Black Biz Scope Where Black Businesses Shine. What happens when 3 innovative and passionate black women leverage the power of social media?
It’s a movement that I am proud to be a part of, and this fun interview with Christine St Vil, was exciting for me. As a woman, and black business owner, it is thrilling to see our community join together to allow black businesses to shine.
Black Biz Scope is an initiative created by Pamela Booker (Koils By Nature), Adeea Rogers (Trendy Socialite) and Christine St.Vil (Moms N Charge™) to support and build a community for black owned businesses. They give black businesses the opportunity to share their business via live broadcasts on Periscope, with a combination of everyone’s followers and communities.
The goal is to get more dollars to stay within the black community.
Are You Scoping Yet? If Not, Why Not?
Periscope allows you to transmit a live recording of yourself to your Periscope and Twitter followers. Your viewers can not only watch, but can comment, and ask questions, and of course shower you with an abundance of hearts!
Booker, Rogers, and St. Vil saw the potential of this great platform, and what it could do for black businesses, if they were able to come together and to support one another.
Every Friday, from 10-11 AM EST and 6-8 PM EST black businesses are featured on Periscope. During that time, everyone in the community is invited to log into that one business’s periscope, share it with their followers and give them a ton of hearts!
The Ladies BehindBlack Biz Scope
Pamela J. Booker is a native of Beaufort, South Carolina and is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Koils by Nature. Pamela served in the US Army, is a wife and mother of two.
Adeea Rogers is a speaker, consultant and Founder of the International Natural Hair Meetup Day.
Christine K. St.Vil is a native of the Washington, DC area and is the Founder, CEO of Moms ‘N Charge™ (a division of Purpose Driven Media, LLC). She is a wife and homeschooling mother of three.
Thank you Christine, for making the time to chat with me about Black Biz Scope!
Q- How did you ladies come up with the idea for Black Biz Scope?
A: It started with Pamela (@KoilsByNature) doing a Periscope preparing for an upcoming event. She was sharing where her purchases came from with the items she was wearing that day, and how they were all from black owned businesses. Pamela has always been a huge supporter of black owned businesses, and commented on the need to show more support for our community. Tracey (@ShampooMate) suggested that we share black owned businesses with each other through Periscope (#PassTheScope). Christine then chimed in and said we should have Black Biz Fridays, and it resulted in Pamela asking business owners to email her with their contact info, and then we would come up with a schedule for everyone to come on and support each other.
Q: What are the benefits for black business owners? [READ MORE HERE]
The Black Biz Scope website will be up and running soon.
Credit Nancy Laws of the Huffington Post.