Mindee Doney & Julie Pickens

Often referred to as The Boogie Moms®, Mindee Doney and Julie Pickens developed saline nose wipes called Boogie Wipes® in 2007 as a solution for their kids’ runny, rough, red noses.  Using their idea, business backgrounds and mompreneur spirit they formed Little Busy Bodies, Inc and generated $1.1 million in Boogie Wipe sales their first year of business.  Little Busy Bodies, Inc will reach $4.2 million in sales for 2009 and the company now offers 11 saline nose wipe products to 40,000 retail stores across the US, Mexico and Canada.  As mom business moguls, Mindee and Julie spend time spreading their entrepreneurial knowledge to other inventors and business owners through speaking engagements and media platforms. They have appeared on The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch, countless morning shows across the country and are the resident Mompreneur experts on Family Matters Radio.  The Boogie Moms have shared their story at the Oregon Inventors Conference, on BlogTalkRadio shows like Classy Mommy, Chatterbox and Entrepreneur People, and were recently recognized in the Top 50 Leading Moms in Business by Start Up Nation. They are a finalist for Oregon Entrepreneur of the Year and will be featured as the key-note speakers for the Moms in Business Unite conference, in September, 2009.

Boogie Wonderland!

Boogie Wonderland!

Before breaking ground with boogies, Julie was a sales manager for wine and beer distributor Gallo and Miller, and she also owned and operated six different franchise locations for Cold Stone Creamery and Wetzel’s Pretzels.  A graduate of University of Oregon, Julie lives in Tigard, Oregon with her husband Dean and their three daughters, McKenna (13), Molly (10), and Gabby (4).  Mindee managed West Coast consumer marketing programs for Procter & Gamble for 5 years, and was also a Community Marketing Manager for McDonald’s Corporation for 3 years.  A graduate of Western Oregon University, Mindee lives in Beaverton, Oregon with her husband John and their three children, Aidan (7), Avree (3), and Austin (6 mo).

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