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How Selling Christmas Cards Door-To-Door Led To Billion-Dollar Tequila And Beauty Empires

How Selling Christmas Cards Door-To-Door Led To Billion-Dollar Tequila And Beauty Empires

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. If you’re wanting to drive up revenue in the coming year — and who isn’t, really? — let the meteoric rise of John Paul Dejoria inspire you. Before the conscious capitalism maverick was a billionaire, he was first an encyclopedia salesman and even a janitor. To help his family with household expenses, he took on selling door-to-door Christmas cards when he was just nine years old. Dejoria’s first big break almost didn’t happen. When he and hair stylist Paul Mitchell co-founded John Paul Mitchell Systems in 1980, the primary investor dropped […]

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