#BlackBizScope: Highlighting Black Owned Businesses on Periscope

If you’re in business, then you have to know that the way we market to our customers and clients online changes frequently. Social media platforms are forever changing, and new ones are always emerging. So unless you’ve been hiding under a rock (or children), you have heard the big buzz about Periscope which is the new live streaming social media platform.

Be warned: it can get addictive (even to the normally introverted person like myself). What I love about it is the ability to connect with people from around the world, and have an actual conversation. I can talk about a topic and get live reactions, comments, shares, input, etc right then and there. I’ve shared lots of “hot topic” scopes, and I’ll be adding a page on here just for my Periscope broadcasts. But I encourage you to download the free app, follow me and watch how great this platform can be.

I have gotten new clients, and new speaking opportunities in the few short weeks that I have been active on Periscope. It’s amazing to watch people join me from all.over.the.world….Phillippines, Venezuela, London, and the list goes on from across the country. And I’m even more excited to parter with two fabulous women and friends of mine, Pamela Booker of Koils by Nature (catch my interview with her here) and Adeea Rogers of Trendy Socialite, to bring Black Biz Scope.

Black Biz Scope is a community based initiative that happens each and every Friday on Periscope, and 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.

So if you’ve been asking how your business can benefit from Periscope, check out this article we were featured in recently from Atlanta Black Star. Then, be sure to follow @BlackBizScope on Periscope, Twitter and Instagram, and follow the hashtag #blackbizscope. If you’re interested in being featured during our live broadcasts, simply email us at: join@blackbizscope.com. Each business receives 5-7 minutes to share their story and their business, before passing it on to the next person (#passthescope).

Here is today’s line-up of business owners (this is week three), and first up, is yours truly! I hope you’ll join us and then invite your friends and family, so they can do the same 🙂 Check out these Black owned businesses on Periscope every Friday at 10am EST, 6pm-8pm EST.

Have you started using Periscope for business yet? 

#BlackBizScope - July 24

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  • Rani Craft Robinson-Kiganda
    July 24, 2015 at 2:34 PM

    Yesss!! Thank you for doing this, Christine. You and your crew are on to something! 🙂 I signed up for the Black Biz Scope today. Very excited for when it’s my turn. Thanks, again!

  • Mia Jones
    July 25, 2015 at 5:43 PM

    I think this is a wonderful idea. Our dollars circulating in our community; indeed!

  • Kita
    July 25, 2015 at 9:27 PM

    I have periscope but since I am not a video gal I just got it but haven’t used it now you have given me a reason to and I will need to check out this hashtag asap. Very creative and what a way to show us some love
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  • Nicole (Nicole's Lifestyle Lounge)
    July 26, 2015 at 10:19 AM

    This. Is awesome! I need to use my periscope more.
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  • Joanna
    July 26, 2015 at 3:08 PM

    This is such a great idea! I love it. And periscope is soooo addictive. Lol
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  • Aisha Johnson Adams
    July 26, 2015 at 6:50 PM

    I need to hop on for August. I love periscope, but I am still trying to figure out what segments I want to bring to the table. I’m watching all of you when I can…
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    • Christine St.Vil
      July 29, 2015 at 12:53 AM

      I definitely get that Aisha but don’t wait too long! We’re already scheduling into September and almost October! 🙂

  • LaShawn
    July 27, 2015 at 12:13 AM

    i can’t wait to check out the next one! I love watching periscopes and this is an awesome idea!
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  • Vashti (veepeejay.com)
    July 27, 2015 at 11:45 AM

    This is such an awesome initiative Christine. I will admit that I had to turn off my Periscope notifications because they were becoming too much lol. I need to be more active on there so I will try to schedule some time to support this initiative.
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    • Christine St.Vil
      July 29, 2015 at 12:51 AM

      Girl, say no more Vashti cause I completely agree. I always keep my notifications turned off because it was definitely way too distracting. But yes, we’d love to have you support as well as featured on Black Biz Scope! 🙂

  • Patranila
    July 27, 2015 at 1:22 PM

    I’ve yet to do my first scope but I’m excited to get started. Gotta keep the dollars in the tribe whenever possible!
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  • nadeen
    July 27, 2015 at 3:46 PM

    I love this idea and thank you for starting it!
    I have been so busy that I have not been able to make any videos yet but I hope soon!
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  • Jonna
    July 28, 2015 at 12:59 PM

    I absolutely love Black Biz Scope, and look forward to every Friday now to hear more about black owned business I can support. Great job ladies!
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