Pledging to Support Entrepreneurs: My Trip to the White House

Two weeks ago I headed to the White House to be honored as one of the Top 100 Entrepreneurs under the age of 30 as listed on the Empact 100 list.  The visit to Washington DC was jammed packed but full of really great news for small businesses and entrepreneurs.

While at the US Capitol I heard from those that are pushing congress to support entrepreneurs. There were many promising ideas, from knocking down student loans for those starting a business of their own, to allowing “starting a business” to be equal to “searching for work” for those on unemployment.

While at the White House, I along with 12 others, pledged to do our part in supporting others as they follow the path to owning their own business. As you know, that is what I do every day here at LKR. My team and myself are driven by helping people take that leap to owning their own business and helping the economy one entrepreneur at a time.

Want to hear my pledge? Check out this video from my time at the White House last week.

Here’s a link to the organization I mention in my pledge, They are a wonderful organization “committed to empowering students to create ethically-sourced, cooperatively-run food enterprises on college campuses.” Check them out and show them your support!

Cheers to small businesses everywhere!

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About Laura Roeder

Laura Roeder is a social media marketing expert who gives businesses of all sizes the tools they need to make their mark on the web. She is the creator of the social media scheduling software Edgar, as well as social media marketing web courses like Creating Fame and Social Brilliant.


  1. That is sooooo awesome! Congratulations and YOU GO!

  2. Congratulations Laura!

  3. That’s fantastic Laura, very excited for you. I love the idea of making a pledge and proving that it’s more than just a business, it’s a calling:)

  4. Congrats! What an honor, and you gave a great speech!

  5. You are an inspiration!

  6. Congratulations!
    You are inspiring to me.


  7. Laura, congratulations for having been honored and recognized as one of the Top 100 Entrepreneurs under the age of 30 as listed on the Empact 100 list.

    May you continue to be blessed as you assist others in utilizing social media and other tools to grow their businesses; may your passion for volunteering your time and talents for good never diminish.

    Warm regards & blessings,
    John A. Fallone
    President, Biz Dev Consultant & CEO
    Traininguru &

  8. BTW, i think someone stated this already, but? when your hacking stuff, if you stop the blue bar in that little white space it performs a perfect breach and gives you extra energy and stuff.