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Featured Article: Small Business Spotlight: LadyRomp Inspiration Network Coaching Services

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The Small Business Spotlight is an opportunity to spotlight small business owners in the Dallas / Fort Worth areas and across the country. Small businesses are the backbone of the great country and spotlighting them for who and what they are and represent is an honor.

When did you start your business and why did you start your business?LadyRomp, a blog was started in 2012 and since then has turned into LadyRomp Inspiration Network Coaching Services. Owner and founder Kimberly Seabrooks created LadyRomp for the purpose of empowering women and girls to fulfill their goals and purpose in life. Currently, LadyRomp is working with and assisting a small group of women but in February 2014, the organization will open its reach to target and assist a larger group as well as offer individual teachings. LadyRomp, the blog, has over 10,000 follower since it started.

What does your business offer and what is your target market? LadyRomp Inspiration Network Coaching Services offers life and career coaching and empowerment for women and young girls of all ages.

How is your business different from others in your industry? LINC is different from others in the industry because their target market is women. While there are many organizations that target women but our goal is to hone in on the women who are truly seeking to live a better life and live in their purpose. Soon the organization plans to begin offering its coaching services to men who have a desire to be a great partner for women in their lives.

How are you meeting the needs of your clients in today’s economy? LINC is constantly meeting the needs of its customers in today’s economy by helping their clients meet their goal of moving their lives from one level to another by giving them the tools they need to do so.

“Basically, we are equipping or helping identify valuable resources and tools our clients need to live the life they want. In turn, help them find better jobs, start their own businesses and ultimately make better life choices, which is a benefit to any economy of scale,” says Seabrooks.

Who are your competitors, if any? LINC has no competitors who offer the same level of care and services but they are often compared to Iyanla Vanzant.

Why is your business model important to you and your clients? The LINC business model is important to its clients because Seabrooks believes that helping women and girls is her responsibility or rather her calling.

“Even if I never receive one penny for doing this, I still want to do this,” she adds. “I love helping people and when you are helping someone fulfill the goals that are important to them, then you are helping a greater cause that is not self serving.”

How do you market and advertise your business? LINC is on all available social media sites including Facebook, Google+, Digg, Tumblr, Stumbleupon and Pinterest. They have an expert segment that will be starting on an internet radio show in 2014.

Where do you see your business in the next 2-5 years? In the future LINC will be an international coaching powerhouse that helps individuals from all walks of life.

“The vision of LINC is not in a box because each person has a different purpose and desire and our goal is to help as many people fulfill their goals,” she says.

What advice do you have for other small business owners? “Treat your clients and employees well, because without them you do not have a business.”

Kimberly Seabrooks

 

Women’s News: 12 Things Every Woman And Girl Should Know

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Online communities are amazing places to get advice and suggestions, from listing the things every woman should have been told about sex to things you should never say to curvy women.

On a Dec. 18 Reddit thread, users answered the question “what’s something all girls/women should know?” Answers ranged from practical advice (“Be educated about your body”) to life mantras (“Don’t just aim to be pretty”) and reassurances (“It’s okay to enjoy porn”).

Here are 12 of our favorite responses:

1. Few things are more important than your health. Schedule regular physicals and gyno appointments. Learn how to do a breast exam. And never be afraid to talk to a doctor if you suspect something is wrong, no matter how embarrassing — as merulian wrote, “they’ve seen it all before and they will not be alarmed.”

2. You don’t have to want kids. That’s not to say that knowing you do want children is bad — of course, it’s not. But opting out of motherhood is also a completely valid choice, no matter how much flak you may get for it from your family and friends. As memory-eater wrote:

You can have any reason you like for not wanting kids — a desire to keep your life for yourself, a dislike of children, a fear of pregnancy. There is an intense pressure for women to procreate, and most people out there aren’t going to understand the decision. F*ck ’em. It’s your life, and your womb. No one can predict what you will or will not regret.

 

3. Always pee after sex. This will get rid of bacteria that may have accumulated in your urethra, lessening the chance that you’ll contract a urinary tract infection (UTI). And if you do have a UTI, heed miss-adler‘s advice: “If you have a UTI and your back starts to hurt really bad and you become feverish… it’s ER time.”

4. Make sure your bra actually fits. Get measured at your local department store or Victoria’s Secret for a bra that gives you, astheodoramarie says, “No more digging pains, no more discomfort. Only glorious curves.” It’s also a good idea to get re-measured every couple of years, especially if your body shape has changed.

5. Cold water gets blood out of fabric, and hot water sets blood to stain. Thanks to 9703259573 for educating us on this: “If you get blood on clothing, rinse it with cold water ASAP. Then you can wash it as usual.”

6. Your body is not weird. We think HeeeyAssbutt said it best:

Boobs, bellies, legs, feet, ears, noses, EVERYTHING comes in all different sizes, shapes, and levels of hairiness. Quit judging yourself and others on the size of a thigh gap, how much belly comes out over the top of jeans, and how many damn chins someone has.

 

7. It’s okay to enjoy, want and pursue sex. Maxxters advises: “Be comfortable with your sexuality and know there’s nothing wrong with having fantasies and desires and acting out on them in safe, consensual ways.”

8. You don’t need to apologize for everything. As ohmycat points out, “It’s only two words but saying it 10 times a day every day will start to affect how you view yourself and others around you. ”

9. Basic home and car maintenance. Why rely on someone else to help you with simple tasks? According to vogueadishu, “You should always have a basic tool set in your house and know how to use [it], and the same with the trunk of your car.”

10. Be true to yourself. We couldn’t have put it better thanAlexispinpgh: “Be exactly as funny, independent, smart, sexy, annoying, complicated, and talkative as you are. Someone will appreciate it and they’re the ones you want to appreciate you anyway.”

11. It’s better to be alone than with the wrong partner. Funchy‘s advice to heterosexual women can be applied to almost any romantic relationship: “You cannot and should not try to change the other person. If you can’t accept and love him as he is, he’s not right for you. If he doesn’t make you happy as he is, move on.”

12. “Feminist” is not a dirty word, contrary to what some celebritieswould have you believe. We agree with zombiekittiez on this one: “If something isn’t fair or isn’t right, you don’t have to keep quiet and act like a ‘lady.’ You are a person before you are a woman.”

What else should every woman and girl know? Leave a comment, or Tweet@HuffPostWomen!

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