I am a manager for a winery, and I am looking to build a business based around wine tourism, including B&Bs and winery tours.
Can I approach board members and investors of my current employer to participate in my new business through investment or providing other support?
Would it be unethical to use contacts I made through the winery to build my business?
Should I resign from my job before I start to develop this business, or is it ethical to do it on the side?
I don't want to burn any bridges, but I also want to strike out on my own.