Don't Talk To Corp Dev

Corporate Development people have no other ambition than to discuss the buyout of your company.

Beyond the flattery and hopes generated by a meeting with the Corp Dev of a large company, founders should simply ask themselves the question: "Do we want to sell now?"

If the answer is no, they simply have to decline. It is useless to enter into discussions with professionals whose performance is measured on their ability to buy you for the lowest possible price.