Barry Spanger

Business Coach and Mentor

Director - ClientEdge, Melbourne


I have been involved in the operation and management of businesses for over 40 years, and, I have enjoyed great success in building, operating and growing small and medium-sized businesses into large & successful operations.

Since selling my own successful business in Melbourne 13 years ago, I have shared my business knowledge and experience with owners and managers across a wide range of businesses and industries, acting as a business coach and mentor.

In addition to my skills in growing businesses, I am experienced in most aspects of improving business management, including strategic planning; sales and marketing; operations; and human resource management. I have strong financial management skills as well as an extensive knowledge of Human Resource Management, including staff selection & training; motivation and performance appraisal; labour relations and OH&S .

I completed my Master of Business Administration (MBA) at Monash University in 1996. I was previously a member of the City of Melbourne Small Business Grants External Assessment Panel, as well as the former President of the Australian Vending Association  in Victoria (NVA). I providementoring services to the City of Glen Eira & Kingston Business Mentoring Program.

My business career included growing a small home-based vending machine operating business, which over 13 years became the largest independent operator of snack and beverage vending machines in Victoria. Prior to that, I owned and managed a business in South Africa, which from humble beginnings, became the largest specialist supplier of components and parts to the Air Conditioning Industry.

Following my move to Melbourne in 1991, I was appointed State Manager of a major steel distributor, where I led a team of 120 employees and 8 managers, and gained valuable knowledge and experience in management within a publicly-owned corporate business environment.

To learn more about how I can coach you to grow and manage your business more efficiently, use the online enquiry  form or call me direct on 0409 455 446.