I have known Barry Spanger of Client Edge for many years, having met him initially in his capacity as a business owner, and subsequently working with him for several years as a Mentor and Coach to our manufacturing and sales business in Melbourne. Barry has owned and managed businesses for 40 years, and in addition to his academic achievements, I regard him as the consummate businessman in that his skillset is so broadly based.
He assisted us initially establishing a business plan and strategic direction for our business which had been operating for several years in a highly competitive marketplace, and subsequently extended his input through to marketing and sales, financial control and HR management. He was a wonderful asset to our company.
As the lure of retirement became more appealing for me, over a period of 18 months Barry assumed the critical role of mentoring us through the establishment of a sale strategy and the associated detailed preparation required. We chose not to use a business broker for the process, and Barry’s expertise, lateral thinking and commitment contributed enormously to a very successful outcome.
I wholeheartedly recommend Barry to anyone considering the services of a business coach, and would be very confident that it will prove to be a highly productive investment
Gary Horton - Director (Retired)
Smoothflo Products Pty Ltd
“I have had the pleasure of working with Barry Spanger in his capacity as a business coach for the last 7 years and have benefited greatly from his experience and expertise. Through our business coaching sessions we have been able to improve our business profitability, operating processes and supply chain negotiations, whilst also receiving direct assistance with business plan development. In addition to this, I have worked closely with Barry to evaluating several new business opportunities, and capital raising, and his support and advise here has been invaluable.
I have and will continue to refer Barry Spanger to any business who is striving to improve performance and take their business to the next level”
Michelle Davis - Managing Director
“Barry was highly recommended to me when I was looking for someone to provide me with support in growing my business. Although I had previously worked with a business coach, and had expectations of what to expect from a coach, I was so wrong. On my first meeting with Barry I was blown away. Barry’s ability to look at my business from a distance, with none of the emotional attachment that I have had, has been most valuable and insightful. Processes I have been carrying out simply because “that is the way I have always done it” was not good enough anymore. Barry challenged my every thought process, decision, action and made me 100% accountable to myself. Not only have I had immediate financial return in my business, I have started to approach my whole business in a totally different light.
I would recommend Barry to anyone who really wants to challenge themselves, develop their business skills, and improve and grow their business.”
Jenny – Managing Director
As a growing company in a competitive environment Vendzone has utilised the services of Barry Spanger as a business coach over the last 5 years.
Barry’s skills and experience have enabled us to fully complete a thorough analysis of our business and more importantly assisted us to design a strategic direction moving forward.
In the ensuing years we have experienced significant growth in a depressed market and most importantly have attained the desired profit margins the business required.
Needless to say we endorse Barry and his team for any SME in a similar position.
Vendzone Pty Ltd
I have known Barry Spanger for over twenty years and my company has used his professional services in the past.
We have found his clear approach as well as his attention to details to be invaluable when assisting us formulating strategy and actions plans. Barry’s successful business track record and experience as well as his solid academic background provides him with the ability to assist his clients in many different aspects. I have no hesitation in recommending Barry.
The Blue Pod Coffee Co.