Here's a few community guidelines to keep in mind while interacting on SCIP.
We ask that all users (experts and entrepreneurs) read and follow these guidelines to ensure that their account isn't in risk of being suspended or removed:
Come with an open mind.
Open minds are strongly encouraged. There's no use allowing the conversation to turn abrasive. It'll get you nowhere. If things start going off the tracks, it's sometimes best to wrap it up and move on.
Being on time
Being on time shows respect and eagerness to meet the other person, which always sets things off on the right foot.
This is a community. You're here to give or receive quality advice so that better decisions can be made in business, not to sell or be sold to. That being said, if, in the conversation, the other person says something like, "Wow, that's interesting - I'd love to be a customer," then it's fair game.
Preparation is key.
5-10 minutes of preparation before the call is highly recommended. Gather your thoughts and questions so you can quickly engage, making the most of the conversation. What do you want to achieve? What do you have to offer? Determining these things beforehand is always time well spent.
We're all friends here.
We don't think anyone should get all lawyered up to have a conversation and that's why they're considered informal and non-binding. Instead, we encourage the Friend-DA approach. Essentially, unless you specifically ask to share someone else’s information with others, then you shouldn't. That also means if someone is telling you about an idea, and you have a business interest in a potential competitor, you should tell them. It's just the right thing to do.
We want you. Not your company.
Some people try and create business accounts on SCIP. That's not how we work. Our members want to know who YOU are, not your company. If you don't feel comfortable disclosing that, then we may not be a good fit. Real people and reputation is the key to making SCIP work.
Our members dig the positive, solution-oriented vibe at SCIP. If you're not happy here or if you step on too many toes and interfere with our warm, fuzzy atmosphere - it may be best to part ways. Your account may be suspended or removed and we'll chalk it up to the stars not aligning while wishing you the best.