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 enjoyedgreat success in building, operating and growing small and medium-sized businesses into large & successful operations.
Since selling my own successful business in Melbourne 10 years ago, I have shared my business knowledge and experience with owners and managers across a wide range of businesses and industries, 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).
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 transfer 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.