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The general idea is to encourage people to go into small, local businesses and spend their money, en masse, to give the business owner a little bit of economic stimulus. We’d help businesses grow, we’d make people happy, we’d get stuff for ourselves, have a great time, and maybe we’d get a drink to celebrate afterward.
Here are the rules we’ve developed for running cash mobs. THESE ARE JUST SUGGESTED RULES!!! Feel free to change them and let us know if your changes are better and why they work. We’re always interested in variations and suggestions! 1) The mob date must be announced at least a week in advance via Twitter. 2) The location at which to meet will be announced, but not the specific business to support. 3) The amount to spend will not be more than $20, although people can spend more if they wish. 4) The business must have products for both men and women. 5) The business must be locally owned. 6) The business owner must give back to the community in some way. 7) The business owner must approve the CashMob before the mob is announced. 8) The business must be within one block of a locally-owned watering hole. 9) Cash Mobbers must join us for celebratory drinks after the successful mob. 10) The cash mob will occur during the evening on a weekday or on a weekend. 11) Pictures will be posted to the blog after the CashMob. 12) Parking or public transportation must be available. At the mob, there are three rules: 1. Spend $20; 2. Meet three people you didn’t know before; 3. HAVE FUN!!!
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