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The B2B startup trend is taking place across the globe and a number of retailers are considering to leverage the B2B market. There are countless benefits that are encouraging business owners to move to the B2B marketplace. B2B environment is exploding with the latest technologies including, machine learning, and artificial intelligence.
The technologies are contributing great role in generating quick sales. With the help of artificial intelligence, business owners can better understand individual customer needs and design promotion offers accordingly. Besides, the B2B business model also provides limitless opportunities for business owners. For example, B2B marketing strategies enable organizations to expand the reach of audience.
It means that B2B business owners can easily reach all levels of markets and audiences.
B2B in the Modern Era
You don’t need any long-term industry experience to start your business-to-business website. A few technical expertise and effective marketing strategies are enough to get started.
In case, if you are not running a B2B business, still you can get advantage from B2B services to entirely transform your current business. Entrepreneurs are crazy over B2B business model, for all the right reasons. Unlike B2C, the B2B business model sells in bulk and generate higher profits.
Every business regardless of the business model finds ways to be productive and for that business needs bulk resources. Since B2B startups are a great platform to obtain all of your desired resources, therefore, here is a list of the fastest-growing B2B startups where you can find what you are looking for easily and quickly.
Plutora is one of the best B2B marketplaces for businesses who are looking for result-driven software and applications. Plutora understands customer needs and offers the best DevOps SaaS solutions that support end-to-end software deployment with complete clarity and control.
Plutora delivers software solutions faster and helps you to add value and productivity to the business. The company got a growth rate of 4500% over the last three years and won the Deloitte Fast 50 Rising Star. Also, Plutora named as the 2014 cool vendor in IT DevOps by Gartner.
- Direct Macro
Direct Macro is one of the leading tech-focused e-retailer in The United States of America, with a global reach into more than 30 countries, including Europe and the Middle East. Founded in 2008, the company offers its millions of registered users a wide variety of latest consumer electronics, gaming products, smart home, and entertainment gadgets.
Direct Macro has ranked as one of the top online B2B stores in the USA. It’s a great place for small businesses to shop latest computers and tech gadgets with affordability.
- Zoom Charts
For small businesses, data representation matters a lot, and Zoom Charts made it easier than ever. Zoom Charts enables businesses to create visually appealing charts for data representation.
- Lead Genius
Lead Genius is an end-to-end sales solution that provides companies with a way to generate, qualify, deliver, and convert leads. Lead Genius assists both small and large businesses worldwide and lets them connect to the right customers while giving the underemployed access to new opportunities.
Voyat is a guest retention platform for hotels. It is a lightweight platform that enables hotels to maintain a 1:1 relationship with guests. Voyat also enables hotels to design offers, promotions and guest loyalty rewards specific to every individual need. At Voyat, there is a strong digital link formed via Wi-Fi, between every hotel client. It ultimately makes way for the direct booking channel and also intensifies the customer lifetime value.
Pulsate is another fantastic B2B e-commerce platform that provides cloud service for managing I Beacons. Right now, pulsate is targeting retailers providing them with the opportunity to leverage apple’s location-transmitting devices (iBeacons).
Emailing is an essential process for both small and large businesses, and Paubox is a great startup that helps businesses for the emailing process. Paubox links web security all together with the native processes to intensify the user experience. Paubox dedicatedly works for the healthcare industry where sensitive client information is involved.
Paubox secures every part of your emails, including subject lines. Paubox Email API makes it easy for recipients to view email notifications securely.
Block.io helps businesses in deploying Blockchain technology into applications and websites.
Block.io is the world’s easiest Bitcoin wallet service. It offers three lines of code that can be integrated into a business website or application and easily start accepting Bitcoin.
Blitzen helps businesses to engage customers by providing companies with interactive customer surveys that receive real-time customer information. Blitzen collects wide customer information via emails. Also, the brand got featured on Product Hunt in February 2015.
- Venue Book
Venue Book is an on-demand B2B startup. It is responsible for helping businesses in finding the best venue on short notice. Venue Book displays different event locations across the US that can be easily booked on-demand for your event hosting.
It’s a peer-to-peer based system that enables property owners to rent spaces for events. You have to book your venue in advance, a month before the event. However, Venue Book can allocate you with space as fast as a week.
B2B Startups are way Forward!
B2B startups are growing at a faster pace. If you are also operating a business and looking for any services or products for your business, then you can take help from B2B e-commerce startups.
All you need is to find which B2B store is right for you in terms of services and prices and be ready to transform your business. Keep in mind that before making a purchase, don’t just jump into the process. First, compare prices and delivery time then proceed your order.
It will save your money and time plus; you can also analyze different B2B platforms that are selling less expensive than others.
GENEVA — The battle to stem climate change may be lost as new information indicates the Amazon rain forest is turning from a carbon sink – or area that absorbs CO2 – into a source of carbon dioxide, the World Meteorological Organization warns.
The latest edition of the WMO's Greenhouse Gas Bulletin reports emissions of carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide once again broke all records last year.
The U.N. agency's report warns the concentrations of these greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere are driving climate change. It says carbon dioxide, the single most important greenhouse gas, accounts for approximately 66 percent of the warming effect on the climate.
The secretary-general of the World Meteorological Organization, Petteri Taalas, says about half of CO2 emissions remain in the atmosphere for centuries. He says the other half is taken up by oceans and land ecosystems.
He says it is not clear for how much longer forested areas, often referred to as the lungs of the Earth, will continue to act as effective carbon sinks.
"We have already seen some alarming indications that, for example, Amazonian rain forest ecosystem, which used to be a major sink of carbon, has become now a source of carbon, which is alarming," Taalas said. "And this is related to deforestation in the area and also changes in local climate because of this deforestation."
Oksana Tarasova, who heads the WMO's Atmospheric and Environment Research Division, says the WMO only now is revealing this new finding because it has taken nine years of observation to gather the measurement data set needed to understand the changes taking place. She says not all of the Amazon forests are turning from a carbon sink to a net producer of carbon.
"So, the Western part of the Amazonia still continues to work as a carbon sink at this point. But we do not know for how long that will continue this way," Tarasova said. "We are making the measurements there and keeping our track of what is happening there. … I would take the whole Amazonia as a whole that is seen that it is a sink, but its capacity is substantially reduced."
Meteorologists say climate change negotiators at an upcoming conference in Scotland must take concrete action and make concrete pledges to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.
They say setting carbon-neutral targets will not work in stemming climate change. They also warn the world is heading toward a temperature rise of 2.5 degrees Celsius by the end of this century. This, they say, is far more than the Paris Agreement target of 1.5 to two degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. (VOA/RN)
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Receiving compliments is something that a majority of us enjoy. Compliments, after all, make us feel good about ourselves. Sometimes compliments intended to be flattering turn out to be a tremendous turn-off, and in some cases, they are insulting. 'Beauty with brains is one of those compliments. So, is 'beauty with brains' a compliment? Without further ado, I would confidently say- NO! It doesn't matter what your gender, colour, or identity is. The answer is clearly a no.
Beauty with a brain suggests that you can only have one of these qualities and that you are an 'exception' if you possess both. "Oh, Wow! You are a beauty with brains" is a phrase that women often hear. This statement is used when a female exhibits characteristics that indicate she is intelligent. People are taken aback if they see a wise and beautiful woman because women are stereotyped to be either beautiful or brainy. The concern with this is that it is naturally assumed that men are intelligent. Women, on the other hand, are supposed to have a natural beauty. If she isn't attractive according to the norms laid down by society, it is expected that she would at the very least be intelligent. When someone manages to be both, it is regarded as a significant accomplishment.
People are taken aback if they see a wise and beautiful woman because women are stereotyped to be either beautiful or brainy. | Photo by Unsplash
Women are being stereotyped into two attributes: being attractive and being intelligent, and they are being conditioned to think that these characteristics cannot exist together. When you tell someone that they are not beautiful, you are implicitly attempting to fit them into the so-called "beauty standards" that today's era is so preoccupied with maintaining. And that is a significant issue. We are not required to fit in; we should take the risk of being unusual.
Many movies, television series, and even advertisements depict the female lead as someone who is the attractive one, well-dressed, with a face full of makeup and lovely hair. On the other hand, the intelligent girl is usually the one with unkempt hair, strange fashion sense, and little to no makeup.
While our generation has been the target of insulting and sexist slurs that have caused us to question our abilities on several occasions, let us work together to reverse the trend. Let us educate each other that beauty and intelligence can coexist and that we are all beautiful in our way and don't need to fit in the so-called standards set by our draconian society.
Keywords: women mental health, beauty, brains, men, intelligence society
Malgudi, a small fictional town in South India has been part of the childhood of most Indians. It is an old, shabby, and peaceful town that is unruffled by politics. The stories set in this small town ring the sense of belongingness in the hearts of its readers. The familiar feeling that feels like home resonates with their soul. And teaches important life lessons to the readers through simple tales. Malgudi Days is one of the books that every Indian child should read. The book is a compilation of 32 short stories that paint a beautiful picture of small-town in India around the '60s and '70s
R. K. Narayan, one of the most well-known and popular writers within India and outside India is the creator of this town and the occurrences of this town. The stories follow the characters Swami and his friends through their everyday lives. Be it the story of fake astrologers who scam and loot the people by his cleverness, or the story of a blind beggar and his dog where the money blinded the man with greed; each story has a lesson to learn, morals and values hidden in it. As the stories are simple, easy to understand yet heart-touching it makes it easy for the kids to connect with each character and imagine the story as if the reader themselves were the protagonist of the story. In simple words, we can say that R.K. Narayan simply told stories of ordinary people trying to live their simple lives in a changing world.
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As written during the Indian Independence movements and finally published in 1943. The stories in the Malgudi days beautifully encapsulated the transitioning milieu of the British era to post-Independence India. Each of the stories portrays a facet of life in Malgudi and simultaneously a life in an Indian town. R.K. Narayan was one of the first writers who pioneered Indian writings in the English language and the book was later republished outside India in 1982 by Penguin Classics. Thus, the book enjoyed a worldwide audience. The New York Times even described the virtue of the book as "everyone in the book seems to have a capacity for responding to the quality of his particular hour. It's an art we need to study and revive."
The beautiful storytelling of the book was assisted by beautiful illustrations allowing the children to let their imagination teleport them to the world of Malgudi. All the illustrations in the book were illustrated by the world-renowned cartoonist, R.K. Laxman who is also R.K. Narayan's younger brother. The illustrations complimented the scenes from the stories and excited the children, keeping them engaged in reading the book for hours.
The illustrations complimented the scenes from the stories.Pixabay
The short stories from Malgudi Days were later adapted into a television adaptation in 1986. This show was directed by actor and director Shankar Nag. It was filmed both in Hindi and English, containing 54 episodes and the first 13 episodes respectively. Later the series was revived for additional 15 episodes. The show featured several popular celebrities from the Kannada film industry of those days – Girish Karnad, Vishnuvardhan, Ananth Nag, Arundhati Nag and Vaishali Kasaravalli, to name a few. The series was premiered on the Doordarshan channel and became the window into the town Malgudi for many. The show did not only excel in its storyline the TV adaptation elevated the storytelling as the show was technically very sound and stood out in its fantastic detailing in terms of locations and sets. With the cinematography being creative The Malgudi days- TV series once again warmed the hearts of both young ones and adults.
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Malgudi- our childhood home
Malgudi days hold a special place in the hearts of whoever has read the book as a child. With the detailed descriptions of the town and stories one almost gets a feeling that they've visited the place themselves. The characters, Swami and his friends feel like they were all readers' childhood friends. The surreal feeling of being home in the world of Malgudi. The world of Malgudi is intimate, warm, lifelike, and engaging. The setting is modern, and the life portrayed in these stories is contemporary. Still, there is an old-time air about It. R K Narayan once described Malgudi as "Malgudi is where we all belong, and where we wish we lived."
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