Only way to go is up...
- 26 Dec 2017
"It’s a great joy to service teenagers when they come along with their parents. Quite a few insist on duplicate and triplicate frames either for novelty or as a spare. I always give them a special discount...and make sure they leave my shop happy. As a Marwari, a happy family is the most important thing.
When I started this shop of mine, I thought I made it in life. Until then, I used to work as a delivery agent across Hyderabad and its outskirts. Wholesaling in spectacle goods was relatively new, my shop was the first in this area, and my order book was growing every day. But one day, my partner vanished with all the money and I was left stranded. Both professionally and personally, it was the most difficult time. My wife gave me a lot of support and gradually, I pulled back myself into the reckoning.
Today, my business is good and I have two branches that cater to urban and rural customers. I even ship spectacles to overseas customers. As they say, when you hit rock bottom, the only way to go is up."