Start Your Business: Stories & Strategies

Are you ready to start your own business? Learn new knowledge, skills, and strategies from some of Appleton’s most determined, successful and inspiring business owners. Learning from their experiences will help you embark on your new venture. The second session with Alyssa Jones will be held Thursday, October 22 at 6:30 pm via Zoom.
This program is part of Appleton Public Library’s Small Business – Big Impact, which supports business startup and retention efforts for people of color and immigrants. Small Business – Big Impact is supported by a grant from Libraries Build Business, funded by

Speaker Spotlight: Alyssa Jones

At the age of fourteen, Alyssa Jone’s father, Thieu Nguyen, fled the Vietnam War and immigrated from Saigon to America in 1976. He became a master goldsmith and inventor of a jeweler’s bench tool, sold through many major jewelry retailers – so growing up, Alyssa spent a lot of time around jewelry. For as long as she can remember, all she ever wanted to do with her life is create, so it only seems natural that jewelry design would be an art she would pursue. At the age of 20, after working as a freelance designer, she decided to create a brand of her own. She is the owner of Alyssa and Anna Fine Jewelry. The shop specializes in custom designs, appraisals and expert jewelry repair.