I am an entrepreneur who has built my own startups and plan to make more in future. But I am about to take on some freelance consultancy work for other startups and I need to be prepared for when I’m asked to sign an NDA.
My view is that there is a danger it will preclude me from working for other clients in the same sector or with similar ideas, or from setting up something similar myself in future.
Of course I treat everything I do in a freelance role confidentially and so some kind of confidentiality agreement makes sense. But NDA documents are very restrictive and have the chance to stop you ever thinking about a particular idea again.
What do other entrepreneur/freelancers do in these situations?