One topic that has come up repeatedly is this fear or worry that our team or some other designer or person might rip off your great idea.
Let me calm your worries because that won’t happen with us and likely, not with anyone else, either.
This worry is so prevalent that it prevents us from talking about our ideas out loud. It makes us stay small, fearful of outside forces taking what is rightfully ours to execute. That word is so important here: execute. It’s the most critical part of any business, the ability to make sh*t happen.
Ideas are a dime a dozen, anyone could have a great business idea, but if they fail to get started, then that’s not really a business, now is it? This is a problem YOU might encounter with your idea, too. Execution is 99% of how it comes together; the idea is only a tiny fraction of everything you’re doing. The idea also might change over time as you get more clarity which only happens through action.
Here are 5 reasons why we’re not going to steal your idea and why no one else will, either:
Ideas are cheap and easy to come by. They aren’t worth anything until you prove it with execution and implementation. It’s expensive and hard to start a business. It’s not for the faint of heart, and many people just don’t have what it takes to get something off the ground.
As designers and creative individuals, we already have more ideas of our own than we can even begin to execute. No, seriously.
No one cares about your idea like you do. That ‘eureka’ moment is missing from the equation. This is a massive part of what lights your company up. Nobody else will have a why quite like yours, and that will make all the difference when you bring your brand to life.
Nobody is going to stop doing what they’re already doing for your idea. They aren’t going to change course because of a 15 or 20-minute conversation. It’s just not going to happen.
We have a strong sense of integrity in everything we do at KRSTN NDRSN. We love working with startups and would never do anything to jeopardize relationships with our existing clients and future clients.
All that being said…
Sharing your idea is crucial to its growth. You need to water it like a flower to grow bigger and take on a new shape. Feedback and collaboration are vital to the process of making something new and magical. Most people are quick to point out flaws and gaps in your idea, which is incredibly helpful.
Stop being worried about someone stealing your ideas and start sharing and executing them instead. No one can take away your ability to create it better than anyone else.
If you need someone to bounce your idea off of, please schedule a 1-on-1 with Kristen. She will poke holes in your vision and offer opportunities you haven't even considered yet.