The book that started it all! The original pooper-scooper business startup manual, in a new, updated 21st Century e-book edition. It was February of 1988 when Matthew Osborn first started his dog waste cleanup service. With almost no money, he was holding down two jobs to support a wife, a 3-year old daughter, and a baby on the way. Some people called him crazy, others called him an "ideas man." Over ten years he built the business from a mere idea into a successful enterprise serving hundreds of clients each week. He hired several employees to drive a fleet of pickup trucks, cleaning up and disposing of tons of dog waste. People began hearing about it far from Ohio and Osborn was receiving calls from people across the country, asking him how to get into the business for themselves. To meet the demand for these requests, the self-styled “entremanure” began writing a how-to manual.
In 1998 Osborn sold the scooping service and self-published his book, “The Professional Pooper-Scooper: How to Start Your Own Low-Cost, High-Profit Dog Waste Removal Service.” A year later he was dubbed “America’s doo-doo guru” and was mentioned on the front page of the Los Angeles Times, interviewed over the phone by the BBC in London, and was the subject of a story in a German newspaper, as well as many other newspapers and radio shows. In 2001 Scott Simon, host of NPR’s Weekend Edition, compared him (even if slightly tongue-in-cheek) to Thomas Edison and called him “… a visionary, a magnate… a prophet -- at least he succeeded in turning a profit in the pet waste removal business.”
Now this book has been newly revised and updated in electronic book form for instant download for today's entrepreneurs.
Here's what a few readers have written...
"...exceptionally detailed, colorfully written, point-by-point, A-Z 'everything you always wanted to know but were afraid to ask' manual that leaves nothing to guess at...Bravo, Mathew! I could not be happier or more confident that this business will succeed now that i have your book to tell me exactly how to make it happen!"
David Hopkins, Doody Calls, Lompoc, CA
"WOW what a wealth of info... this book is really worth the money ... get the manual.... it's fantabulous.... great info and important advice .."
Hedy Nobil; P.A.W.S. Professional Animal Waste Services; Clearwater, Florida
" Matthew, I received your manual and I love it. I couldn't put it down. You are really into this!! I think it is great that you offered all these suggestions to all the up and coming new scoopers out there like myself. Most business people don't trade secrets. Anyway, I'm on a roll with my business and I hope I am as successful as you and some of the other scoopers. Thanks!"
Patricia L. Wilder, Proprietor, PooP b Gone Canine Waste Cleanup Service, Mason, Ohio