I have a business idea that is nothing incredible, but it is original and apparently nobody is doing it. My plan is to bring it to life and make it my business. The idea is to make use of a specific property of certain organizations, and leverage that property to make money. In order to do that, I have to appraoch the organizations and get them to agree to let me do it (in effect, becoming a middle man). What's to keep an organization from saying "great idea, but we don't need you to be a middleman....we'll do it ourselves or hire somebody for less"?
Once other companies in my industry get wind of the idea, they could easily move in on it. Is my idea a trade secret and is there anything I can do to keep away the vultures while I get my act together?
Thanks for reading.