses under his belt

A born entrepreneur, Zac started his first accounting business – HA Accounting – from his kitchen table in Tocumwal, NSW. After working in the corporate scene, he decided to create a firm that was community minded and celebrated the achievements of small businesses.

That’s when HA Accounting came into existence in 2016 and within a short period, the business had grown exponentially and expanded into two offices (in Tocumwal and Albury). 

In 2018, Zac co-founded The Travelling Podiatrist, which has since grown to encompass a 400km radius and 30 locations over two states. It still remains the main provider of podiatry services in the Murrumbidgee region of NSW.

Meanwhile, this venture opened the door to further connections in the health industry and Zac became the CFO of Navorina Aged Care in Deniliquin in 2020 just when the covid pandemic hit our shores.

In this role, Zac navigated the importance of covid protocols in a regional setting during the pandemic, and oversaw the implementation of new systems and hardware to achieve a new level of efficiency and productivity in the facility.

ZAC FACT: He studied accounting in South Australia and has a Bachelor of Financial Planning. 

Making moves for future growth

With four successful businesses under his belt, Zac made the change to sunny Queensland, where he joined forces with Brenda Ryan here at Vibrant Business. He is currently working in four accounting firms across Queensland and New South Wales, and is always looking for the next big thing to add to his resume.

Zac is a strategic thinker – and Vibrant Business clients will benefit from the strategic thinking he brings to all of his client meetings.

ZAC FACT: If your 2022 goal is business growth, Zac can help you with tax minimisation strategies, entity structure formation and evaluation, and creating and fostering leads within a business.

On a personal level…

Zac is an advocate for the LGBTQI+ community and often speaks about his own battles with mental health in his personal life and how to tackle the subject in a professional setting.

This is a topic close to his heart and one he puts a lot of time and energy into – even winning a wellness advocate award in 2021 for his commitment.

He also enjoys travelling the world and gets itchy feet if anything stops him exploring! The pandemic and border closures were a nightmare for our intrepid traveller! As soon as the international borders were open, Zac jetted off to Brazil.

ZAC FACT: When he’s not travelling (and even when he is!), you’ll find him scuba diving, playing hockey, drinking coffee, sipping gin and tonics, and running and exercising.

A highly accomplished businessman and individual

Zac has won (and been nominated for) many awards in his field and prides himself on always learning and becoming better than yesterday.

Awards include:

2021 30 Under 30 Wellness Advocate
Albury Wodonga Business Awards 2018
Most Outstanding New Business
Accountants Daily 30 Under 30
SMSF & Accounting Awards VIC & TAS 2019
Editor’s Choice SMSF & Accounting Company of the Year
SMSF & Accounting Awards VIC & TAS 2018
New Firm of the Year Fastest Growing Firm of the Year SMSF & Accounting Professional of the Year (Regional)
Australian Accounting Awards 2019
Start Up Firm of the Year
Albury Wodonga Business Awards 2019
Outstanding Young Entrepreneur (Zac Hayes)
Berrigan Shire Business Awards 2019
Most Popular Business
My Business Awards 2019
Young Business Leader of the Year (Less than 10 Employees) (Zac Hayes)

Finalist nominations include:

NSW Chamber Murray Riverina Business Awards 2018
Start-up Superstar
Albury Wodonga Business Awards 2019
Outstanding Small Business Excellence in Professional & Business Services
Australian Accounting Awards 2019
Marketing Program Diversity & Inclusion Firm Fastest Growing Firm Rising Star
Young Accountant (Zac Hayes)
Thought Leader (Zac Hayes)
Australian My Business Awards 2019
Regional Business Leader of the Year
Australian Small Business Champions Awards 2019
Accounting Firm of the Year Young Entrepreneur of the Year (Zac Hayes)
SMSF & Accounting Awards VIC & TAS 2018
Firm of the Year
Small Business Advisor of the Year
Marketing Program of the Year
Customer Service Firm of the Year
Tax & Compliance Firm of the Year
NSW Chamber Murray Riverina Business Awards 2019
Young Entrepreneur of the Year (Zac Hayes)
Accountants Daily 30 Under 30
Accountant (Boutique Firm)
Public Accountant
Australian Accounting Awards 2021
Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the Year
New Partner of the Year

Ready to grow and achieve your goals in 2022?

Building a successful business and reaching your goals doesn’t come without strategic thinking, a mentor and a team of professionals to help you get there.

If this is your number one priority in 2022, let Zac help you with a free one-hour Business Impact Session (valued at $300).

In this session, you and Zac will review your goals and vision, identify your critical challenges and roadblocks, and formulate your next steps for 2022.

You can book your session here.

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