I am planning into getting involved in a venture in an asian country.
I have a friend from this country that has an experience in the kind of business I want to be involved in and that has “ built “ some previous work , not making profit out of it though.
I have found ways to make some profit at of what he has done.
I am then thinking of talking about it with him , and if things goes well, to be partners (we both live in the UK) . My only issue with that , is the fact that he has the contacts ,the experience ,he is from that country; which means , if I gave him a “ sample of ideas “ to see if he is interested , I could be encountering the risk of him taking my ideas and doing all the job by himself without me getting involved in the project.
How could I then talk to him about the new ideas and work we could do together without having this risk of getting my ideas “ stolen “ ? Is there any ways I could protect myself from that ?
For information, with the few ideas I would discuss with him , he could get started really quick with it ; that’s the risk.