I have an idea for a web product. It's a new type of e-commerce site.
I have the most fundamental questions.
The first is how to even go about getting any advice for it. One concern is that a one paragraph description could allow anyone who hears it to 'steal the idea'.
One option is 'make it'. Another is 'sell the idea'. Pretty different options.
The first is of course much more difficult.
In my opinion, it would would require a business strategist; a software designer/artist; one or more coders; partner sales reps; support and and marketing.
The second would just require the right buyer and protections - easy but iffy.
Who would I go to for advice on option 1 versus option 2, ensuring it's not stolen? On how to sell it, if that makes sense?
There are some existing companies that do something similar enough that they might be interested; on the other hand, they might be good partners to supply some of the content.
Little if any startup capital; I'm not sure if looking for any is a good way to go, or just 'starting on a shoestring'.