I love Reddit. Not only is it a great place to see pictures of cute cats, it can also be a great resource for entrepreneurs to learn, get information, get motivated and keep up to date with important news that related to them. Thus, in this article, I am going to outline 5 subreddits that every entrepreneur should be subscribed to and reading. All of these are active and get new posts to them every single day. They have helped give me a lot of insight into other markets and industries that I knew nothing about in addition to helping my productivity and motivation. Thus, let’s get into it.
I think this one was a no brainier. If you’re an entrepreneur yourself, you’ve got to follow r/Entrepreneur. It just makes sense. On r/Entrepreneur, you will find tons of information about entrepreneurship. It has everything from case studies to tax tips to general advice questions regarding everything from hiring independent contracts to taking action on an idea that seems impossible. This subreddit is a great place to learn more about everything entrepreneurship, and it is a must follow for entrepreneurs no matter the industry your in or the type of business you have.
While this isn’t about entrepreneurship specifically, motivation is an extremely important part of being an entrepreneur. If you aren’t motivated as an entrepreneur, you won’t get anything done. Thus, r/Motivation is a great subreddit to check out if you’re having a down day and need a pick-me-up or boost in motivation. There have been many of times where I need to get something done, but don’t have the motivation and r/Motivation helps me get out of that rut and start being productive again!
Again, this isn’t targeted directly at entrepreneurs, but it has still helped me a ton when it comes to being productive. I, as are many other entrepreneurs, am a procrastinator. r/Productivity has helped me find a ton of tips and tricks to stop procrastinating and start getting more done in a less amount of time. It has also given me a lot of insight on how to motivate employees which is something I’ve struggled with in the past. Thanks to r/Productivity I have better insight into how to motivate and ensure that employees are productive without monitoring or even caring about their every move.
This is a very general subreddit, and it is actually news based. Thus, it may not be your cup of tea if you don’t like to know what is going on in the world. With that being said, I think it is extremely important to keep up with business news as, even if you have a very small business, it can and will effect you. If stocks take a big hit, it could effect your orders, if Amazon makes a big change, it may hurt your affiliate sells, if a service you use has their data stolen, you need to see what you could have lost and protect it for the future. All of that and more is posted on r/Business, so I personally believe that it is a must follow resource for entrepreneurs.
The idea behind this subreddit is simple. It is a place where entrepreneurs and innovators can go to share, get feedback, and find motivation from other people’s businesses. It is a place for people to show off what they have taken action on and get feedback on it and a place for others to get motivated to start taking action. I recently discovered this subreddit, and it has helped me find tons of awesome new websites that I now use everyday. It has also given me tons of great information on a lot of subjects in regards to starting a new business or maintaining a successful one. You better believe that the next project that Patrick and I start will be posted on r/SideProject!