I posted a topic like this in off-topic a few weeks ago, but got little response. Things do tend to dissapear quickly in there... Don't know why I didn't think to do it in here instead. Anyways, I'm looking for help on starting a detailing business here in town. Washing, polishing, waxing, interior, etc... I travel to customers and do the work at their home. BTW, I'm a high school student, so I figured self-employment would be a better route than continuing the serving job I've had for over a year now (sick of it, too many schedule conflicts with school, etc). Some students here do lawns, and I'm the first to think of doing detailing. So proud of myself, heh.. As I think Scottwax is the only detailer on here with a business, I'm sure most of these questions will apply to him. What do you guys recommend for marketing? Flyers, door to door, going to office parks, etc? How did you build up your customer base? Basically, gimme suggestions and any other advice on getting business and promoting. Any help appreciated! So far, I've put out close to 350 flyers in two neighborhoods, with a few responses, but not enough to justify the cost of 350 flyers.. I'm sure there's 50 questions more I could ask that I just don't know about -- feel free to offer those, too. Thanks alot for the help!