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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

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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
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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: 7.4 x 0.6 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #46,746 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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.

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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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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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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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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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I started detailing in 1995 by someone "showing" me what was the best way to clean cars. I then figured I was a professional. Since that time, I have trained at various places, including Renny's course- author of this book. Last week I picked up 3 books and gave 2 as gifts to local detailers, my own competition!
A week later, one of those detailers told me that when he started, he went to the book store and bought 2-3 books on detailing. "There's no comparison," he told me. "The other books are useless compared to Renny's. His book is very honest and full of real-life experiences. There is no easy way to get rich in this business, but Renny does a great job of setting out all the "details" on what is necessary (technical and business), to be successful."
I am almost done reading the book. It flows nicely from one subject to the next. The "What would you have differently" sections are really cool. Industry experts share what they would have done differently if they could go back in time- these are all VERY successful people so read carefully and listen to what they say.
I too, have about 3 other detailing books. Most of them just label things, but Renny's voice is in this book- it talks with you, not "at" you. You will not be disappointed.
Robert
Santa Barbara Auto Detailing
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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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I am college student who wants to start a detailing business to help pay my books and tuition and as a stepping stone into a bigger business and decided to go with Renny. I heard from him from Autogeek.net and from Mike Phillips (also recommend him and his book). I have limited detailed experience. Before I found about Renny and Mike I was learning here and there from neighborhood detailers and car washes. Some of them were good detailers but really lacked the business part of it. Other just plain sucked I mean the guys at the car washes did not even know the difference between a cleaner wax and a wax. Yeah that bad. Anyways, after reading Renny's book it amazed me how much quality information it has. From marketing, sales, detailing, laws, and equipment, and a little more. There are some parts that I think he should of gone more into detail or expanded more and provided some links. However, he exposes everything a person needs in order to become successful. Overall, it is a real good book and tells a reader to always do quality work. I was really impressed with his book that I want to learn about steaming cleaning and train with him. I like how he teaches you about having a good, simple menu and touches other bits and pieces about life and about finding mentors.

The pros: I would say the quality of the material and I got the Kindle edition for like $10. The price helps a college student.

The cons: There should be a part 2 to this because it is really good.

Some more tips do not make the same mistakes that I did when I starting detailing for practice. Learn from someone because I spent about $500 in equipment and supplies that I do not really need. Also learn from the junkman2000 in youtube its free and he is pretty chill.
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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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