If you’re like many businesses, holiday parties have been canceled. While this keeps your team safely indoors, it also keeps them apart. Our only connection to each other is over web meetings. So as a business owner, what can you do to reduce this misery? Here are a few ideas.
Yaymaker.com Offers 100 Virtual Team Experiences
We’re giving a shout-out to a business that reinvented itself during this pandemic. Previously a hosted event company, their remake has solved a nearly impossible task. Yaymaker is making web meetings awesome with hosted and kitted wine tastings, cooking parties, drink mixology, painting parties, and much more. Yaymaker hosts are excellent, and everything shows up for your team to get online and have a blast. Give your holiday party a Yay-makeover with Yaymaker.com.
The Gift of Great Tech Support
This gift is near and dear to inc-sys because we love providing tech support to distributed teams. Give your team the gift of great technical support this holiday season. It’s the gift that gives all year long and includes fast laptops, the soothing tones of our support team, and like a cozy pair of new socks, stress-free support that keeps you going on even the coldest days.
Shop Local Online
Big box stores will be slammed with online orders. With communities locking down, more holiday shopping than ever will go online. Make a list of local shops and see what you can buy online. Even if you can’t buy online, store clerks will help you find that special item. They’ll send you pricing and texted images. Store managers would happily help you get a package of gifts together for your team.
Regional Food Favorites Online
Orders from local food favorites are a great alternative to national chains. Search for local breweries, distilleries, bakeries, cheese artisans, chocolatiers, and other specialty food shops. If you’re in Central Indiana and crave a cookie, visit The Cookie Cottage. Try an Ohio favorite, Glier’s Goetta (pronounced “get-ah”), from Cincinnati’s Favorites. Or choose from a whole host of Chicago artisans like one of our favorites, Two Brothers. Two Brother’s local brewery, distillery, and coffee roasters are an excellent source of gifts for your team. You can even order gift boxes with their swag.
With so many struggling and out of work, charity is a great option. If your business is managing to stay even or thrive in this challenging time, we hope you shop locally, take great care of your team, and donate to local causes. Churches, food pantries, shelters, and so many others need your generosity.
Your friends at inc-sys hope you’re managing through this difficult time. If your team needs high-quality, competitively priced help desk support, contact us.