He said to me yesterday "If you don't want to share info with me as I it's your business and I will be doing something similar in a way, that's cool". To which I responded "anyone who doesn't share ideas and thinks they are the only one with them....is an idiot!"
I've always been fine with sharing and collaborating people.
Sure I have had a few instances where I have been disappointed with people who have done something that I thought was commercial in confidence but on the whole, I have a pretty tight network so I am pretty comfortable.
But this comment made me wonder if I am too free with my sharing of new marketing ideas and what I plan on doing with my work.
There is enough business out there for all of us to be able to share our ideas with friends and networks.
Do you hold your ideas and business close to your chest ordinarily or are you happy to share? I have so much banked in my head that I want to work on that I'm fairly confident it's not a biggie but I wonder if being open to sharing business ideas and discussing how I run my business is such a good idea.
Is it like discussing politics?