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A millennial car customizer who counts Lebron James and Kendall Jenner among his clients explains why he’s expanding his business with a luxury shoe line

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  • Car customizer Vik Tchalikian has a client list that includes Lebron James, Kendall Jenner, and even singer Billie Eilish.

  • In early July, Tchalikian expanded his car business, RDB LA, into the luxury fashion sector by launching a shoe line: RDB Shoes.

  • In an interview with Business Insider, Tchalikian talks about the transition from cars to luxury fashion, and what he’s learned about making high-end shoes.

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To car customizer Vik Tchalikian, it doesn’t matter if you drive a Mercedes Benz G-Wagon or a Honda Accord — if you want a snowplow attached to the front of your car, he’ll do it. 

“Logan Paul had us put a snowplow on the front of his big G-Wagon Mercedes Benz,” Tchalikian told Business Insider. “That job cost almost 30,000.”

Apparently, according to Tchalikian, the snowplow was used just once for a Youtube video

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Is this the best time ever to start a business? ‘The Profit’ star offers some insight.

Is this a good time or a bad time to start a business? What if I told you it is a great time?

“The Profit” on CNBC, he agreed.” data-reactid=”7″I have long thought that recessions are, in fact, excellent times to start businesses. While speaking recently with the smart and passionate Marcus Lemonis, star of the “The Profit” on CNBC, he agreed.

Recessions could work well for startups for a few reasons:

► Startups require passion and commitment, and those facing financial uncertainty have those traits in spades.

► Essential startup costs are cheaper in recessions. I.e. rent, advertising, labor, etc.

Lemonis added another very important reason: There is a lot of money available for startups right now. “With the (Small Business Administration) being more generous than ever with their guidelines, and with more cash on the sidelines than there has been in years,” the time could be opportune

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Transformative AI, no-code, or low-code? The best approaches to deploying AI in your business

So you’re interested in AI? Then join our online event, TNW2020, where you’ll hear how artificial intelligence is transforming industries and businesses.

The coronavirus pandemic has clearly accelerated our dependency on technology, online activities, and artificial intelligence. AI is particularly important for businesses as it enables personalized services on a massive scale, and customers are increasingly demanding it.

However, not every company has the knowledge or the tools to implement AI, nor do they know what is required from them to become AI-driven. In this post, I will discuss what options these companies have.

It is important to note that while many of the methods described below assist no-coders, they are also suitable for developers, who can enjoy the extra development speed they bring in.

Transformative AI

Ever since I was learning to program, the idea of developing a tool that could create applications with plain English commands

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11-year-old with an entrepreneurial spirit launches his own car detailing business

Jabre Dutton has only been in business for about a month, but he is already planning big things for Jabre’s Car Cleaning Service.

The 11-year-old Philadelphia resident launched his car detailing business in August, after he told his mom, Sabrina Dutton, that he wanted money to make in-app purchases for his favorite game. She talked to him about credit, and Dutton told ABC 6 that’s when he decided “to start taking my money very seriously.”

He works on Saturdays and Sundays, with customers making appointments online. Dutton goes to each client’s home, where he cleans their car interiors while taking strict safety precautions. Word of the good work he does has spread, and he’s already booked through October.

Dutton told ABC 6 his hope is that once the pandemic is over, he can open up his own facility and welcome more customers. As it is now, he is enjoying earning

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The Secret to Building a Sustainable and Profitable Business in 2020

Chris Diaz, a successful entrepreneur and social media strategist shares the secret to building a successful business in 2020 by leveraging digital solutions.” data-reactid=”12″It is make-or-break time for businesses everywhere in 2020. The best way to get the word out is to prove your strength on the vast plains of the internet, where search giants like Google, Yahoo, and Bing render various ways for businesses to connect with their target audience. Chris Diaz, a successful entrepreneur and social media strategist shares the secret to building a successful business in 2020 by leveraging digital solutions.

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How the coronavirus is changing the influencer business, according to marketers and top creators on Instagram and YouTube

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  • Marketers and digital creators are adjusting to changes in the influencer-marketing industry as the coronavirus continues to spread globally.

  • As with most businesses in the ad industry, professionals have trimmed budgets, canceled events, and looked for alternative revenue streams.

  • Several months in, brand deals are slowly starting to trickle back and creators are adjusting to a new normal in their careers. 

  • Business Insider spoke with influencer-marketing professionals across the industry to better understand how they are adjusting their businesses to continue to earn a living during the coronavirus pandemic and the resulting economic turmoil. 

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As the near-term effects of the coronavirus outbreak continue to be felt across the global economy, businesses and creators in the influencer-marketing industry

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NFL betting will be ‘business as usual,’ online casino software CEO says

Internet gambling software CEO Dermot Smurfit told “Varney & Co.” on Monday that he thinks the NFL season will be “business as usual.”” data-reactid=”12″Internet gambling software CEO Dermot Smurfit told “Varney & Co.” on Monday that he thinks the NFL season will be “business as usual.”

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Stuart Varney noted that the NFL season is supposed to begin in less than two weeks, which he said is “set to be big business for online gambling cites.”” data-reactid=”14″Host Stuart Varney noted that the NFL season is supposed to begin in less than two weeks, which he said is “set to be big business for online

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5 businesses that pivoted to new business models creatively during the pandemic

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Innovating the business model is a skill that every company needs from time to time, but changing the model near-instantly and perhaps radically is something else. Whether tweaking the model or transforming it, virtually all companies have had to make changes during the pandemic. Here are a few that have done it creatively and well.

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group

Do you desperately need a break with plenty of pampering, but you aren’t ready to get on a plane? No problem. Mandarin Oriental is telling customers that if they live in a city with an M.O. hotel, they should just drive over and check in for the “Staycation at M.O.” program. In Boston, for example, they’ll get early check-in and late checkout, breakfast included, a bottle of wine, and

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When Covid Upends Your Small Business

(Bloomberg Opinion) — On March 16, Lisa Eskenazi Boyer was working up a sweat with her students one last time at her bustling Queens, New York, fitness studio. Covid-19 lockdown orders were about to take effect, and Simply Fit Astoria — along with all other local gyms — would have to close its doors later that night. She never expected it to be for good. 

When Eskenazi, 37, first started Simply Fit, “boutique gyms” weren’t yet part of New York City lingo. It was 2009, the height of a different crisis. It took a costly renovation, which Eskenazi describes as “the price of a house,” to convert a Byzantine woodworking factory into a sleek studio outfitted with spin bikes, lockers and other equipment for its heart-pumping classes. 

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo allowed upstate gyms to reopen this week; gyms in New York City are expected to follow in early

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