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Question added to topic Starting a BusinessNovember 12, 2008

Where can I find manufacturers for my products?

I am looking for manufacturers to make several small items such as lanyards for IDs, retractable key/ID holders and penlights. I am trying to find contact information for manufacturers that may be able to help, and I have no idea where to look.
Manufacturing organizations are the best places to look. Join or participate in some good manufacturing associations, and look for referrals from people in those groups.

In the meantime, Google is a great place to start looking for companies. I just did a Google search on "manufacturer of lanyards" and received 3,450 hits on that one product alone.
Ivan Misner is founder and chairman of BNI, a professional business networking organization headquartered in Upland, Calif. He is co-author, with Hazel Walker and Frank De Raffele, of Business Networking and Sex: Not What You Think (Entrepreneur Press, 2012).

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