Meet the L.A. banker advising LeBron James, Bono, and Billie Eilish

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Paul Wachter’s Main Street Advisors has become a force in an entrepreneurial scene that mixes sports, media, entertainment, and more. When Paul Wachter first met Maverick Carter and LeBron James in 2005—two years after the basketball star made his NBA debut—the investment banker immediately knew that he didn’t want to be their financial adviser. He wanted to go into business with them. “What I saw in them was that they were really smart and that they got the idea of building businesses . . . even though they’d never done it,” Wachter recalls. “I could feel that over the years they would turn into really good business people and that we could really build some cool stuff together. And I turned out to be right.” Read Full Story

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How to Make a Website in 6 Easy Steps

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Disclosure: This content is reader-supported, which means if you click on some of our links that we may earn a commission. The website you’re currently on gets over 2,530,346 visitors and generates over $1 million in annual revenue through its blog. Now, that’s a lot of visitors and certainly a lot of money. But what did it take me to achieve this? Taking the giant leap of faith and launching my website. Making a website has gotten much, much easier over the years. It’s cheaper, faster, and more straightforward than ever before. But what do you really need to build a website? Detailed knowledge about web development, web design, and coding? Loads of capital? Not exactly. Don’t get me wrong, it would be amazing if you have the capital and the ability to speak fluent geek, but having a stable internet connection and just an hour or two of your …

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Why the newest member of BT’s contact centre is a chatbot

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BT recently launched a 24/7 online virtual assistant ‘Blue’, which supports advisers and their clients seeking immediate responses to common questions, step-by-step guides and connecting people to one of our specialised support teams. The chatbot is learning ‘on the job’ and in a single week has helped over 900 people and responded to more than 2000 queries for the financial services company.

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