Originally Posted by ottos
No experience here, but you are asking the people that you are planning to compete against to give you their hard won knowledge.
You may need some other approach.....
I have been part of or on the board of a number of trade organizations, and always it was better to share information on operations, marketing and other issues. Some of these have been pretty competitive (car sales as example), and yet dealers would share stats, and deal with common issues such as the regulatory framework.