Your business is like a three legged stool. You need all the legs to be firmly in place without the possibility of falling off the stool. The other important part is that the legs needs to be the same length otherwise trying to sit on the stool becomes difficult.
These three legs are Growing, Processing and Marketing. Without anyone of these, you do not have a business – you are merely a small cog inside someone else’s business. This puts you in a very vulnerable and sometimes financially dangerous position.