My brainchild turns six
Today six years ago, there was a 20-year-old boy, kind of naïve, sitting in an Internet café and calling up a close friend who was studying in UK. The boy asked his friend for suggestions on some brands and domain names, which would be used for his upcoming web design studio. Some people told him that he was crazy. Indeed, he was! The boy was very hungry but so excited. He felt his blood flowing and burning in his vein. He was about to launch a rocket.
That boy was me and Frexy, a little startup I made on that day turns 6 today. The past six years with Frexy filled me up with hard work and passion. It also was so much fun. It was and is being a great lifetime experience for me. It changed my life forever. Now, six years later, I’m sitting on my comfort chair in an office based in sunny Saigon, Vietnam, working with clients and partners around the world. Frexy has grown from a soloist into a small studio of five awesome creative guys. The business has undergone and exploded in the way I never thought about before. During the past six years, I had chances to work with many awesome people and businesses. We have yet to grow much in terms of scope, but our portfolio and quality of work expand and develop greatly each day.
Before that, I never had no idea how to run a business; I had “nearly zero” clients; there’s no bank account at all, and I even couldn’t afford my own Internet connection. I didn’t have an office; my workspace was a 9m2 room that I shared with other guys, and it’s also the place where I ate and slept. I didn’t have what people consider as a business owner in common sense; but I did have two things: 1. The passion of doing what I really love, and 2.The firm belief in starting something that I had pursued with empty hands.
Frexy has been successful thanks to the fact that it not only helps me to save money for the rainy day, but it enables me to build up a career that I didn’t imagine about before, even in my dream.
I want to take this opportunity to express my deepest thanks to all of my friends, my partners, my clients, my colleagues and especially, my talented brother/business partner Vu Tran and my gorgeous girlfriend Truc Nha. Without them, Frexy couldn’t be what it is today. Cheers with me!