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A Breadth of Expertise

JPMA members have access to a wide range of expertise including business advisors, medical experts and legal thought leaders.

Legal Resources

JPMA’s general counsel, Rick Locker, Esq., has been active in the juvenile products and toy industries for many years. An invaluable resource to the industry, he represents JPMA’s interests in legislative and regulatory matters and assisting in crisis situations. Rick serves as a trusted resource to JPMA member companies and represents their interests in topics ranging from antitrust to recall support to general business advice. Should an issue arise needing legal guidance, JPMA members may reach out to Rick for a courtesy initial consultation.

For an introduction to Rick, or for additional contact information, please contact JPMA at jpma@jpma.org or 856-380-6806.

Business Resources

Industry veteran and former CEO of The First Years, Ron Sidman, has nearly 40 years of experience in the in the juvenile products industry. Now a mentor and advisor, Ron is passionate about helping budding entrepreneurs and businesses in the space thrive. JPMA members have the exclusive opportunity to consult one-on-one with Ron via Skype or FaceTime. The first session is absolutely free.

 

 

Ron's expertise includes...

  • Managing a juvenile products company
  • Designing and updating your company's business model
  • Strategic planning
  • Finding and retaining the right people
  • Developing new products
  • Sourcing, pricing, and distribution strategies
  • Managing retailer and e-tailer relations
  • Managing consumer relations
  • Maximizing profitability by product and account
  • Designing and managing business processes
  • Executive time management
  • Maintaining life balance
  • Creating your exit strategy

To learn more about Ron and this program, read the FAQs, visit his blog and review the mentor session disclaimer.

Find a Medical Expert or Spokesdoctor

JPMA offers a special benefit for members of the association which provides access to a network of 150+ doctors who are also mothers, otherwise known as Mommy MDs. The Mommy MD Guides offer credibility, expertise, media savvy and passion and have a proven track record of partnering with companies of all sizes to promote their products.

Members of JPMA are afforded a 15% exclusive discount for Mommy MD Guides Spokesdoctors. Mommy MD Guides utilizes its consortium of Spokesdoctors which can be tailored based on specialty, region and ages of children in a unique matching process that identifies similar viewpoints. Those doctors provide the following services to companies:

  • Medical quotes for press releases, blogs, social media, product packaging and other marketing uses
  • Editorial support creating tip sheets, articles, brochures, etc.
  • Medical accuracy content review
  • Product evaluations
  • Potential product endorsements and recommendations
  • Focus groups of Mommy MD’s
  • In person event appearances and media tours

Members of the association are encouraged to contact JPMA at jpma@jpma.org to gain access to this unique benefit.

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