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Bright Ideas While You’re Stuck Inside #5

COVID-19 continues to keep the majority of us stuck inside, and we all continue to face difficulties with work / life balance.

We’ve spent some more time searching for information that we hope you can benefit from or, at the very least, put a smile on your face.

General Tips…The Good, the Bad, and the Funny

Relief Checks Good. Scammers Bad.

As the relief checks start coming through, you can be certain that scammers are going to do everything they can to get their hands on your money. The good news is that you don’t have to do anything. Unless you haven’t filed your taxes in the past few years (eep!) In which case you can refer to this article from the Federal Trade Commision – Consumer Information on what to do (or not do). 

All Aboard The Meal Train – Woot Woot

Meal Train is typically used for individuals who need extra support during a surgery, illness, or other difficult time. Recently, they’ve added on a much needed caboose to this Meal Train with a dedicated page for essential employees and restaurant workers. If you know someone who could use some support like this, consider starting a meal train for your regional hospital staff, EMTs, police station, and other local HEROES!

Everywhere School

If this isn’t your first Bright Ideas rodeo, then you know how much we love live camera streams. Well, it just so happens that someone else also loves live streams, and it also just so happens that they made an entire website dedicated to live streams for kids. Meanwhile, here we are only emailing one (puny) live stream out each week claiming it as a “bright idea”, like some sort of barbarians!

Fun Stuff To Keep You Sane

Travel From Your Couch

Earthcam offers live streams of popular destinations all over the world. Since almost every destination on here is barren due to coronavirus it probably won’t provide you a lot of entertainment, but it CAN be useful to help guide your tough decision of where to spend your 2021 vacation! 

Quarantine Games

Some people love board games, some people love card games, some people love the Hunger Games enough to get Katniss Everdeen tattooed on their calf. Whatever your pleasure is, you typically need at least one other person to play that board/card/Hunger game with you. Not the case in 2020. This Google Doc has a huge list of games that you can play online without having actual people in your house! Virtual friends, virtual tattoo parlors….the possibilities are virtually endless.

Live Music Streams

More live streams, take that Everywhere School! However, these are live music streams with set dates and times so you can plan your day around them. Pretty cool! 

For Business Owners & Managers

Slack Tips For Business Strategy

For those of us who use Slack for work communication, these 10 tips to get the most out of this software is a great read. If you aren’t familiar with Slack, this is a good time to give them a look to see if it’s a good fit for your business.

More Financial Resources

This week we found a helpful article on financial resources for small businesses in the most unlikely of places – Staples. Here is the article, and here is our surprised face :0. 

101 Small Business Marketing Ideas

The title says it all. Bookmark this article for a slow day in the (home) office where you can really dive in and get the most out of these ideas.

Want to discuss some ideas you have or not sure where to start? We are here to help.

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