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Introduction


 

Get your business where you want it -

with the right Business Mentor

 

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Introduction


 

Get your business where you want it -

with the right Business Mentor

 

 

Are you struggling to build, grow or manage your business?
It could be your staff, your sales, or even your own skills.

Don’t worry, I’ve been there too - I know just how you feel!

As your business mentor & 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

 

 

 

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About


Meet your  new Business  Mentor -

Barry Spanger

About


Meet your  new Business  Mentor -

Barry Spanger

Your new Business Mentor -

Barry Spanger

 

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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 – my MBA too, as well as my 15 years of experience as a Business Mentor and Coach.

I’ve transformed a number of SMEs into large, successful corporations. For example, I previously owned a small South African business, which grew into one of the country’s largest supplier of air conditioning components. And later after moving to Melbourne, I turned a local, home-based snack vending machine business into one of the state’s leading independent operators of food and drink vending equipment.

I specialise in assisting SMEs  (owners and managers),  operating in the South East of Melbourne.

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.

Most important is the fact that "I have walked in your shoes"  and understand more than anyone, how you are feeling and coping in your business.

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 and experience that will help you 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.  Having successfully applied it in my own businesses, I am well qualified to help you to do the same.

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

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 to be?
LET’S CHAT!

 

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HOW I CAN HELP YOU


How can I help you?

HOW I CAN HELP YOU


How can I help you?

Here’s how I can help

BUSINESS PLANNING

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

This normally means you either have no business plan – or you have one that’s unusable, or outdated.

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

SOMEONE TO TALK WITH

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

If so, you need someone to bounce off your dreams and ideas. Someone whose expertise you can trust.

Someone who tells it like it is – without the emotional attachment.

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

SALES & PROFITABILITY

Are you facing slow or declining sales? Do you struggle to find new customers? 

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, and improved profits.

MARKETING STRATEGY

Are you tired of marketing that does not achieve anything? 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.

MANAGING YOUR OWN TIME

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

If you’re working more hours than you want (without the 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 set up a plan to ensure you allocate your time smartly and efficiently, ensuring that you achieve the best benefit for your efforts. 

MANAGING YOUR STAFF

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 rewarding, I’ll help you to implement HR strategies and processes to build and retain your        dream team.       

Are you ready to get your business to where you want it to be?


LET’S CHAT!

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Praise from My Clients


My Clients Say it Best!

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

Have  look at what they have to say about me

Praise from My Clients


My Clients Say it Best!

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

Have  look at what they have to say about me

I have helped many business owners overcome their challenges and achieve their goals.

But why take my word for it? Take theirs.

    

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 their business performance.

Michelle Davis – Managing Director
PR Media 

 

BARRY HAS BEEN OUR 'GO TO" PERSON

We have been using Barry to assist us in our business over the last few years. Barry has been our “go to person” for all issues relating to the business, both general running and day to day as well as in times of crisis and need. His assistance has been extremely useful and he has helped us implement systems, work towards goals, overcome obstacles when at a deadlock and be that extra person to share ideas with.

Being a husband and wife team, Barry provides support in our decision making. He is an invaluable member our team.

Candys and Ron – Owners/Directors SOS Pest Control,  Australia

 

BARRY GETS "PERSONAL" ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS

We contacted Barry, initially to assist us with restructuring our distribution business and undertake some long term planning.

Barry was inspirational in his drive and intensity to mobilise new plans and goals. His dedication and support has gone far beyond our initial needs and expectations and Barry continues to be a powerful & influential resource with respect to our business profile, organisation, marketing and vision planning.

Barry gets “personal” about your business in order to understand it from the inside out. We would highly recommend Barry Spanger as an all round business consultant, for his expertise, support and genuine professional interest in building one’s company.

Larry Dimant - Edge Trading Group

 

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

 

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

 

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
JD International

 

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 to be?
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