How to Find the Right Manufacturer for Your Business

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Anyone who started off a business a few decades ago knows how difficult it used to be to find the right manufacturers or suppliers for your products due to the lack of information out there. With the growth of technology and the interconnectedness it leads to, there is now a wealth of information out there to help businesses find what they need.

If you’re looking for manufacturing companies in Ontario or anywhere in Canada, you need to be prepared to have your homework done too, such as: designing your product, building a prototype to shake out all the kinks and prove your product works as designed and protecting your idea by getting it patented.

You’ve done it all? Great. Now let’s help you find a Canadian manufacturer’s directory.

Resources to Find the Right Manufacturer

Local Libraries

If you’re looking for a domestic manufacturer, chances are you might find some more information at your local libraries. Many libraries pay monthly subscription fees for online business and manufacturer directories that you normally wouldn’t have access to, or you’d have to pay for. We would, however, recommend checking with the library first before you proceed with the next steps.

Business Referrals

Your best connections can be within the industry itself. If you’ve networked well with fellow business owners within the industry, you can ask for professional recommendations for any connections they might have. You can also use social networks like LinkedIn and Facebook to join groups or connect with the right people that could take you one step closer to finding the right manufacturer.


Everyone’s best friend – Google. We’re so accustomed to resort to Google for anything and everything so why should your search for a manufacturer be any different? But one must be cautious while researching options on Google as you may find irrelevant data as opposed to relevant data.


The most reliable resource out of all. Whether you’re looking for manufacturing companies in Toronto or anywhere else in Canada, the directory you choose to purchase should have all the information necessary. Our recommendation would be to find an easy-to-use online directory that helps you save time, money and resources in the short and long term.

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Scott’s Directories is one of the best Canadian manufacturer’s directory. We aim to provide our customers with 100% accurate information. We also offer the most details of any manufacturers’ directory in Canada. Our list of manufacturing companies in Canada has over 580,000 B2B company profiles with over 1.2 million key contacts enabling you to quickly determine high potential prospects.

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