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Let's merge r/Entrepreneur and r/Startups (self.startups)
submitted 11 months ago* by [deleted]
The topics are the same, take a look yourself: /r/Entrepreneur /r/startups
Wouldn't it be better to be one bigger subreddit ?
Link to this same post on /r/Entrepreneur: http://www.reddit.com/r/Entrepreneur/comments/ujcen/lets_merge_rentrepreneur_and_rstartups/
[–]allboolshite 17 points18 points19 points 11 months ago
I get that the content is the same but it shouldn't be. Start-ups should be about launches/new business while entrepreneur should be about more long-term business and lifestyle. Most entrepreneurs are not in active start-up phase, or if they are it's because they have multiple enterprises going. While there is overlap, the actual cultures are different. I'd say the mods should be organizing a bit differently. Or if there is consensus to merge the two, call it r/business.
[–]andrewguenther 10 points11 points12 points 11 months ago
Exactly this. People need to understand that these are two separate groups with a few interests that happen to overlap. This shouldn't even be an issue. I shouldn't be seeing anything about "big exits" on /r/Entrepreneur. If anything, /r/startups needs to get out of /r/Entrepreneur.
I'm not trying to argue that one is superior to the other, I love them both, but they are not the same.
[–]Qw3rtyP0iuy 0 points1 point2 points 11 months ago
A question of "is" and "ought to be", you say?
[–]voxpupil 13 points14 points15 points 11 months ago
I wouldn't say they're exactly the same, so no merging needed.
[–]Christerical 26 points27 points28 points 11 months ago
Personally, I think they should still be seperated, despite the active content. With entrepreneurs, they're not just tech-based; they could be bricks-and-mortar entrepreneurs, or intrapreneurs, w/e. With startups, it really implies that they are tech-based. I haven't met one BaM entrepreneur calling themselves the head of a startup company.
A better integration would be entrepreneurship+entrepreneur+smallbusiness.
[–]LettersFromTheSky 18 points19 points20 points 11 months ago
I don't get that at all. To me Entrepeneur and Start Up can be both tech and brick/mortar.
[–]Chr0me 6 points7 points8 points 11 months ago
Entrepreneur: LLC vs. Inc, sourcing products, payroll services, questions about work/life balance, etc.
Start-ups: Negotiating with VCs, finding a technical co-founder, spill-over from Hacker News, etc.
While technically any new venture could be considered a "start-up", there's a whole tech start-up subculture in each major metro area, with Silicon Valley being the hub. Most of these people want to get big quick and get rich even quicker. Most "traditional" entrepreneurs tend to be older (30-40+) and more focused on getting out of the rat race.
[–]Christerical 1 point2 points3 points 11 months ago
Well it's all about personal preference and from experience; just my two cents
[–][deleted] 7 points8 points9 points 11 months ago
But look at the content ! /r/Entrepreneur and /r/Startups are posting the same kind of things. www.reddit.com/r/Entrepreneur+Startups , try and see if you can guess from wich sub each post is coming. I bet you'll get it right 50% of the time.
I agree on the second part.
[–]original186 12 points13 points14 points 11 months ago
You just answered your own question: www.reddit.com/r/Entrepreneur+Startups
[–]Qw3rtyP0iuy 1 point2 points3 points 11 months ago
It's overly-segmented. How do you go about a merge, though? Encouraging people to subscribe to the biggest existing and downvoting the others to hell?
[–]servercobra 0 points1 point2 points 11 months ago
[We could do something like what TIL did.](We could do something like what TIL did.)
[–]servercobra 1 point2 points3 points 11 months ago
/r/startups has a lot of people that are starting brick and mortar and other non-tech businesses. IIRC someone was even starting a taco truck.
[–]donvito 2 points3 points4 points 11 months ago
No. I'm subscribed to both but I don't think merging is a good idea. /r/startups is more internet/software-startup centric whereas /r/entrepreneur is more about real world service businesses.
It's good that they are separated.
[–]clavalle 1 point2 points3 points 11 months ago
Startups are a subset of entrepreneurial enterprise.
Startups are about creating value by solving problems in novel ways. Could be an old problem that no one has yet solved, an old problem solved in a new fashion, or a new problem altogether. Usually this has to do with applying technology.
Entrepreneurship is more about the business of solving problems, period. Create value, capture some of that value in the form of profits rinse and repeat. It covers a lot more ground than startups, but it is important and covers more of the "How do you incintivise a sales team?" Or, "My experience as a franchisee of Jiffy Lube."
The former /might/ have a place in /r/startups but the second certainly does not.
[–]sry4partying 4 points5 points6 points 11 months ago
Who gives a shit?
[–]david72486 4 points5 points6 points 11 months ago
I think the idea is that you can combine communities, and therefore increase readership. When you increase readership, you can get better content (and somewhat avoid as many duplicates).
[–][deleted] 2 points3 points4 points 11 months ago
Exactly. Also, my subreddits' number is currently an ugly 23, while it could become a beautiful palindrome : D
[–]Coinabul 2 points3 points4 points 11 months ago
I agree. Let's make life simple and just put a link to the corresponding subreddit on the side bar.
[–]meatpod 2 points3 points4 points 11 months ago
Please keep your crap out of r/entrepreneur. r/startups is full of snobby assholes like yourself who only like to post about existing startups, whereas r/entrepreneur is full of intelligent entrepreneurs willing to discuss interesting topics.
May I know why do you think I am a snobby asshole ?
[–]didyouseeroy 1 point2 points3 points 11 months ago
[–]MatmosOfSogo 0 points1 point2 points 11 months ago
You realize that what you ask is unpossible, right? Reddit can't do that.
[–][deleted] 1 point2 points3 points 11 months ago
What I implied was a "migration" to Entrepreneur or a new sub. Looks like the people have spoken, though : ) . Nevermind.
[–]quadtodfodder 0 points1 point2 points 11 months ago
Entrepreneur had ridiculous drama like six months ago. it's better to have other places to go if something blows up or a mod flips out.
[–]seainhd 0 points1 point2 points 11 months ago
i figured /r/startups is for people actively planning a startup or launching their startup, and the /r/entrepreneur was more about news articles about entrepreneurial culture
[–]amacg 0 points1 point2 points 11 months ago
Entrepreneurship is a pursuit that extends beyond the startup phase in many cases, technically it would be a mistake to merge them. It's also worth remembering that startups aren't always run by entrepreneurs and vice versa, entrepreneurs aren't always running startups.
[–]boessel 0 points1 point2 points 11 months ago
[–]sith6six -4 points-3 points-2 points 11 months ago
Suggest r/entreprestartups or r/startrepreneur
[–]voxpupil 9 points10 points11 points 11 months ago
[–]AceValentine 0 points1 point2 points 11 months ago
Agree, they are both for individuals looking for advice and ideas on ways to make money and stay informed.
[–]wrightaboutit -2 points-1 points0 points 11 months ago
I would have no objection to this. I read both.
[–]testmypatience -3 points-2 points-1 points 11 months ago
Me too because I see little difference between the two haha.
[–]Aeroalcky -2 points-1 points0 points 11 months ago
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