• Signing up

    We’ll explain you how to sign up for IdeaBuddy and what’s included in our free trial.

    How do I sign up?

    You can use IdeaBuddy 15 days for free, and you can upgrade your account anytime you want.

    To create an account, head over to our signup page. You can choose to sign up through your Facebook or LinkedIn profile, Google account, or with an email address and password that you set.

    Enter a valid email address and a password that is at least six characters long. Press START MY FREE TRIAL and voila - you’re in!

    How do I sign up?

    Do I have to download or install your application?

    IdeaBuddy is a web-based application so you don’t have to download or install anything. Another good thing is that you can access and update your ideas from any computer (Mac and PC) or tablet.

    What is included in the free trial?

    You can use our Dreamer rate plan for 15 days, where you can:

    • Select one idea from the idea catalog
    • Develop your idea by using Story Mode
    • Use all the guides and examples
    • Get automatic calculations of profit, cash flow, and other financial metrics
    • Get access to Overview, a dashboard with all the key elements of your idea, which you can share/export to PDF or Word

    Are my ideas and personal data safe?

    We fully protect your personal information, so don’t worry. Your ideas will remain secure and completely confidential, unless you choose to share it via exporting, or inviting guests to your account. The plan information is stored securely on our servers and nobody can view your plan unless you choose to allow us access for tech-support purposes. The encryption process protects your private data 24/7, so no one can access it without your permission.

    More information can be found in our Terms of Service.

  • Pricing and payment

    You’ll get information about which price plan to choose, how to use coupons, how to change your plan and how to see payment history.

    Which price plan should I choose?

    That depends on a stage you’re currently in.

    We have two consumer price plans (Dreamer and Founder), and one plan for larger teams and companies (Enterprise).

    Here is a brief explanation for each of them.

    Dreamer

    If you’re not seriously considering to turn your idea into reality, but you just want to structure the thoughts and make rough projections, then you can choose Dreamer, which is our basic plan.

    With that rate plan you can:

    • Select an idea from our idea catalog
    • Develop your idea by using Story Mode
    • Use all the guides and examples
    • Calculate profit, cash flow, and other financial metrics
    • Get access to Overview, a dashboard with all the key elements of your idea, which you can share/export to PDF or Word

    Security and privacy guaranteed - we’ll keep your ideas and personal data fully confidential.

    Founder

    This is our full-featured plan, where you don’t have any restrictions in terms of access. You should go for this plan in case you’re determined to bring your idea to life, so you want to elaborate it in more detail and get a business plan.

    You’ll get in that plan included everything you have in Dreamer, plus:

    • Document all the steps from Story Mode in Journal, which becomes your business plan
    • Export Journal to PDF/Word, or share with others
    • You can add more details to every section of Story Mode and check our tips

    Enterprise

    This is a price plan for teams and companies, where you’ll get all the features of the Founder plan, but here you can have multiple accounts, for all the people in your organization who want to use IdeaBuddy.

    When you select “Request demo”, a dialog form pops out, where you should give us more information about you and your organization, and we’ll contact you regarding your request.

    What at the benefits of selecting a yearly plan or more ideas?

    You can make substantial savings by selecting a yearly subscription. Keep in mind that you’ll get a 40% discount compared to monthly plans if you select this option.

    The same goes for the number of ideas - the more ideas you select in your plan, your price per idea will go down, so you can make serious savings.

    How to upgrade or change the plan?

    When you decide to upgrade, you can pick one of the plans available in your account. Here’s how to do it:

    1. Select Plans and Upgrades option from the Account Settings menu

    2. Then, you have to select one of the plans on our pricing page (Dreamer, Founder, or Enterprise).

    3. After selecting the plan, you will come to a screen where you need to choose the number of ideas that will be included in your package.

    4. When you decide how many ideas you want to have in your collection, we can proceed to a payment page. There, you first need to select your country.

    5. After that, you will select the payment method. On this step, you can enter your coupon code in case you have it.

    6. In the final step, depending on the preferred payment method, you will enter your credit card details or pay by using your PayPal account

    How to use the coupon?

    It’s easy! Here’s how to do it.

    1. Go to the pricing page and select a price plan (Dreamer or Founder)

    2. On the second step select the number of ideas and click Review and Pay

    3. Then select your country

    4. After that, you will select the payment method. On this step, you can enter your coupon code in case you have it.

    5. When you add a coupon, you will see the total amount you have to pay, including taxes.

    Now, you just need to select a payment method and you’re ready to go!

    Which payment types are supported?

    We accept purchases via:

    • Mastercard

    • Visa

    • Maestro

    • American Express

    • Discover

    • Diners Club

    • JCB

    • PayPal

    • Apple Pay (The Apple Pay option will only appear at checkout for one-time payments to customers using the Safari browser with Apple Pay set up on their device

    • Wire Transfers (ACH/SEPA/BACS)

    Where to see my current plan and payment history?

    Go to the Account Settings menu and select Payment History.

    There you will see the information about your current plan and your payment history. Here you can also download your invoice.

  • Account Settings

    How do I manage my account?

    You can change your profile information anytime.

    1. Head on to My Profile option from Account Settings menu

    2. Change your profile picture, name, and other personal data.

    3. Click SAVE button

    How do I change my email address and password?

    You can change your email and password on My Profile, by selecting one of these options.

    Changing your email address

    1. Select Change Email Address

    2. Enter your new email address

    3. Confirm your new email address

    4. Click SAVE button

    Changing your password

    1. Select Change Password

    2. Enter your new password

    3. Confirm your new password

    4. Click SAVE button

    How do I cancel my account?

    If you decide to cancel your account, here is how to do it.

    1. Go to Account Setting menu and select My Profile

    2. There you should select Cancel Account, and confirm. After that, your account will be deleted, but you can still work on your ideas until the end of your billing cycle.

    How to log out?

    You can log out by selecting Log Out on the Account Settings menu, on the top left corner of the screen.

  • Getting Started

    What do I do after signing up?

    When you sign up, first you should tell us something about yourself.

    On the Welcome screen, there are few fields to be filled. You can select your gender, age, country and a city you live in. There is an option to add a profile picture as well.

    You can change your account settings any time in My Profile from the Account Settings menu.

    How can I select a business idea?

    Go to our Idea Catalog and select one of the ideas from one of the categories. It is important to choose the right business category so you can get the most relevant examples, tips, and industry standards. Use the search bar on top of the screen and type in the keyword or a tag related to your idea.

    If your idea is not on the list, simply select Other Idea.

    How do I use Idea Settings?

    On the Idea Settings page, you can do following things:

    • Define the key information related to your business idea (name, slogan, location, currency, language)

    • Change a default illustration and add a picture or a logo of your business idea by clicking on the “+” button

    • Set the month when you want to start your business planning, as well as the planning period.

    You can change this information later by clicking on the picture of your idea in the lower-left corner of the screen.

    What if I have more than one idea?

    You can create more than one idea, depending on the package you are subscribed to. Here’s how:

    1. Click on the Idea Collection shortcut which is in your side menu. You can also select it in the Account Settings.

    2. Click on Create New Idea

    3. Select an idea from Idea Catalog

    Your new idea will appear in your Idea Collection.

    How can I switch from one idea to the other?

    If you are working on more than one idea, here's how to switch from an idea to idea:

    1. Go to the Idea Collection page

    2. Click on the card of the idea you wish to work on and it will take you to Story mode of that particular business idea.

    The idea you are currently working on will be market as “Active”.

    What are notifications?

    Notifications allow you to stay up to date with IdeaBuddy’s activities. This can range from new updates, promotions, and also, you can be informed about our new posts.

    Click on the bell icon in the top-right corner anytime you want to open up your notifications and you'll see the most recent notifications here. You can also click on any notification to visit the relevant area.