Should I share trade secrets with a work rival?

My employer, a web development firm, rents out office space to a self-employed graphic/web designer. I do most of the designing for my company; sometimes we contract out to her for design work. She has shared with me a couple of links to design resources (color ideas, etc.), which I appreciate. But one day she asked where I get my web design inspiration. I said I would send her some links but didn't, because the fact is, she's our competition as well. Her web skills need improvement (I think she knows that), and I don't want her to take business from us in the long run. It doesn't help that she used to brag about her talents, an attitude I don't appreciate. If she's so good, she should be resourceful enough to find her own inspiration. Should I be friendlier about this and send her the links?

Asked By: Miuyin - 7/14/2007
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