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Make Me a Match

Need a manufacturer that understands you and your business? Research is key.

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This story appears in the March 2008 issue of Start Up.

You've got a great product idea. Now, how do you find a manufacturer? For leads, first go to your 's association, says Joe Rodriguez, senior managing partner of Global Innovation Leadership Inc., a manufacturing consulting company. "Those associations usually have good lists of who does contract manufacturing," he says. "That's a good [way] to find out who's who in a particular industry."

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