The brown-and-cream colored signs that welcome you into national forests and monuments were installed starting in the 1960s and were largely created by Forest Service ranger Virgil "Bus" Carrell. He used different shapes to denote trails, overlooks and ranger stations, with the idea that text "should develop no more than one topic and have a warm tone."
Working from home comes with distinct stressors, particularly when technology doesn't work as it should. Social worker Melanie Shmois offers suggestions to relieve stress including leaving room for flexibility in case of unforeseen events and blocking off time to respond to messages rather than replying immediately.
Vimeo has become the go-to subscription video platform for businesses by offering a full-service shop with no commercials instead of trying to copy YouTube and streaming services. Anjali Sud has advanced from marketing director to CEO while leading this transformation, and Vimeo expects to be spun off from IAC this year after raising funds and increasing revenue.
Entrepreneurs make countless decisions each day, so it's no surprise that decision fatigue can set in. Members of the Young Entrepreneur Council share 10 tips for to avoid mental exhaustion, including evaluating priorities.
Investors expect special-purpose acquisition companies to begin targeting financial-technology, quantum computing and social media startups, among others, after merging with a spate of electric vehicle and greentech companies. SPACs will continue looking for strong growth in target startups, and deals in a given industry may spur other SPACs to follow, says Ran Ben-Tzur of Fenwick & West.
Growing Entrepreneurial Mindsets in School is bringing workshops designed to help Black students prepare for college and careers to a number of locations around the country, including Rochester, N.Y. The virtual sessions include guidance on topics such as college applications, resume building and financial literacy, founder Kevin Bradford said.
Fanny Miller, founder of the 33-year-old El Latino Spanish-language newspaper in San Diego, unveiled Celebrando Latinas Boutique earlier this year as a storefront for micro-entrepreneurs to offer their wares. Miller likens it to a business incubator and notes that the boutique also will host financial education workshops.
"The road to success is just conquering those small fears -- and keeping them small," Beryl Stafford, founder and president of Bobo's Oat Bars, writes in this commentary. Stafford offers six tips for women entrepreneurs, such as how to attract the attention of the right investors, what you need to know in the boardroom and the best ways to reach your target audience.
Why it matters: Hawaii coming in first is not a shocker, but there's something fishy about Washington, D.C., coming in dead last. People in this survey probably associate D.C. with all the political noise coming from the "inside the beltway," but the city is chock full of amazing tourist attractions and it's also a heckuva great place to live and work.
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