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Reddit is one of the world’s leading websites, ranking in the top 20 websites in the world. As the “front page of the Internet,” the site is filled with everyone, from people looking for baking recipes to small business owners.
Reddit small business revolves around subreddits that you can join, share and learn from others. Even Bill Gates is a well-known Redditor, and he’s one of the most successful men in history, although you’ll mostly find him talking about his philanthropy efforts rather than starting Microsoft.
You can search anything from “reddit payment processing” to starting a business and find great threads on either topic. But some subreddits are better than others. We’re going to cover some of the best subreddits for small business owners who aren’t accustomed to using the site just yet.
4 Tips for Reddit Small Business Owners Just Starting to Use the Site
1. Ditch Reddit’s Search Bar
Reddit’s internal search is not great – that’s being nice. One of the biggest complaints from long-time users is about the search feature. If you want to find specific topics, do yourself a favor and use Google’s search instead.
“Reddit + your keyword” will work just fine, or you can use “site:reddit.com” and then add the keyword if you’re getting results from a lot of different sites.
2. Sort by “Best”
If you want to see the most relevant and upvoted comments, sort all of the comments by “best.” The best sort will display the most popular comments so that you don’t have to go digging through hundreds of comments.
3. Consider Using the Reddit Enhancement Suite
Reddit’s Enhancement Suite is a third-party tool used by over 2 million people, and it’s free. You can download it and install it on virtually any browser to upgrade the way Reddit works. The suite of tools includes:
- Style tweaks
- Inline image viewer
- User highlighter
- Comment improvements
- So much more
4. View Multiple Subreddits at Once
A neat trick for anyone on desktop or mobile using a browser and who want to view multiple subreddits at once is to combine them. How? It’s actually quite easy. Simply plug in the subreddits with a plus sign between them.
An example would be https://www.reddit.com/r/business+entrepreneur+smallbusiness.
Using the example above, you would see posts from the following subreddits:
- Small Business
4 Best Subreddits for Small Business Owners
There are a lot – hundreds – of different subreddits to explore in the business world. But some of the most popular and well-known are:
The startups’ subreddit is a great place for anyone that is looking for startup solutions. You can learn a lot about how to scale and grow your business from the 721,000 members of this subreddit.
And there’s even a Discord channel along with options to share your startup to gain visibility.
One of the top threads of all time is how this one individual does SEO to bring his business from 0 traffic to over 200,000 per month using white hat methods. If you’re looking for tips on how to get your business up and running, or you have questions, you can join this sub.
The entrepreneur subreddit is home to over 942,000 members, and it’s a great place to meet other professionals, share ideas, collaborate and seek answers to the problems that you may be having in your own business.
Need a merchant services account and want help finding a great company to work with?
Simply create a thread asking about transparent merchant services to see what others recommend from their own personal experience.
Note: Reddit users are often very unwelcoming if all you try to do is promote your own business. These individuals are looking for help and a community, and if all of your posts are about your business, don’t expect a warm welcome from users.
The business subreddit can include tips and pitfalls when running your own business, but there’s also a lot of general business news on the subreddit relating to larger businesses. The 624,000-member subreddit is a great, general business sub, but it’s not as good as some of the other options on our list.
One of the best subreddits for small business is the /smallbusiness/ subreddit. The community has 562,000 members and a wealth of information available, from starting and owning a small business to growing your small business.
Want to know about opening a business, SBA loans, marketing, and employee time off? Just ask. Users are very active in the community and will be more than happy to answer your questions.
You can, and should, also search for other subreddits on your own to find some more relevant to your niche. Once you find some subreddits that you like, be sure to subscribe to them on your account (it’s free to make one).
Subscribing allows you to easily keep track of the subreddits that you follow and displays a new thread on your Reddit home page.