Here at Startacus we love nothing more than hearing about people and projects doing their bit to keep their local high streets alive and well. So when we heard about the Cash Mob Challenge being organised by the ace folks over at #wewillgather , we just had to do our bit to spread the word.
The Cash Mob phenomenon, for want of a better word, started in the US just a couple of years ago and has now started happening all over the place ever since - much to the surprise and no doubt joy of independent retailers everywhere! Why? Well it’s quite simple really - a Cash Mob is a group of people who select a small locally owned independent shop or cafe and agree to meet there at a designated time and date in order to make purchases. Supporting local businesses in the best way possible by buying their wares!
If you like the sound of this and would like to maybe organise a Cash Mob in your town to help support a local business, now’s the time to do it. The #wewillgather site has lots of useful hints and tips on planning and organising a cash mob - featuring everything from how to choose the business you’ll visit through to how to get other people to join you. If you choose a date between now and the 25th May to set your cash mob up, register your event on #wewillgather you’ll actually be joining lots of like-minded people all over the country who are doing the same thing. There’ll be feel good vibes everywhere! And if that’s not enough, if you do this and also send the wewillgather team a few photos and a short article about your event, you could be in with a chance of winning £100 towards your next #wewillgather action. A real win-win all round then!
So go on then, what’s stopping you? Go get involved and do your bit for a local business in your area. You won’t regret it!
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Mi-IDEA Manchester Networking Event
27th Sep 2016
The teams from CISCO and Manchester Science Partnerships have teamed up to create Mi-IDEA, a post-accelerator designed to foster and nurture digital innovation in the North West of England.