The story behind @bbdesignerjewellers @bizsecretssbs #tenacity #humility #ambition #passion #jewellers #diamonds #gold #newtown #newtownsydney #sydney Vartan said the jewellery he and his brother make are an extension of themselves.
He credits the successful business to maintaining three attitudes: “It’s having tenacity, humility and ambition, and without those elements, a business won’t survive.” Vartan Bakalian trains as a jeweller.“For a small business, I personally believe one of the most important factors is to find your niche and identify your place in the market, especially in retail where you need to make sure you’re displaying something that’s part of who you are.” Finding their niche was something that runs in the blood. “There’s a saying overseas that goes: ‘How the Swiss are to watches, Armenians are to jewellery'," Vartan said. “But at the end of the day, we’re here still to serve, and my customers are always my bosses.” In order to start your own business, he said you have to think big but be willing to start small. “A lot of people don’t start because they are scared to start small, but if you start small, you can always make sure your roots are strong in your soil.”