Nguyen Ha Linh began her startup with the idea of opening an IELTS preparation class when she was a college freshman. After eight years of operation, IBEST currently has three facilities, with the monthly average of 200 new student’s enrollment.
Having idea of a cafe since she was a student, with the profit from the English center, Linh purchased a brand and tried the first franchise model in 2013 with Cong Coffee. The first coffee shop at Van Phuc is the franchise model that cooperated with a German partner. The profit from the first coffee shop is used to reinvest for the next Cong Coffee Shop. Linh currently co-owned and managed 5 coffee shops of Cong, with the amount of her own investment to all is up to nearly 3 billion VND. With the expereince of managing and operating the Cong Coffee chain, in 2014, with three other partners, Linh has opened a restaurant chain called Koh Samui Hut to specialize in Thai’s snacks with an average price of 25 thousand – 85 thousand VND. In Koh Samui, Linh is the co-founder and chief executive of strategy and business development. In Koh Samui systems, Linh and founding board own 2 out of 5 stores with a total private investment for these 2 stores is almost VND 3 billion. Shop has around 200-250 passengers each day.