I say no to the vast majority of the pitches which come my way, however the few "yeses" really stick out.
Whenever its likely, I tell first-time entrepreneurs to bootstrap their own business ideas. If you would like to be a business owner, create something you can sell as quickly as possible and begin selling. That, or find a preexisting product to flip. In any event, there’s nothing that may replace the in-the-trenches connection with escaping . there and selling to the masses.