My family's candle company is looking for a few things, only I have no idea where to start searching -
1) Distributors - As a manufacturer, we'd rather get orders for hundreds or thousands of units - not one or two direct from consumers. Where can we search for distributors who might be willing to distribute our product?
2) Manufacturers - If we're going to fill distributor orders, we need to start buying our supplies factory direct and not through a distributor. Where can I look for manufacturers who might have the product I need?
I would start with a google search, then trade magazines if you have them. Maybe other candle makers that may or may not be you competition. Try to find a candle makers message board.
No matter the industry, 9 times out of 10 any or all of the above apply.