Sometimes meeting requests are awkward. I had, let’s call it company, calling last week and inquiring on eSports investment possibilities. Someone there must have heard about “eSports” and while it sounded interesting in the first glimpse, during the call I got the impression that they have no clue on what they are talking about and they just called to get information for free. While I do not mind to have nice talks with people in order to eventually get a business opportunity I really hate if somebody does not want to value work done and experience gathered.
After about 30 minutes on the skype call, I slightly mentioned that we might need to find an agreement on how I could get paid or what my advantage is from giving them all the information. Suddenly the call ended very quickly and I guess I should happy about it. Additionally, I am not sure if I should have helped them getting into contact with other people if they have an attitude of not being fair in business terms. With the recent growth of awareness of eSports and Gaming, everybody should be really careful to not trust the wrong people, just because he or she are mentioning big amounts of money.
Agreements should always be fair for both side, else it will be unlikely to be sustainable business relationship.