Mel Alegria

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How This NYC Designer Built A Menswear Brand After Hours

The origin story of insider favorite Aimé Leon Dore.<p>Hustle is ingrained into New York City's identity as deeply as hot dog carts, the Statue of Liberty and pickup basketball. It takes a tireless work ethic combined with cutting edge creativity to conquer the five boroughs. Luckily, Queens-born …

New York City

This woman founded three startups and learned her most valuable trait: being naive

Along the way she learned one really valuable lesson about founding your own company: being naïve is not only OK, it's one of the best qualities in a founder.<p>"Naïveté is a strength because it enables you to say, 'I don't care what people say, I'm going to do it anyway. I'm going to prove them …

Startups

You Don't Need a Fortune to Start a Business, But You Do Need This

<i>What can I do if I can't afford to start a startup? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Evan Asano, founder and CEO of Mediakix.com, @EvanAsano, on Quora:</b><p>You can afford to start a startup, you …

Startups

41 Books to Motivate You to Become Your Best Self

Live Your Startup Dream Without Leaving Your Day Job<p><i>By Patrick J. McGinnis<br>April; Portfolio; $28</i><p>Everyone knows that building a startup means hard work …