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Product Details

  • Series: Home-Based Business Series
  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Globe Pequot Press; First Edition edition (August 7, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0762778768
  • ISBN-13: 978-0762778768
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 7.4 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #146,195 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Go pro or go home. Renny Doyle teaches unique professional strategies for a successful & sustainable detailing business."
–Jason Rose, Meguiar's, Inc, Global Technical Services & Training Manager: Professional Products Division

Renny’s book should be your guide to successful solutions for everything detailing related. – Bob Eichelberg, President, Flex Polishers

Renny’s book should be the first thing you purchase, not a can of car wax.–Mike Phillips, Director of Training, Autogeek.net

From the Back Cover

Whether you plan to go it alone or build a team, this book takes you through all phases of setting up and running a thriving home-based car detailing business, from estimating start-up costs to opening your doors. This book includes profiles of professional detailers and business professionals who share valuable insight on owning a business. Learn all about equipping your business, exploring web-based and traditional marketing methods, establishing a solid sales system, and expanding your own home-based car detailing business.
 
Look for useful charts and worksheets throughout the book, including:
 
Vehicle Evaluation Form
Sales Forecasts and Cash Flow Projections
Sample Estimate Worksheet
Sample Bid and Invoice
Client Check-In Form

More About the Author

Renny Doyle is Detailer of Air Force One and a master level detailer not only within the automotive detailing industry but also within the exclusive private/corporate jet industry and has worked on some of the finest and rarest automobiles and aircraft in the world.

Renny has offered his detailing services worldwide for over twenty-five years to a wide range or collectors, business leaders and celebrities alike.


Eleven-years ago after numerous request from others who wished to learn detailing at a proven level that delivered higher then average results and profits, Renny started to train, mentor and coach both novice and professionals within the art of professional auto detailing. Since then, Renny has trained people from across the globe and shares with YOU over thirty years of detailing experience.

Customer Reviews

The book is excellent and very easy to understand.
ramdallas
This is a must read for anyone that is thinking of starting up their own detailing business.
Erik M.
The "What would you have differently" sections are really cool.
Susan Regan

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By dvc61 on August 10, 2012
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This book is a must have if you want to start your own car detailing business. Why waste your time trying to figure out all the details when Mr Doyle obviously has already "been there..done that". Easy to read, well laid out and to the point. If you can follow through with his suggestions, and you really are a hard worker, your business will succeed!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Steve on September 5, 2012
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This is the best book I ever read! I don`t read much but I`m thinking about reading it again just in case I missed something! I`m starting a detailing business and this book answered ever single question I had plus gave me a lot of new idea`s. (5 star book all the way)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By James Paulette on January 18, 2014
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For the most part, I really enjoyed reading this book. Renny does an excellent job of giving you plenty of tools for self-assessment, writing a business plan, understanding your competition, and being realistic and honest with yourself when starting your own detailing business. He provides a great deal of context and information regarding what he went through when he was starting out, and I really liked the tone and writing style of the book.

That being said, I docked it a star because of the shameless self-promotion for his own business and detailing schools. I also felt that the book could have been a little bit better organized, but the content is still very solid and useful for any new detailer. $10 well spent!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Tommy K on February 15, 2013
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Lots of examples. Very organized chapters. Pretty good read. I enjoyed it. Thank you very much. Good intro to a potential business opportunity or hobby.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By BLSQR on August 13, 2012
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If you are even just thinking of starting an auto detailing business, you HAVE to have this book! This book is well written in everyday language, and easy to follow and understand. There is so much useful information, if you only take a small portion of his advice, you are sure to be a success in the industry!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ievalu8shipntime on April 12, 2013
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I have been detailing cars for awhile and that has been great, unfortunately I needed more support as far as how to go about running a business and this book has helped me a lot understanding key elements in proper marketing, pricing and presentation.

This is a must have book if you are in the auto detailing industry.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By detailsidney on October 29, 2012
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very well written and insightful. if you have already started a detailing business or thinking about starting one, this is a definite must read. gives everything insightful of what you need and how to prepare for it.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By kb on August 16, 2013
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I totally recommend spending the little bit of money on this book before spending thousands on equipment and advertising....... Like I did.
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