Ask Sharifah

Location,City : United States / Long Beach

Max Target : $ 2,500,000.00

Equity on offer : 10 %

Min Target : $ 50,000.00

Equity on offer : 2 %

Industry :
Business Services

Investment Round :
Pre-seed

Stage :
Proof of concept

Website : Visit

Summary

Ask Sharifah is a female & African-American owned media company set to compete in the highly competitive entrepreneurial services industry. We are the ONLY company providing daily Facebook Live round-table talk shows with 5 different guests per day. The company will compete and earn revenue immediately through the creation of several lucrative profit centers, beginning with Digital Sales, Online Marketing Services, Streaming, Subscription, and Ad Sales. Additional income will be produced from distribution, video, merchandising, and sponsorship and promotion.

Shows such as "Red Table Talk" with Jada Pinkett-Smith have proven that viewers will tune in to Facebook to watch content normally viewed on television. The mission of Ask Sharifah is to be a resource for the new entrepreneur and small business owner just starting out. We help companies avoid some of the pitfalls of just starting out and inform them of the best ways to be successful. Do not face the unknown alone – Ask Sharifah.

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The Market

● In terms of commerce, the media and entertainment industry contributes significantly to the U.S. economy. The film and television industry alone contributes more than $41 billion each year to the economy and provide nearly 2 million people with employment.

● The U.S. publishing industry includes more than 6,000 magazine publishing companies with annual revenue of about $28 billion, 4,227 newspaper companies with combined annual revenue of $26 billion, and about 2,600 book publishing businesses with combined annual revenue of about $27 billion.

● The U.S. radio broadcasting and programming industry, which includes radio networks and stations, consists of about 3,348 companies that gross an average of about $17 billion annually.

Objective/Future (Use of funds)

Once we raise the money we will expand the reach of viewing audience.

Once we raise the money we will expand the reach of viewing audience.

The Team

Sharifah Hardie - Founder

Sharifah Hardie is a business consultant, author, talk show host and influencer. Sharifah was a Long Beach City Council Candidate in the 2020 March 3rd Primary Election and is a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Expert. With over twenty five years of business experience, Sharifah Hardie has positioned herself to become one of the top executives in entertainment, business, politics and a person on the rise.

Sharifah Hardie is Host of Ask Sharifah Videocast and Podcast, as well as The Round Table Talk Show and Face to Face Talk Show. Sharifah is the author of Signs You Might Be An Entrepreneur – How to Discover the Entrepreneur in You and the ebook, Everything You Need to Know About Social Media Marketing.

Sharifah built her first website in 1994, and has had an online presence ever since. She launched her first radio show in 2009 and is passionate about business. Sharifah was laid off over 8 times, yet didn’t quit. She used the experience and knowledge she gained working for these companies to benefit the businesses she now consults.

Sharifah served a key role as a Consultant and as Director of Marketing of Punch TV Studios. As such, she assisted the company to expand its reach, gain national exposure and raise millions of dollars in its Initial Public Offering (IPO). In addition, to the success Sharifah experienced at Punch TV Studios, she has consulted with such companies as Spark TV, the Hollywood Film and Acting Academy, Roscoe’s House of Chicken & Waffles, Pit Bull Energy Products, Jordan’s Rooter & Plumbing, Southern California Black Business Expo, Radiance Magazine and countless other businesses.

Sharifah has been able to harness the power of the Internet to build successful businesses since the 90s. Her innovative style brings fresh ideas to the ever-changing landscape of business, technology, entertainment, media, marketing and advertising. She is an expert at raising capital, being able to take calculated risks to design new levels of recognition and acceptance for the businesses she works with and creating positive change in the lives that she touches!

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