Pitch your business ideas to strangers to test, validate, and refine your action plan.
Post your business ideas to test your assumptions, validate consumer demand, and prove market readiness. Strangers are 10x more likely to give you candid feedback about an idea to help you refine and pivot as needed. Asking Aunt Becky doesn’t cut it in the real world.
Tip: Get more from your post by asking specific questions. Create a hypothesis and use the tools available to you to test it. You can add polls, prototype images, videos, links to landing pages or surveys, MVPs, and more.
Join the only business community dedicated to business ideas.
Upvote your favorite business ideas to show your support. Start meaningful conversations with other business-minded individuals. Interact with and follow community members to stay connected. You never know when you will run into your next business partner, mentor, or sound advice that saves you time and money on your next venture.
We monitor this community to keep it a safe, positive place for everyone. This is a place for constructive feedback and inspiration.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I validate an idea on Ideastag?
Posting your idea, which parts you choose to share, and what you want to test is ultimately up to you. We have made creating an idea post similar to an empty canvas on purpose to give you the flexibility to customize your validation test.
To get the most out of your post, you should:
- consider carefully what you are trying to gauge
- create a clear and concise post about your idea that is easy to read and understand
- ask specific questions to allow other users to engage with your post
- respond to users who give you feedback
Examples of what to gauge by posting about your idea:
- Test the market potential, demand, and readiness for your idea. Will people pay for it? Is there a customer base for your idea? Do people need it now?
- Find out specific pain points that your idea solves. Talking to people might bring new issues to the forefront that you might have otherwise ignored.
- Ask specific questions about others’ experiences with possible competitors. If you have already identified a competitor, talking to their customer base will help you establish better positioning for your new business.
- Validate a business concept. Test out your own business concept or ask questions that help you transform an idea into a profitable business.
- Evaluate details such as features, product or service details, strategies, or implementation options. Draft a post with the details you want to test and gather feedback to tweak and bullet-proof your business idea before getting to work.
Keep in mind, you are crafting a post to spark meaningful conversations around your idea. In addition to idea validation, the conversations started can further develop your idea and/or give you insights about how to start implementing it.
How is this different from generic forums?
Generic forums are diluted with a diverse variety of topics. Users on such forums have been primed to answer the questions proposed based on their past experiences.
On Ideastag, we are only focused on one thing, business ideas. Users on this platform are more likely to assess, explore and provide feedback with an open mind to the possibilities of the ideas presented. The moderators are heavily involved to keep this virtual space positive, constructive, and inspiring.
Ideastag is the central hub of all business ideas and a place to connect with other entrepreneurs. In addition to testing out your ideas, we provide free resources, guides, and success stories catered to assisting your idea development and overall business journey.
Is there a cost to using Ideastag?
No, Ideastag is a free platform. By signing up, you can post your ideas, gauge the potential of your ideas, gather valuable feedback, gain access to discussions, follow other entrepreneurs and connect with them privately.
Is this a community for tech startups?
While most platforms are focused on building communities that are directly geared towards tech startups, we aim to be inclusive of all types of businesses. There is room for innovation and reinvention in all industries.
Should I only test fresh business ideas that do not exist already?
Business ideas don’t need to be completely disruptive. Ideas can simply be a modification of an existing business or an addition of a new feature that serves a need that has been ignored by others.
There is room for innovation and modernization in almost all existing businesses. Entrepreneurs that have a high capacity to listen to others are often more successful, which is why we created this platform. By getting feedback from individuals outside your immediate circles, you can build on your ideas and refine your execution plan.
What type of business ideas should I post?
All business ideas need validation and insights for further development. Ideastag is a safe space to test out any type of business idea. If you are starting a local business, product-based business, service-based business, tech startup, or a non-profit, gaining insights from an audience outside your normal circle of family and friends can only help you identify the best way to move forward.