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Since its birth in 2005, Reddit has called itself “the front page of the internet,” and for the past 10 years, it has more than lived up to its tag line.
The social-media-meets-news-sharing website has 170 million visitors every month from more than 200 countries. And its content has been organized into over 8,000 areas of concentration, called subreddits, where users can spend time reading and sharing information on specific topics.
For a decade, Reddit has been the go-to place for random facts, self-help advice, and adorable gifs like this one of baby sloths (and this one of parrots and this one of a lamb and goat). But it’s also a great place for business owners and entrepreneurs to find useful tips.
So, to celebrate the website’s birthday, we’ve made a list of the top 10 subreddits for entrepreneurs.
This one’s obvious. /r/entrepreneur is the place for entrepreneurs to offer their thoughts on starting a business, from finding the right partner to learning how to build a website. It’s also a place where users can ask for feedback on their business model or learn from others’ business faux pas.
In this subreddit, users discuss investment news, as well as share ideas and insights on the investment world. They also have a weekly thread called “Moronic Monday” in which users can ask any question they want about investing, without feeling dumb. It’s a great place for new entrepreneurs to start.
/r/BusinessHub is an entrepreneur’s reference point for everything business and finance related. It’s a wide mix of international news, trend coverage, and current economic studies, a keen read to incorporate into your morning ritual.
Advice on finding the right career-life balance, crash-course public-speaking videos, and negotiation techniques can all be found at /r/CareerSucess. Current entrepreneurs, aspiring business owners, and even students can learn some valuable life lessons here.
Creativity abounds in this subreddit, where commenters can share ideas for igniting growth and fueling excitement in their new businesses. Users ask for feedback on marketing concepts and discuss wacky new ways to fund Kickstarter campaigns, among many other things.
Like /r/entrepreneur, this subreddit has a ton of information about what it takes to start a successful business–and keep that entrepreneurial spirit alive. There are also frequent interviews with founders from around the world, including Skype co-founderJaan Tallinn and Imgur creator Alan Schaaf.
Interested in learning more about how investors choose where to invest? Need advice on making a formal pitch? /r/venturecapital is the place for entrepreneurs to answer any question they’ve ever had about venture capital around the world.
Since 1997, the number of businesses owned by women has increased by 68 percent, but female-run enterprises still account for only 30 percent of all businesses, according to the 2014 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report. This subreddit is for all the current and would-be lady entrepreneurs out there to discuss all things business–with other women. Monthly themes include “Manic Mondays” and “Winning at Work.”
Understanding and applying the latest advances in technology is crucial for achieving entrepreneurial success. Visiting this subreddit is a way for founders to stay on top of technology trends, as well as read up on a myriad of topics, from government surveillance to 3-D printing.
This subreddit has a new theme almost every day, including Monday’s “Weekly Goals,” Thursday’s “Words of Wisdom,” and Saturday’s “Time to Vent.” It’s a great space for reading about the morning rituals of successful CEOs and a hub for tested timesaving techniques in the office.