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Small Business Survival Story: A Hairdresser's Ordeal

The dream of Raphael Alvarez was to open a salon. His timing, it seemed, could hardly have been worse: Finding a loan was impossible, and his original location was snatched away. But Alvarez still managed to start his small business, without help from a big financial institution, in this desperate economy. Here's how he did it.

Paul Mitchell CEO Talks Philanthropy, Animal Testing, More

In a one-on-one interview with DailyFinance, Paul Mitchell CEO John Paul DeJoria discusses the hair-care industry, his philanthropy efforts and why the company won't go public. "If Paul Mitchell went open market, I'd double my business overnight. But I always said that if we were lucky enough to make it, we'll be the only ones that never sold you out."