So I created a website in the same field as my previous employer. I wen't public on linkedin hoping my contacts would help send business new my way. Now however, i feel i have made a mistake as they can copy all my ideas & being big, do them on a much larger scale. They have alreday taken many on my ideas. Many people told me to take 'action' and 'go public' but you really have to think these things through. Don't think there is much I can do now about it unless anyone has any ideas? Anyway it's worth thinking about before going public. Maria.