Indian Startup Scenario – India Towards Its True Potential

India ranks among the top five countries in the world in terms of the number of startups founded. India has made tremendous growth towards the creation of innovative startups and has emerged as the 3rd fastest growing hub for technology startups in the world.

Introduction of initiatives like GST and Make In India have given a momentum to the startup economy. Indian Start-ups are moving on the upper line and are expected to increase in size and number in the coming year. It is measured that India houses around 4,200 start-ups, creating more than 85,000 employment opportunities. With over $5 billion worth of investment in 2015 and three to four startups emerging every day, it is projected that the number of startups in India will increase to more than 11,500 by 2020, with job creation from these entrepreneurs reaching 250-300k. The number of Investors has also risen multi-fold in the past few years.

Recent Developments

Indian startups have undergone many developments in the second quarter of 2017. From being selected in the Google’s accelerator program, to raising funds from the Chinese investors, the startup ecosystem has been quite encouraging. Google selected six Indian startups for the accelerator program in July 2017. Startups using latest technologies such as machine learning and artificial intelligence have been chosen for the same.

Limitations

Despite such promising statistics, only 9% of the Start-Ups have female founders/co-founders. Delhi NCR, Bangalore, and Mumbai, along with Hyderabad, Pune and Chennai account for more than 90% of the Start-Ups in India. The focus is largely limited to information technology-enabled products and services including e-commerce, aggregators, analytics, health-tech and online payments. Amongst all this, the product start-up sector has been largely ignored. A big factor behind India’s growth is software enabled firms such as Flipkart and Ola. Rarely do hardware product companies bring about such success. The reason for this can be attributed to the lack of funds. India’s ecosystem clearly does not have any scarcity in terms of capital. However, only a very small amount of this capital reaches these startups. Additionally, startups in India spend five times the amount of effort to raise funds as compared to US startups.

This is where the Government intervention is required. Through the provision of alternate sources of funding and through a partnership between the Industry and Academia, the government can facilitate and accelerate the growth rate. Alternate debt financing instruments will help Start-Ups and other small enterprises to overcome the problem of lack of adequate collateral, limited cash-flow and the high risk involved. While direct support of start-ups and the right kinds of skills to start & run a business are important, the ease of doing business in the country also matters a great deal. This includes ease of starting a business, obtaining relevant permits, accessing credit, paying taxes, etc. The Labour laws in India are out-dated as well. Thus, appropriate government policies are required to make the Indian Start-Up Ecosystem reach its true potential.

However, Government and international organizations are investing in innovative ideas. Monetary and infrastructure support is accelerated. Start-ups are also making good use of the facilities available and are showing a sign of good times. This can certainly not be dismissed as a passing trend and it’s surely going to change the way the markets are working today in India. Government initiatives are also expected to play a vital role in the startup ecosystem’s bright future. For instance, the commerce and industry department of the Indian Government is planning to organize a south Asia regions’ meet of startups for exchanging new ideas and increasing interaction among them, thereby showing confidence in startups.

Thus, the scenario in the last quarter suggests that the investors’ interest towards funding the India startups remains strong. Next quarter is likely to be more attractive owing to the economic reforms and their implementation. Startups are now focusing on cutting losses, increase their overall valuation and attain operational excellence. These qualities along with the positive sentiments of the investors and support from the government can make the startup ecosystem of India reach new heights in the near future.

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Five Basic Tips for Investing in Real Estate

There are a lot of things to learn in Real Estate before you start investing. In fact, investing in Real Estate is much more complicated than the stocks investing. That is why Real Estate has become the common investing area for many people and thus have become more popular over the years. One needs to have financial and legal knowledge before investing in the Real Estate.

So, here we are providing you five basic tips which helps you to familiarize yourself with the basic concept of Real Estate.

1. Location:

Location Matters which is an old age saying perfectly suits when we think of the investing in Real Estate. The first thing you should make sure while investing in a property or proceeding forward is whether it is located in a good place or not.

If it is the best location, it can be the worst house there, but that doesn’t matter as you can just fix the issues or resell it to someone who wants a house in the best location. This is called as the Fixing and Flipping formulae by the professional Real Estate investors.

2. Wholesale properties:

Being wise is also very much important while investing. You need to follow the Warren Buffet formulae from the stock market investing which says “You need to be greedy, while everyone else is feeling fearful.” You need to look out for the wholesale properties that are being offered at great discounts and thus avoid paying full prices.

Using this technique, you can buy the property at low price and keep the selling price twice the buying price which helps you in maximizing your investment return.

3. Connect with local investors:

Hanging out with the local investors and talking with them about the local Real Estate market will help you in knowing the things better. Ask them to show their properties and take in every single bit of information they give you.

4. Reading helps a lot:

There is a tremendous amount of information available online these days. You can also gain information that you may need regarding the Property field and investing as well. Buy and read books that give you practical knowledge about buying, flipping, renting and selling the properties.

5. Find a good Realtor:

This is the best part. When you are all set and finally ready to invest in some property, then a Realtor is the person who helps you with it. And a good Realtor who understands the concept of investing returns and also have sold a number of properties can be the best choice.

Property investment can offer fabulous returns, but there are also people who are bankrupted after investing in Real Estate. It is all in your hands, so be sure and know everything involved before you invest.

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Insurance Totaled My Car – What This Means

“Your vehicle is a Total Loss.” These words, more often than not, spark immediate controversy between an insured and their insurance company. The main cause of controversy between an insurance company and an insured as it relates to total loss is that most people feel their vehicle is worth more than it really is.

A vehicle, though historically not a good investment, is very personal to us. Many of us spend a great deal of time in our vehicles each day and grow attached to our car. Many others ”trick out” their cars and inherently feel that their modifications enhance the value of the car.

I thought it might help some folks if they heard exactly how an insurance company views this and how they go about compensating you for your car should it be determined to be a totaled. There are typically two main things involved in understanding this process: What exactly is a Total Loss and how is the value of a car determined. In this article I am going to discuss and define a Total Loss from an insurance companies perspective.

So, what exactly does it mean when your insurance company deems your vehicle a total loss? In general, there are two types or measurements if you will when it comes to making this determination: Financial or Economic Total Loss and an Obvious Total Loss.

Financial or Economic Total Loss

A vehicle is often declared an Economic Total Loss when the cost of repairs exceeds the value of the vehicle, plus sales tax, less your deductible. I am sure you have heard that there is a percentage used to determine if a car is an Economic Total Loss. You have probably heard numbers from 50% to 70%, or more. This is true, however, it is important to know that not all states set an actual percentage and that for the states that do not set percentages, it is up to the insurance company to determine what that will be.

Although all insurance companies that are free to set this number themselves are all different, a common number you will hear is 70%. What exactly does that mean? I thought a quick illustration might help:

Market Value $15,000

Plus tax $ 1,050 (7% used as example)

Sub-total $16,050

Less Deductible $ 500

Total Loss Value $15,550

Cost of Repairs $11,662

Repairs are 75% of the value

In the example above, your insurance company would likely determine your vehicle to be an Economic Total Loss. One thing to remember is that if you are paid the value of your vehicle, the insurance company will retain the salvage or damaged vehicle and then sell it to a vendor. Most insurance companies have negotiated contracts with salvage buyers and will use that avenue to recoup some of the money paid out for the total loss. In the example above, your insurance provider would know that your car had a salvage value of $3,000 (example). So, when making their total loss decision, they would factor in this amount and subtract it from the total amount paid of $15,550, bringing their net cost to $12,550.

One other brief point to make that is worth noting is that your insurance carrier will also factor in estimated supplemental damages were your car to be repaired. From my experience as an adjuster and claims manager, there are often supplemental or additional damages/repairs identified once a car begins the repair process. These damages are often discovered on “tear down” or after parts of the vehicle are removed and additional damages are more visible. In many cases it is almost certain that there will be additional damages based on the visible damages, however, an adjuster will only write for what they can see and note that additional damages are likely.

Obvious Total Loss

An Obvious Total Loss or OTL is in which the damages to a vehicle are so extensive in terms of repair and/or putting the structural integrity of the vehicle at risk with a repair, that the car is determined to be an OTL. Some examples of an OTL are:

  • Fire Damage
  • Rollover
  • A theft
  • Extensive Water Damage
  • High impact front-end collision
  • T-Bone or hard hit to the side of a vehicle at the center-point

In most cases, a claims adjuster will not have the direct authority to determine a vehicle to be an OTL. The two insurance companies I worked for required a manager approval to make this call. With today’s technology, that can be done easily in the field by simply sending some detailed photos to a Claims Manager or Property Damage Manager. In this case, there isn’t a cost of repairs necessarily but the valuation process is the same.

Hopefully this helps you understand what is meant when you are told that your car is a total loss. Your insurance claims adjuster should explain all of this to you, however, having a basis understanding will certainly help should you find yourself in this situation.

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Can Dropshipping Make As Much Money As Forex Trading?

For those who are looking for a business opportunity they can start form home, dropshipping is a fairly easy business model to understand. One other opportunity that seems just as popular, but less well understood, is Forex trading. Making money from Forex trading is similar to dropshipping in that it means buying at one price, selling at another, and then keeping the difference as profit. However, even though there are plenty of websites advertising the amazing profits that can be made from buying and selling the world’s top currencies on the Foreign Exchange market, would most people find that their own dropshipping business would provide a better opportunity?

Starting a Forex business takes knowledge and money

If you want to start selling drop ship products, you need to find a good supplier, and then simply set up a way to market your new dropshipping business. With plenty of options for both, dropshippers have plenty of choice and in most cases can get started with little or no investment, and only needing to know a few basics. Trading in currencies, just like trading in shares, is a much more complicated business model.

As well as the need to understand how the Forex market works, new traders will also have to understand the various strategies that are used to highlight the profitable trading opportunities. Needless to say, there is a lot to learn, and while there are websites, books and courses that can teach you what you need to know, it will all come at a cost. So while most dropshippers can start their business as soon as they have found a good dropshipping supplier, Forex traders are likely to have a very steep, and expensive, learning curve.

You have much more to lose with Forex Trading than Drop Shipping

Selling drop ship products doesn’t require any investment. You only invest money with your dropshipping Supplier once your customer has paid you, and as long as you have found a good supplier, most dropshippers should find there is very little risk. Forex trading requires a much bigger investment, and not just in learning your trade and getting set up. Because your profit may only be a few percentage points from each trade, to make a healthy profit you need to have a reasonable sum to invest.

What’s more, even if you have a good few dollars to invest in your trading, there’s no guarantee that you will make a profit every time – far from it. Forex is like any other kind of trading in that losses are common, in fact they are to be expected; and those who are new to Forex and not really sure what they are doing, could end up losing more than most. Dropshippers don’t need to buy their drop ship products until they have made a sale, so they should never have to sell at a loss.

Forex Trading can require a lot of your attention

One of the benefits of your own dropshipping business, is that once you have set it up, you can pretty much leave it to run while you are off doing other things – either relaxing or looking at new ways to grow your business. Your ecommerce sites and online stores do the selling for you, so you only have to check back on your business occasionally, to organize the orders for your drop ship products – and many dropshippers even automate this part of their business.

While most Forex trading platforms do allow you to set limits on your profit and loss, so your trade will conclude itself automatically, many people prefer to constantly watch the markets, looking for signs of a new trading opportunity – but this leaves them little opportunity to do anything else. If you are just starting out, Forex trading is likely to place a much greater demand on your time than dropshipping, which won’t suit everyone.

For those who know what they are doing, and have the time and money to invest in Forex trading, it can be a profitable business opportunity. However, anyone looking for an easier, less risky business to start, that still offers excellent profit potential and long term prospects, might want to consider selling drop ship products instead.

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Race, Ethnicity, and Participation in Leisure Activities

In “Gender and Leisure” by Susan Shaw and “Ethnicity, Race, and Leisure” by James H. Gramann and Maria T. Allison, the authors describe major ways in which race, ethnicity, and gender influence access and participation in recreation and leisure.

While distinctions of gender are fairly clear in examining the differences between males and females, despite the emergence of a transgendered community, a key difficulty in assessing the impact of race and ethnicity is the way these are defined. That’s because of a growing multicultural society in the U.S., Europe, the U.K. and Canada, which are blurring traditional and ethnic distinctions. But, putting those difficulties aside, this article first discusses the influence of gender and then of race and ethnicity.

As Shaw points out, there are three main ways in which gender has influenced leisure – in terms of activity participation, the gendered nature of leisure constraints, and through gendered outcomes of leisure. The activity approach has shown that a number of activities are stereotyped according to gender, and that there have been differences in “opportunities, experiences, and a time for leisure.” For example, as can be readily observed by anyone who goes to a sports event or visits museums, art galleries, and public lectures, as confirmed by the research, there is a greater participation by men in “sports and physical activities” and by women in “arts and cultural activities.” Then, too, there is a gendered nature to passive leisure, which affects the books, magazines, and film men and women read and view, as well as the hobbies and crafts they participate in. While Shaw notes that little research has examined these differences, these distinctions based on gender can readily be seen in the way marketers target certain types of books, such as those on self-help and relationships to women, and those on sports and business to men. Similarly, films dealing with romance and relationships are targeted to women, and films featuring adventure and action to men.

Also, confirming what has been obvious to the general public, in modern industrialized societies, men have generally had more time to participate in leisure activities, because of what sociologist Arlie Hochschild, who I studied with at U.C. Berkeley, calls the “second shift.” This is because working and married women have generally taken on most of the household and childcare chores at home, so they not only have participated in the paid workforce, but when they come home, they work again. Meanwhile, since they have been less engaged than women in the household, the men get to enjoy additional leisure time, thanks to their women partners.

However, these studies cited by Shaw about women having less leisure time were done in the 1980s and 1990s. In recent years, this distinction between the leisure time for men and women seems to be changing, according to the popular media, in that men are more increasingly involved in splitting up the housework and parenting. This shift is even reflected in the popular media, where the men end up with the kids and learn to enjoy being dads, such as Once Fallen. At the same time, successful women workers are hiring nannies to do the housework and care for their kids and even hiring surrogates to birth them.

As for constraints, these differently affect the opportunities men and women have for leisure. For example, the 1980s and 1990s research cited has shown that women are more constrained than men because of household obligations and family commitments, and because they feel a social obligation due to the “ethic of care,” whereby women may feel an obligation to care for others, so they feel less free to enjoy leisure for themselves. Then, too, women may feel constrained from participating in certain types of activities, because of their fear of violence (such as in boxing and wrestling) or their concern with their body image (such as in swimming), while men may resist participating in activities that seem too feminine and threaten their masculinity (such as ballet).

When it comes to race and ethnicity, it is more complicated to measure either participation or constraints, because of the problems in classifying people by race or ethnicity. These classification problems have occurred because of ethnic and racial diversity and multiculturalism, so the old census racial classifications are breaking down, as pointed out by Gramann and Allison. But those complications aside, much of the research has focused on the different ways that different ethnic and racial groups participate in outdoor recreation, and the results have indicated that Whites tend to participate more in these activities than minority group members. While one reason that many minority group members don’t participate is due to their marginal position in society, whereby they have a lower income and can’t afford to participate, have poor transportation, or fear discrimination, another factor may be cultural differences. Certainly, marginality could be a factor for those with limited incomes, when they have to pay substantial amounts to participate in leisure activities that are mostly participated in by Whites, such as going to dinners in expensive restaurants or paying entry fees for theater and other cultural events.

But another key factor, apart from income and social class is that the members of racial and ethnic groups may have their own “culturally based value system, norms, and leisure socialization patterns,” so they have different interests. An example of this can be seen in areas of ethnic concentration, such as Oakland, where there is a Chinatown in the downtown area, African-American areas in Western and East Oakland, and Latin-American areas in the Fruitvale district. In each area, there are different types of activities that appeal to those in the ethnic groups in the area, such as the dragon boat races of the Chinese, the Kwanza celebration of the African-Americans, and the Day of the Dead celebration of Mexican-Americans. Also, members of the different groups may like reading books and magazines as well as viewing films that feature their own racial or cultural group, whereas Whites are less likely to be interested in these culturally-based types of entertainment. As Gramann and Allison point out, such racially and ethnic based choices of leisure may occur because they are “expressions of culture” or they may be an indication of “selective acculturation”. Then too, these culturally-based forms of leisure could be examples of “ethnic boundary maintenance,” whereby individuals chose to engage in certain activities to highlight their ethnic differences, such as when Native Americans have pow-wows around the country to celebrate their tribal identities.

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When Parents Aren’t in Sync About Food

Q: My kids visit me (the dad) pretty much every weekend, and I’m committed to feeding them nutritious food and teaching them about being healthy. But their mom, who’s responsible for them during the week, lets them eat whatever they want. I don’t want their visits with me to turn into “food fights” – any advice on how to handle this situation?

A: You’re describing a situation that occurs in just about every modern family, whether separated, divorced, one-parent, same-sex, or any variation thereof. The real answer to “what makes a family” is, of course, conflict.

You face some extra challenges, such as not turning feeding time into a weapon with which to attack your ex, about which I’m so unqualified to speak that I won’t. (But if I did, you’d realize that I’d be making it up as I go along.)

So let’s look at the basic dynamics of the situation and try to figure something out. (Gosh, is that me still trying to make it up as I go along?)

Dynamic #1: Different States of Awareness

Let’s face it; not everyone’s as enlightened as you are. (After all, there are fewer than 6 billion subscribers to this newsletter :)) So there’s a good chance that you and whoever else is taking responsibility for feeding your kids will have different priorities and different knowledge and different capabilities and different beliefs. Hence, different approaches.

And we all have different emotions tied to food. For some parents, taking the kids out for ice cream is symbolic of the fun-filled and generous spirit they want to share. For other parents, ice cream looks more like poison, and letting kids actually ingest the stuff is the equivalent of letting them smoke Benson and Hedges.

The biological truth is seldom the main motivator, at least until biological discomfort becomes the main motivator. As long as your kids look healthy, you’re not going to be inclined to worry about their cancer or diabetes risk down the line – unless you are. And then the task becomes, educating your partner(s) in child-rearing without treating them to…

Dynamic #2: The Irritation of Zealotry

Yes, that’s right, kids. Your humble correspondent has, in his lifetime, been accused of being ever-so-slightly over the top in his eagerness to share his knowledge with others.

OK, so it happens pretty much all the time. Whenever I learn something new, or re-learn something that makes a big impression on me, I shout it from the rooftops like a drunken missionary. And the newer it is to me, the more annoying (so I’m told) I become.

The best thing to do when you feel a sermon coming on is to share it, if you must, as something interesting you’re discovering, rather than God’s truth that was whispered in your ear. Phrases like, “I never realized…”, “I was amazed to hear…”, and “I’m skeptical, but so far I’ve lost 27 pounds, my cholesterol is 124, and an exploratory committee was just set up to convince me to run for President…” are all useful.

Think like a marketer here. Pay attention to the infomercials’ formula for testimonials from regular folks. They all start by saying the things that we the audience are thinking, like, “When I heard about Nose-Off, I didn’t believe that it would literally wipe the nose off my face. But I heard about their money-back guarantee, and so I thought, ‘Well, I’ll just give it try – what do I have to lose except for this awful nose of mine.’ And, boy, I’m glad I did! Look – in just two weeks, my nose is almost completely gone.”

When you’re trying to convince someone else to change based on “insider information” (stuff you know and they don’t), act like an explorer, not a guide. Your job is to get them thinking, not convinced.

Also, as a marketer, focus on what your kids want, not what you want. Are they athletes? Performers? Scholars? Musicians? Are they dating? Surely it’s not a leap to suggest that excellent health, immunity from annoying colds and flus, and a lean body are advantages in the pursuit of these and other desirable outcomes?

Dynamic #3: Addiction and Toxic Withdrawal

This dynamic refers specifically to the challenge faced by the questioner – how can I get kids who eat junk from Monday to Friday suddenly choosing broccoli and sweet potatoes on the weekend?

The sad answer – you really can’t. Not unless you want your kids’ memories of you to resemble a rehab center that they continually check into. Preferences and parenting and psychology aside, your kids will begin toxic withdrawal from their addictive diets approximately four hours after eating their last junky meal. They (and the rest of the world) interpret this feeling as hunger, but it isn’t.

If you offer a healthy diet to a child in this state, without allowing any recourse to what they’re addicted to (salt, sugar, caffeine, fat, whatever), you’ll have the pleasure of watching them begin to detox in front of you. Sometimes tough love is an option, but why bother when you’re just going to have to repeat the whole sorry scene next week?

Dynamic #4: Vitality wins the Clio

The Clio, of course, is the advertising industry’s award for the best commercial (I had to look that up). If you want to convince someone to be like you, the best strategy is for you to look like a you that people want to be like (can you believe I used to get A’s in English?). If you’re all strict and a bummer and judgmental, that’s not exactly an attractive vision. (After my 7-day water fast last week, I became a total jerk for a week after that. Apparently I gave fire-and-brimstone sermons to my children on the evils of salt, although all I remember of the affair was an offhand comment on the relationship between high sodium content and heart disease. My daughter has been begging me to eat ever since.)

You want to be a walking advertisement, both to your kids and to the other adults who feed them, along the lines of “If you want what I’ve got, do what I’ve done.” And even then, don’t except anything. As Robin Williams said of some hunky Hollywood leading man, “I would do anything to look like him… except exercise, eat right, and get enough rest.”

Dynamic #5: Little Stones, Big Ripples

So, depressed yet? Sounds like you don’t have much leverage over how your kids eat, huh?

Well, here are a few suggestions.

I’m not saying don’t introduce real food to your kids. By all means, shop with them, cook with them, if you can garden with them (even indoors, you can grow herbs and sprouts and cute little lemon trees that will give you one stinking piece of fruit every four years – oops, sorry about that), and you can educate them as to the wide variety of good stuff the Universe has planted on this sphere for our enjoyment and benefit.

But you may need to “fortify” that food with some junk. Dairy, processed foods, fatty meats – go for the minimum, but don’t except to get away with a purely healthy menu. Try adding unnoticeable traces of goodness: if you cook rice, make it 10% brown rice. If they don’t complain (or notice), go to 20% next time. And so on.

Throw a single lettuce leaf into the dessert smoothie. Next week, double the amount. Reduce the amount of oil in the stir-fry by replacing it with water or broth. Make chocolate chip cookies with oat flour and bananas instead of white flour and eggs.

The thing is, you may not have a hugely noticeable impact now. But good eating is a lifetime endeavor. If you can’t impact the present the way you’d like, rest assured that by being motivating but not annoying, a role model instead of a drill sergeant, a competent provider rather than a pleasure-depriving whiner, at some point your kids will remember your example and know what to do.

Good luck!

(Note to self – reread this article daily.)

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What is Hospitality Interior Design and Who Uses It?

In the hospitality industry, interior design performs a similar function. The layout of a lobby or guest room in addition to the color scheme, lighting, and furniture choices, greatly affects how a guest feels and how they view their surroundings.

Hospitality interior design covers a variety of different venues. It is used in restaurants, hotels, even retail stores. Every design aspect from the floor plan to the color of the walls and the style of furniture makes a difference in affecting a certain tone or atmosphere. Depending on the tone a business wishes to set, an interior designer might choose a bright, vibrant color pattern paired with modern furniture and innovative decorative accents or he might select a subtle, more muted color palette paired with plush furniture and simple wall decorations to inspire feelings of calm and comfort.

Lighting and color palette go hand in hand when it comes to hospitality interior design. Most interior designers have been educated to know what types of lighting to pair with bright color schemes versus those which are more subtle. The lighting of a venue may also be affected by furniture choices and the actual architecture of a building. Rooms with vaulted ceilings might require wall fixtures which direct the light upwards while smaller rooms might utilize overhead lighting or corner lamps. Not only does the type and placement of lighting affect the atmosphere of a room or building, but the degree of illumination is also important. A soft glow is more relaxing while bright or colored lighting inspires feelings of excitement and energy.

In addition to lighting and color palette, several more factors come into play within the realm of hospitality interior design. The type of furniture selected dictates whether a room is meant to be more decorative or functional and the arrangement of said furniture plays a role in establishing atmosphere as well. An open floor plan into which the furniture is sparsely placed induces an airy, free atmosphere while small groupings of furniture might incite feelings of intimacy. When considering different styles of hospitality interior design there are myriad factors to think about but the most important decision to make is what kind of atmosphere should be affected. A good interior designer will be able to make all aspects of hospitality interior design work together in order to create a cohesive feel the subscribes to a certain tone or atmosphere.

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Linux Reseller Hosting Vs Windows Reseller Hosting

Within the last few years, the dynamic forces of websites have changed drastically due to the introduction of web hosting services. Web hosting services come with different types of features and you can choose from various options depending on your requirement. Windows Re-seller Hosting and Linux Re-seller Hosting are the primary two services that have become quite popular. Though these may seem similar to some extent, there are small differences that you can find.

In today’s world, the internet is one of the best resources that you can utilize. Thus, many people opt for running their online businesses and earn a huge amount of money through different activities that on the internet. Some of these people are choosing re-seller hosting business as well. You can start a hosting business without much technical knowledge. Most of the parent companies offer huge bandwidth but the end users often don’t need that much bandwidth. Here come the re-seller hosts who work as a bridge between the customers and the parent company. They buy a huge amount of bandwidth at a time and distribute it among the customers as per their needs.

There are quite a number of web hosting organisations that encourage the business of reselling hosting so that these companies can grow their businesses along with the reseller hosting company. Generally, the parent hosting company has a technical team that can handle any technical difficulties with expertise. Therefore, the hosting doesn’t have any significant role in the operating associated with hosting. Many of you who are planning to select re-seller hosting services often get confused to choose from Windows Hosting and Linux Hosting because of the lack of technical knowledge.

Many users have been using Linux hosting for many years. On the other hand, many users who are true to Windows hosting have been using the service for long enough. The reason behind the satisfied customers is the uptime of both the hosting services. Both of Windows Hosting and Linux Hosting offer 99.9% uptime. Therefore, you can be sure that your website will be running 24×7.

The operating system that Windows Hosting and Linux Hosting use is the primary difference between the two of the hosting services. You must be careful about the operating system as you invest in resell hosting system services. Let’s understand the difference so that you can make the decision based on the importance of the operating systems.

Operating system of both Windows Reseller Hosting and Linux Reseller Hosting:

The operating system of a server is by no means different from the one that you have on your computer. You have to make a choice between Windows OS and Linux OS. Some of you may be aware of the difference and those of you can make a choice depending on the requirements. However, if you don’t have any clear idea about what web hosting is and how it works, the information will help you. Some of the differences between Windows Resell Hosting plans and Linux Resell Hosting plans are described below:

Customization:

The most basic difference between the two types of hosting plans is the options for customization. Though both the plans offer customization, the features offered by Linux is more flexible than that of Windows. Generally, the developers or admins prefer Linux Re-seller Hosting over Windows Re-seller Hosting. On the contrary, if you don’t want to be the admin or if you aren’t a developer, you can easily go for Windows Reseller Hosting plan.

Stability:

If you are concerned about the stability of your re-seller hosting plans, you can absolutely be stress-free as both Windows Reseller Hosting and Linux Reseller Hosting offer stability. Though Linux is more stable in comparison to Windows as it’s an open-source platform, Windows also provides stability to a great extent. Linux has an ability to adapt to any environment and you can update and develop the reseller hosting plan based on your prerequisites.

Applications:

While using any reseller hosting plans, you must want to use different applications. Now, Windows Reselling Hosting and Linux Reselling Hosting offers distinct features while installing different applications. As Linux is an open-source platform, you get to enjoy many more features in comparison to Windows, which is a closed source platform. However, if you don’t require more applications, you can always go for Windows. Basically, it depends on the needs of the customers which service plan they should choose.

Besides, you must keep in mind that the applications should be compatible with your installer operating system. Some applications may perform well when installed on Linux but the same may fail to run on Windows or vice versa.

Security:

If you are about to invest in re-seller hosting service, you may want the plans to provide you utmost security. Between Windows Hosting and Linux Hosting, Linux offers better security given to the fact that it is an open-source platform. On the other hand, though Windows is secure, it is more prone to getting attacked by viruses and malware.

Cost-efficiency:

If you are determined about investing in hosting services, you can choose any of the Windows Reseller Hosting and Linux Reseller Hosting Plans. Both of these plans are cost-effective. However, you must remember that you may need to expend a little more for Windows as the operating system and the features aren’t free. On the contrary, Linux gives you the opportunity to use the operating system without any cost. You have to pay only for the features, which reduces the cost to the minimum.

Configuration:

Configuration is a vital part of installing re-seller hosting as the configuration of the system can activate and deactivate the installed applications. If you are concerned about the complexity of the configuration, you can go for Windows Reseller Hosting services as it is less complicated than Linux Reseller Hosting service. Besides, it takes only a few minutes to configure Windows, whereas, it may take hours if you try to configure Linux.

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Five Reasons Why We Need to Follow Safety Signs

We see signs everywhere. When on the street, it tells us where to pass. When we are in the park, it reminds us to clean after our pets. If we visit unfamiliar territories, it warns us of the danger in the area.

Signs are very helpful. However, many ignore it. There are people who still use their mobile phones even if they are in a gasoline station. Some still smokes even if there is a no smoking sign. Many do not take not of the signs because they do not realize their important.

There are many reasons why we have to follow safety signs. Here are five of them:

1. It will keep you safe. The signs provide information about the area you are entering. If the building have zones you should not visit, you will see a sign that tells you to go away. It also gives warning. If the surface is hot, a sign will warn you about it so that you can take precautionary measures if ever you need to touch the surface.

2. It will keep the others safe. Keep in mind that your actions will affect the others. For example, a warning sign tells you that the room has highly flammable substances. It forbids you to use your lighter or any fire starters. However, you took that for granted. You lit a cigarette, and it caused fire to burst.

The incident above will not only endanger you, it will also put everyone in the area at risk. You are unsure if someone will be able to stop the spread of fire.

3. It will keep you out of trouble. There are signs that remind you of the law. In the streets for example, a sign will tell you to slow down. There are also signs that will indicate that you are about to enter a school zone. Following these signs will keep you out of trouble. You will not get a ticket for over speeding and you will help keep the kids safe.

4. It will direct you to safety. There are safety signs that give instructions on what to do in times of emergency. There are signs that point you to where the potable water is. Signs also indicate how far you are from the next gasoline station.

One of the most important signs you should find is the exit. When you get to a building, it is important that you see visible signs of where the safety exits are. Fire exit or emergency exits are very important because you never know when you emergency will occur.

5. It will help the society find order. Imagine what will happen if everyone in the community refuse to follow the signs. People will cross in any parts of the streets even if it is prohibited. People will throw their waste anywhere. Lastly, they will not mind warning signs, leading to a very chaotic neighborhood.

It is important to follow signs because it is primarily for the well-being of the people. If the establishment or the government does not care for the people, then they would not exert efforts in putting those signs up.

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Stock Market Investment: Reliable or Gambling

There is an old metaphor saying, “Money makes money”. This can be literally applied now a days to capital generation through stock market investment. Generally, people have savings in the form of cash or jewelry. But it is going to do nothing if the economy gets hit with inflation or currency value falls. So, what can be a safe investment which is reliable as well as productive? Well the answer is stock market investment. The stock market comprises of a system where partnership or shares of publicly trading companies are bought, issued and sold. But for a few people it is no better than a dark chasm and nebulous casino of savings gambling. Contrary to the common thinking, the stock market is a far better investment option than classical investment areas like fixed deposits and gold bonds.

Basics one should learn before starting stock market investments

It is a great pain to lose money and that’s why nobody wants to lose their savings collected by hard work. Moreover, some people have a greater investment threshold than others. If a person is considering to divert his/ her savings as stock market investment and he is upset about the loss that might occur, he shouldn’t have invested in the first place. However, before investing one should have his mind clearly on a few things.

Here an investor sells any particular security owned by him too, another who is interested in buying it. Since both the investors cannot be absolutely correct, it can be called an adversarial system. For better understanding we can assume that, one investor will be profited and the other will definitely suffer loss.

The opinion of major investors, natural calamities, political and social instability, demand and supply, risk, and the abundance of or lack of alternatives. These factors compile with the relevant information released, which create a general sentiment (i.e. Bearish and bullish) thus influencing corresponding buyers & sellers.

Real profit lies in the price gradient of buying and selling a stock. The best time for buying is when other investors are pessimistic. Concurrently, the best time for selling is when other investors are optimistic.

Pros and cons of stock market investment

Similar to any other investment option, the stock market has its advantages and disadvantages too.

Advantages

1. Great opportunity of extremely good returns in a short time window.

2. Minority ownership. It may sound like exaggeration, but putting money in the stocks of a reputed company also makes the person a part owner of the firm. It doesn’t matter if the investment was large or small.

Disadvantages

1. Brokerage commissions. Every time a person trades his shares, he becomes liable to pay a certain amount to the stockbroker’s commission and it kills the margin of the profit.

2. Time consuming. Investing in the market is not same as putting money to win a lottery. Here one has to fulfill multiple formalities, hence it becomes time consuming.

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