Show Notes

In the first episode of the Grow Business Podcast, hosts Cory Mosley and Kerry James introduce themselves and discuss their mission to help entrepreneurs and small business owners grow their businesses. They emphasize the importance of providing valuable information and entertainment to their listeners, and aim to be a source of actionable insights and thought starters. Cory and Kerry discuss their backgrounds and experiences in working with businesses, and highlight the topics they will cover in future episodes. They also share personal anecdotes and discuss the changing landscape of business. Overall, they set the tone for the podcast and establish their goals and expertise in helping businesses succeed.


  • The Introduction [00:00:00]
  • The Excitement of Episode One [00:00:10]
  • The Mission of the Podcast [00:02:21]
  • The journey to finding a career path [00:09:11]
  • Entering the auto industry [00:12:21]
  • Overcoming limitations and achieving success [00:16:10]
  • The journey of working for Volkswagen during Dieselgate [00:19:23]
  • The three key elements of their philosophy [00:20:50]
  • Introducing Kerry James and his valuable perspective [00:25:21]
  • The five pillars of business growth [00:27:35]
  • Identifying and isolating the issue [00:31:20]
  • The importance of being open-minded [00:33:46]

Our Mission and Goals

Our mission for the Grow Business Podcast is simple: we want to provide valuable information and entertainment to help you grow your businesses. We believe that our podcast isn’t just for entrepreneurs, but also for those working within organizations who want to apply entrepreneurial principles. Our goal is to provide actionable insights, thought starters, and aha moments that can help you think differently and improve your businesses. We want to be a source of valuable knowledge and create relatable content that resonates with you. We understand the importance of choosing valuable content to influence your day and we want to be a part of that choice. We’ll cover various topics such as scaling, increasing revenue and profitability, retaining employees, and gaining clarity in business strategies. With our experience in working with businesses and implementing effective strategies, we’re confident that we can provide you with the insights you need to grow your business.

The Changing Landscape of Business

Cory discusses the changing landscape of business and the importance of staying up-to-date with new technologies and skills. He emphasizes that while certain professions require specialized knowledge, sales and marketing can be self-taught. He shares his own journey and experiences working for various corporations, including Volkswagen during the dieselgate crisis. He mentions that he has learned a lot about crisis management and even taught courses on public relations in a social media world. Cory then outlines the three key aspects that shape his philosophy: past successes and failures, being a student of business every day, and sharing what is currently working. He explains that he wants to provide valuable insights and information to help entrepreneurs navigate the challenges and opportunities of running a business.

The Five Pillars of Business Growth

One of the concepts we’ll be discussing in our podcast is the “five pillars of business growth,” which Cory has developed over his 20 years of consulting and coaching experience. These pillars include mindset, sales, marketing, operations, and people. Identifying and addressing challenges within these pillars is crucial for achieving growth. Following these five pillars and applying the framework of identifying, isolating, and attacking problems can lead to success and business growth. Cory and Kerry acknowledge that it can be challenging to take your own advice and emphasize the importance of seeking guidance and coaching from others. The Grow! Business Podcast will provide insights and strategies for making incremental changes that can lead to significant growth in your business. We’re excited to embark on this journey with you and look forward to helping you grow your business. Stay tuned for more episodes!

Bullet Points

  • Introduction to the Grow Business Podcast
  • Goals and mission of the podcast
  • Providing valuable information and entertainment for entrepreneurs and small business owners
  • Applying entrepreneurial principles in organizations
  • Actionable insights, thought starters, and aha moments
  • Covering topics such as scaling, increasing revenue, retaining employees, and gaining clarity in business strategies
  • Experience in working with businesses and implementing effective strategies
  • Childhood aspirations and interests
  • Cory’s journey in the auto industry and his passion for communication
  • Importance of staying up-to-date with new technologies and skills
  • Three key aspects shaping Cory’s philosophy
  • Kerry’s background as a broadcaster and his role in extracting valuable insights
  • Desire to provide valuable insights and advice to listeners
  • Anecdote about a breakthrough moment for a client
  • Introduction to the “Five Pillars Of Business Growth”
  • Importance of seeking guidance and coaching from others.

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