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Introduction


 

Get your business where you want it –

with the right business coach

 

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Introduction


 

Get your business where you want it –

with the right business coach

 

 

Are you struggling to build, grow or manage your business?
It could be your staff. Your sales. Or even your skills. Don’t worry, I’ve been there before.
As your business coach, I’ll be so much more than a sounding board. I offer
smart and strategic guidance that’s clear, simple – and above all, practical.

Time to close the gap between where you are
and where you want to be?

LET’S CHAT

 

 

 

About


About

About


About

Meet Barry Spanger – your new business coach

 

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I’m a business veteran – with a track record to prove it

When you work with me, you benefit from my 40+ years of practical business and leadership experience – and my MBA too.

I’ve transformed a number of SMEs into large, successful corporations. For example, I once owned and helped a small South African business grow into the country’s largest supplier of air conditioning parts. And later after moving to Melbourne, I turned a local, home-based vending machine business into the state’s leading independent operator.

Guidance you’ll actually apply

My clients choose to work with me because I understand the realities that small businesses face. I speak your language – and offer smart, sensible guidance that you can actually apply.

So if you’re after wishy-washy, airy-fairy ‘advice’, I’m not your guy. After all, what’s the point of a great idea without the clear and practical steps to make it happen?

Expertise across all business functions

My clients often ask me how I maintain such a clear focus and balanced perspective.

It’s because of this: I have deep knowledge and experience in all key business areas. From financial management and planning to staffing, sales and marketing – I’m across it all.

What’s more, I know how to synchronise all these facets for optimal business performance.

More than a respected business person

It goes without saying that you want to work with people who are good at what they do. But don’t you also want to be around people you genuinely like and respect? I know I do.

‘Business person’ isn’t all that defines me. I’m also a friend, husband, father and grandfather – known by all for my warm, friendly manner, direct approach and wicked sense of humour.

 

Ready to get your business where you want it?
LET’S CHAT!

 

Services


Services

Services


Services

Here’s how I can help

BUSINESS MENTORING

Do you struggle to make decisions? Do you question your own judgment a little too often?

If so, you need someone to bounce off. Someone whose expertise you can trust. Someone who tells it like it is – without the emotional attachment.

As your coach and mentor, I provide honest and objective guidance across all business functions. I help you implement smart yet simple strategies to promote business growth and success.

BUSINESS PLANNING

Does your business lack focus and direction? Do your ‘ideas’ never seem to get off the ground?

This means you either have no business plan – or you have one that’s unusable.

After a rigorous review of your business, I’ll help you to write a business plan that clarifies your goals and defines strategies to achieve them. Then, I’ll outline a step-by-step action plan to either grow your business or get it back on track. 

SALES & PROFITABILITY

Are you facing slow or declining sales? Do you struggle to find new customers while keeping margins strong? 

Whatever’s causing your poor sales, I can help you get to the bottom of it. But that’s not all.

I’ll also help implement changes for sustained success – from empowering your sales team with the right tools to establishing new systems for greater sales accountability.

MARKETING STRATEGY

Are you tired of ineffective marketing? Do you think your marketing dollars could be spent more wisely?

Marketing is a science and an art – which is why an expert eye can make all the difference.

I can show you how to create and execute smart marketing plans that help you attract and retain the customers that matter. What’s more, I can also review your existing marketing materials to ensure you’re communicating a consistent and effective brand message.

TIME MANAGEMENT

Are there never enough hours in your day? Do you need to work smarter, not harder?

If you’re working more hours than you want (with reward), it’s time for change. And if your staff never seem to get to the bottom of their to-do-lists, I can help with that too.

As an expert in time management for leaders, I’ll help you outline a plan to ensure you allocate your time smartly and efficiently. 

STAFF MANAGEMENT

Are staffing issues sapping your time and energy? Do you struggle to find and retain good people?

People are your most valuable asset. But if they lack the skills, attitude and motivation to perform, they can also be your worst nightmare.

From recruiting and training to motivating and promoting, I’ll help you implement HR strategies and processes to build and retain your dream team.       

Praise


PRAISE

Praise


PRAISE

My clients say it best

I’ve had the pleasure of helping many business owners overcome their challenges and achieve their goals.

But why take my word for it? Take theirs.

    

A wonderful asset to our company

Barry helped us establish a strategic plan while also sharing his extensive expertise in marketing, sales, financial control and HR. As I came closer to retirement, Barry also mentored me through a transition strategy. I wholeheartedly recommend Barry to anyone considering a business coach. He’s been a wonderful asset to our company.

Gary Horton – Director (Retired)
Smoothflo Products Pty Ltd

 

I have and always will refer Barry

Barry has been our business coach for seven years – and we have benefited greatly from his expertise. We’ve improved our profitability, processes and supply chain negotiations. He’s also helped us establish a business plan and evaluate new capital raising opportunities. I have and always will refer Barry Spanger to anyone striving to improve business performance.

Michelle Davis – Managing Director
PR Media 

 

The results speak for themselves

I had worked with business coaches before so I thought I knew what to expect. I was wrong. Barry blew me away from the very first meeting. He looked at my business without the emotional attachment I had – which was exactly what I needed. Barry challenged my every thought process, decision and action. And the results speak for themselves. I now approach my business in a whole new light.

Jenny – Managing Director
JenaDyco International

 

Barry is the one to call

Barry’s skills and experience have helped us analyse our business and develop a strategic plan. As a result, we have experienced significant growth in a depressed market – and achieved the profit margins we needed. For any SME in a similar position as us, Barry is the one to call.

Kapil Sheth – Director
Vendzone Pty Ltd

 

I recommend Barry without hesitation

I’ve known Barry for over 20 years and my company has used his professional services on many occasions. His clear approach and eye for detail have been invaluable in helping us develop and execute our strategic plans. I recommend Barry without hesitation.

Eli Raskin – Director
The Blue Pod Coffee Co.

 

Ready to get your business to where you want it?
LET’S CHAT!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A Tribute to Business Owners


 

An Ode to All Business Owners

"It is not the critic that counts. Not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled or where the doer of deeds could have done better.

The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in worthy cause.

Who at best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither defeat nor victory."

--Theodore Roosevelt

A Tribute to Business Owners


 

An Ode to All Business Owners

"It is not the critic that counts. Not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled or where the doer of deeds could have done better.

The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in worthy cause.

Who at best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither defeat nor victory."

--Theodore Roosevelt