Companies in the initial phases of product development (either pre-revenue or less than $500,000 in gross revenue) still need Guidance. Many face the same legal concerns (see Protect Yourself and Protect Your Idea) and Funding concerns, as early-stage companies.

Additional hurdles include seeking out Pitch and Demo Opportunities, improving offerings through Product Development and Innovation, bringing products/services to market with improved Production and Manufacturing, and growing operations through expanded Workspace, Growing Your Team, Operational Help and Public Resources.