There are lots of helpful resources to be found online just by searching Google. Before you select a manufacturer, it’s important to determine what type of supplier you’re looking for. Do you want a manufacturer to produce your own product idea or a supplier, who may also be a manufacturer, wholesaler or distributor. Another classic question when looking for manufacturers is the domestic versus overseas question, so be sure to do your research on the pros and cons here. Some of the best sources can be free online supplier directories. These directories can contain profiles for hundreds or thousands of manufacturers, wholesalers and suppliers.