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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.
Atop the Vindhyagiri hills in Karnataka, a 57-foot-tall statue stands. This is the statue of Lord Gomateshwara, or Bahubali, as he is known to the local patrons. The surrounding area is filled with temples where each of the many Jain Tirthankaras sits.
Sharavanabelagola is named after a pond that is located at the foothills. 'Bel' in Kannada means white, and 'kola' means pond. This is a sacred water body to the activities of the temples. It is a tourist attraction and a pilgrim destination located 85 kilometres from Mysore, and 145 kilometres from the capital, Bangalore.
The pond that Sharavanabelagola is named after Image source: wikimedia commons
Since the statue is placed at such a great height, pilgrims are made to make a journey to the top of the hill by foot. They are required to climb the stone steps barefoot as an act of piety and devotion. Palanquins are offered only to senior citizens who wish to worship at the temple.
In 3 B.C, when India was ruled by the Mauryan Dynasty, Chandragupta Maurya became a Jain monk and took up residence in the Chandragiri and Vindhyagiri hills. He is supposedly responsible for the establishment of the temple complex at Shravanabelagola, where he lived till he died. Later on, his grandson, Ashoka made some additional changes to the place.
A shop in the tourist section that sells handmade items Image source: wikimedia commons
Every twelve years, a Mahamastabhisheka is conducted, and Jains from every part congregate to witness it. The statue is washed with water, rice flour, sugarcane juice, saffrom, sandalwood paste, gold, and silver flowers, curd, ghee, milk, and turmeric, and all the monks offer special prayers. The surrounding temples and rocks are preserved as archaeological wonders owing to the 800 edicts and inscriptions found here which span 600 to 1830.
Keywords: Shravanabelagola, Jainism, Chandragupta Maurya, Ashoka, Karnataka
By Siddhi Jain
The author who named the book after her twin sons -- Puhor and Niyor -- is a parent who has seen and heard the tales of ridicule and discrimination suffered by many in India and beyond. She says the book is an artistic illustration for kids that details how different families can live and coexist. Whether it's children with two dads or two moms, children with a single dad or single mom, and even multiracial family units, Borthakur's book teaches love, understanding, and compassion towards unconventional families.
Beyond race, gender, color, and ethnicity which have formed the bases for discrimination since the beginning of time, this book aims to bring to light a largely ignored issue. For so long, single parents have been treated like a taboo without any attempt to understand their situations; no one really cares how or why one's marriage ended but just wants to treat single parents as villains simply for choosing happiness and loving their children.
Homosexual parents, a relatively new family system, is another form that has suffered hate and discrimination for many years. Pritisha emphasizes the need to understand that diversity in people and family is what makes the world beautiful and colourful. 'Puhor and Niyor's Mural of Family Stories' is a firm but compassionate statement against all forms of discrimination on the bases of sexual identity, gender, race, and even differences in background
'Puhor and Niyor's Mural of Family Stories' is a firm but compassionate statement against all forms of discrimination on the bases of sexual identity, gender, race and even differences in background. | Photo by Ben Wicks on Unsplash
Written for a global audience, the book is targeted at kids between the ages of five and 10, the reason it is embellished with colourful images of families of different types is to appeal to children's sense of sight and drive home the message at the same time. Borthakur believes children are the best place to start because the ages between five and 10 are the most formative, where little ones pick up habits, beliefs and perceptions.
The Guwahati-born author says, "With this book, I'm not trying to take away the job of parents in forming habits, I simply want to do my part as a parent. It is important that we impart the right values in our kids in a bid to build a better, more inclusive and tolerant global society that is fair to everyone." The author's first attempt at a book was an Assamese poetry 'Anubhav', published in 2010.
Set to be published under the label of Author's Channel, the book is like an adventure; a journey into uncharted territories, untouched subjects and matters long ignored. In her words. "The book takes a critical stand in defense of people in society who have had to undergo severe emotional torture for no cause of theirs. It is a terrible conception to think such people any less of a human just for being different," says publisher Aruna Naidu. By September 30, this title, priced at Rs 299, will be available online and in offline bookstores. (IANS/ MBI)
Keywords: Book, children, Guwahati, Puhor and Niyor's Mural of Family Stories, moral, story, kids, discrimination, equality
If you feel that clean and well-groomed hands are just an essential prerequisite for women, you might like to think twice. Men should equally pay attention to their hands because our hand houses 1,500 bacteria living on each square centimeter of its skin. You can easily assume what havoc it can create in our body because in India we have the culture of eating with our hands and spaces beneath nails can become breeding heaven for germs. Moreover, clean and maintained hands boost confidence in their daily life activities. Therefore, it's important to keep your hands clean irrespective of your gender by washing or sanitizing at regular intervals. And, to keep them groomed, you don't have to visit a salon.
Rajesh U Pandya, Managing Director, KAI India, gives easy and completely doable tips to follow at home:
* Refrain from harsh soaps: You should be mindful of the soap you are using to wash your hands. Your soap can have a moisturizing element in it like aloe vera or shea butter. Ensure that you're washing your hands with normal water as hot water can make your hand's skin dry and scaly.
You should be mindful of the soap you are using to wash your hands. | Photo by Aurélia Dubois on Unsplash
* Clip your nails regularly: Make use of your personal nail clipper to cut your nails. After cutting your nails at a comfortable length also file them using a nail filer. Never share your nail care clipper as the germs can get transferred to your loved ones. Also, don't forget to use grime remover to remove hidden germs in corners and beneath nails. Also, you may like to file your nails to have a smooth finish.
* Good quality Nail Clipper: Do not use a rusted or chromium coated nail clipper as it might be harmful to skin and might cause dangerous bacterial infections.
* Stop the habit of nail chewing: Sometimes anxiety or extreme boredom can lead to chewing of nails. This habit only makes your nails uneven and ugly. Sometimes, our unclean nail folds give rise to viral, bacterial or fungal infections, which in turn can make us sick if we chew our nails.
Make use of your personal nail clipper to cut your nails. | Pixabay
* Exfoliate your hands: Similar to the way you exfoliate your face; your hands also need it. It helps to keep the dry skin at bay and keep your hands soft. You can buy a scrub or make one at home using brown sugar and olive oil. After scrubbing, you need to massage your hands with moisturizer.
Similar to the way you exfoliate your face; your hands also need it. It helps to keep the dry skin at bay and keep your hands soft. | Wikipedia
* Don't use your nails as tools: Always keep in mind that your nails are like jewels. Never use them to pry things open such as pop cans, removing keys from the ring, opening letters, or scraping off labels. This results in unnecessary breakage of nails, making your hands look dirty.
Never use your nails to pry things open such as pop cans, removing keys from the ring, opening letters or scraping off labels. | Photo by Sammy Williams on Unsplash
* Be aware of nail or cuticle inflammation or redness: If there are any signs of infection, disinfect the skin as soon as possible with an anti-bacterial or anti-fungal ointment.
(Article originally written by N.Lothungbeni Humtsoe) (IANS/ MBI)
Keywords: Nails, groom, hand, exfoliate, chew, nail clipper, bite, cuticle