Are you guys on Periscope? It’s an exciting way to broadcast LIVE from your smart device any time and anywhere. Uploads and editing is neither desired or required with Periscope. Yep its easy and fun and I have already dove straight into the action by setting up my channel under the name “The SistahChick” of course! There I talk about whatever fancies me, including natural hair, container gardening, Sistahs Do Brunch, my business, my puppy daughter Chloe, my kids, you name it! I was even able to stream my Steve Harvey interview LIVE for my viewers which was so much fun.
Last week I tried something new by broadcasting LIVE for Black Biz Scope Friday. Black Biz Scope is a tremendously effective way to use Periscope to hightlight your Black Owned and Operated businesses. The creators, Christing St. Vil (@momsncharge), Pamela Booker (@PamelaJBooker) and Adeea Rogers (@TheTrendySocialite) are huge voices when it comes to supporting African American owned and operated businesses and saw Periscope as the perfect platform to do it. Together they came up with #BlackBizScope and it took off from there!
Black Biz Scope Friday was created to support and build community for black owned businesses and service providers. We will give black businesses the opportunity to share their business via live broadcasts on Periscope, where we will invite our followers, and community. The goal is to get more dollars to stay within the black community. ~Black Biz Scope
With Black Biz Scope each participant gets the opportunity to present a 10-15 minute scope about their business to a dedicated, engaged and interactive audience full of other scopers who are tuned in every Friday!
Once you are online and broadcasting its really cool because each “scoper” on the list passes their viewers on to the next by “passing the scope”. This creates excellent engagement and is a very effective way to let people know about your business. My stats were amazing bringing me 400+ LIVE viewers, 90+ Replay viewers and over 20k hearts! But not only that my inbox is blowing up with requests from all over the world for my product Sistah Buttah!
You can check out a replay of my Persicope Broadcast here!
If you have a Black Owned and Operated business and you want to spread the word about it to a broad audience you should definitely sign up to be on. If you want to know where to go to #BuyBlack you should tune in.
Black Biz Scope Fridays happens every Friday from 10 – 11 and then again from 6 – 8 p (EST)
Follow these hashtags on social networks to stay up to date with broadcasts #BlackBizScope #PassTheScope
Connect on Facebook: Black Biz Scope
Shoutout once again to the creators Christine, Pam and Adeea! This movement is real! Keep up the GREAT work!
Black Biz Scope has been featured on the following sites: Black Enterprise, Huffington Post, Madame Noire, Atlanta Black Star and also here at The Sistah Cafe! JOIN the Black Biz Scope community. Go to bit.ly/bbsmembership to register!