Starting a new business can be one of the most exciting things in life. It's the start of something new where you're in charge and the future has yet to be decided. Unfortunately, the reality is that most businesses fail in the first few months or years and there are generally a few common reasons why this happens. Here are five deadly mistakes to avoid when starting your business ...

Persuading the boss for a pass to work from home can be a tough nut to crack. Their instinct will almost instinctively force a ‘no’ from their lips but if they took the time to think about it for a little bit longer they might just find that having you working from home more often is a solution that just might benefit everyone.

Many of you are entrepreneurs or aspiring business mavens looking for the "next big thing". In fact, while creating that big idea is the way to make the big bucks, there's another pathway that can help you get started fast. By partnering with a wholesaler it will allow you to focus on building your supply chain, marketing funnel, and industry knowledge first. Then, if you see more money you can take things to the next level by leveraging that experience and start manufacturing your own product. A great way to get started is with reselling energy supplements. While this has gotten a bad name from some in the past, there's still loads of money to be made. Let's take a look.

The planet that we call home is in trouble. Landfills are spilling over, plastics are choking oceans, and greenhouse gases are setting fires and melting ice caps. Every day you hear about these problems on the news, and every day they get more and more serious. Although climate change and pollution are complex and monumental issues, even the smallest of businesses can do their bit. By adjusting how you conduct your company and changing just a few everyday office habits, you can make a big difference in the impact that your business has on the world around us. With that in mind, here are fifteen things that you should do to make your office more eco-friendly.

I go to a lot of trade shows and I get a ton of swag from openings as well as just random companies looking to send me stuff. What most brands don't 'get' is that the most common stuff just gets put in a box or worse, simply thrown away. While you might think that re-usable shopping totes are the rage, let's look at some different items that are actually useful and that means a long life reminding your target about your brand. Here's some tips that you can use to help make the smart decision when selecting swag items for your next promotion!