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Barry Spanger – Business Coach and Mentor
Director, ClientEdge, Melbourne
I have been involved in the operation and management of businesses for over 30 years. Over this time, I have experienced great success in building, operating and growing small and medium-sized businesses into large & successful operations.
Since selling my own business in Melbourne 8 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 well versed 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 & development, motivation, labour relations, OH&S and performance appraisal.
I completed my Master of Business Administration (MBA) at Monash University in 1996. I am currently a member of the City of Melbourne Small Business Grants External Assessment Panel, andI am a former President of the Australian Automatic Vending Association (AAVA), now known as the National Vending Association (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.