So you think you have an idea that might be of interest to a small company. But there are a lot of other pieces of information you need before you start on the NDA problem.
- Do you already know someone at this company who is on a high enough level to authorize paying for and using your idea?
- Do you know if this company has already thought of using this idea, and discarded it, or is currently working on implementing it, or may implement it in the future?
- Do you know if your idea will actually work and save them money? (Have you worked out the details of your idea and evaluated it from the perspective of this company?) Do you have a presentation, ready to go, to show off your idea?
- Do you know if their competition is using this idea or something like it?
- Have you worked out how much money you want for your idea?
When you can answer all of these questions and you realize that there are lots of ideas, but generally only the successful implimentations of an idea has value, you are ready to work on the NDA.
If your idea is of great value to this company, and you have found someone in authority who might be willing to buy it, and you have worked out a presentation of your idea to this company, you should probably hire an attorney to produce an NDA expressly for this situation.
On the other hand, if this idea is worth only a smalll amount of money, you might want to use a standard form NDA, which can be found all over the web.