Product line expansion

A well-executed product line expansion can open up new revenue streams, attract a broader customer base and strengthen a company’s market position. However, this strategic move also comes with its fair share of risks and challenges.

The below resources provides a comprehensive overview of the key considerations and best practices for founders looking to expand their product offerings effectively.


  1. Crossing the Chasm: Marketing and Selling High-Tech Products to Mainstream Customers by Geoffrey A. Moore – Crossing the Chasm has become the bible for bringing cutting-edge products to progressively larger markets.
  2. Blue Ocean Strategy: How To Create Uncontested Market Space And Make The Competition Irrelevant by W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne – Blue Ocean Strategy presents a systematic approach to making the competition irrelevant and outlines principles and tools any company can use to create and capture their own ‘blue oceans’.
  3. The Lean Product Playbook: How to Innovate with Minimum Viable Products and Rapid Customer by Dan Olsen – This book describes the Lean Product Process: a repeatable, easy-to-follow methodology for iterating your way to product-market fit.


  1. Expanding Your Company’s Product Or Service Line? 14 Key Factors To Consider by Forbes – To help businesses introduce changes in a sustainable way, 14 Forbes Business Council members each offer insights into what leaders should consider to determine whether the company should expand its product or service line.
  2. The 9 Essential Steps to Expanding Your Product Line and Scaling Your Business by Entrepreneur – These are the nine essential steps you must follow when considering developing a product line.
  3. Common Pitfalls To Avoid When Expanding Your Product Line by Forbes – Expanding beyond your initial product offering is a huge moment for any company, but can also be extremely difficult. This article details what you should bear in mind.
  4. 15 Tips For Building A Product Expansion Strategy by Forbes – 15 members of Forbes Business Council explore some of the critical things entrepreneurs ought to pay attention to during their product expansion strategy planning.


  1. The 2024 State of Product Management Report by ProductPlan – ProductPlan’s report is a data-backed exploration of how product professionals make smarter decisions and deliver on product vision and strategy.


  1. The Product Podcast by Product School – Hosted by Product School Founder & CEO, this podcast explores everything from breaking into the industry and setting career goals, to collaborating with diverse teams and knowing when to pivot.
  2. fm by Podglomerate – This podcast breaks down the concepts you need to know, from Product Management and Growth to Sales and Funding. We’ll bring you stories that will inspire and insights that will change the way you think about product and business.
  3. The Product Experience by Mind the Product – The Product Experience features conversations with the product people of the world, focusing on real insights of how to improve your product practice.
  4. Product Hunt Radio by Product Hunt – Tune in every week with Ryan Hoover and Abadesi Osunsade as they’re joined by founders, investors, journalists and makers to discuss the latest in tech.

The resources provided in this article offer insights to founders so they can thoughtfully assess opportunities, mitigate risks and implement a product line expansion that aligns with their business goals and meets evolving customer demands.