Allen in Florida says:
I’ve been working for Circlepix for about three years. They were a nice company to work for. I'm wondering how VHT buying Circlepix will change things.
Before I started with them, I was doing my own and just not getting enough business. I still have those clients and of course, I make much more money doing the privates. The non-compete clause is troublesome for me. I’m not giving up my privates under any circumstances. I just need/want more clients.
I would recommend that you read the recent PFRE post on the VHT takeover of CirclePix where several people who work for VHT as well as Brian Balduf, the co-founder of VHT commented on the post.
On the subject of non-competes, I just found this great YouTube video explaining what to do before and if you sign a non-compete agreement. My understanding is that non-competes are not enforceable in some states like California but apparently, they are enforceable in Florida.