First post ever, so please have mercy on my ignorance. I've got what I think to be a pretty good business idea that I'm interested in starting.
In my area (Atlanta, GA) there are a couple of companies already doing, more or less, what I have in mind.
I'm aware that a great way to start is to pick the brains of people that are already successful doing what you want to do, but welcome the forum's thoughts and advice on the best way to go about this. I can appreciate how somebody already doing this would conceivably be, at the very least, suspicious of me and my questions.
At the same time, the metro area is plenty big enough (and I want to ultimately focus on a different sales channel than these companies), I think, to support several similar businesses of this type.
Any thoughts on how to best get an expert to open up to me? TIA!