I am in the process of creating a web based start-up which is about a web-portal/application.
In what ways I should/ can protect my rights before divulging my business idea or related information to anyone?? I have developed business model & lot of concepts/ideas for my application working over months which I usually need to tell to people when I want to tell them about my idea/ business. I want to protect myself against any possible hacks by anyone whom I am divulging the information.
I do need to tell sometimes my entire idea when explaining things to programmers or investors or other staff, but I fear that I am not safeguarding my rights. I feel that I should protect my idea so that anyone doesnt steal my idea and come up with the portal/ application before me.
I know it is not possible to patent business ideas but are there any other ways ??