Being busy with a structured schedule tends to make me more productive. My set schedule gets me up in the morning for my work and classes and allow me the time to pursue my interests, study, and perform well at school.

 

Benjamin Bosco was born on April 11, 1997 in Glastonbury, Connecticut. His father is a doctor and his mother a nurse. He is the youngest of three boys and attended East Catholic High School where he was an honor student and an accomplished athlete. He is currently studying at the University of Connecticut, Storrs Campus in the school of business where he is majoring in Management Information systems with a 3.75 grade point average.

While at UCONN, Benjamin Bosco has been an active member of a campus fraternity, treasurer of the club tennis team, and a disc jockey for the campus radio station with a weekly radio show. Among Benjamin’s ongoing projects is working with the university‘s on-campus educational support department where he assists professors with educational websites for their classes. He is the recipient of the New England Scholar Award. Benjamin is currently interviewing for summer internships that will support his major and plans on a graduate degree in management information systems. His goals are to work with businesses to improve management and technology strategies. Benjamin Bosco’s first choice would be to find employment in the western part of the country, where he feels most at home.

Where did the idea for Bosco BizTech come from?

Well I’ve always been interested in technology, ever since I was a kid. I was constantly getting asked by friends and family to help them with their tech issues. I sort of became known as a tech problem-solving guy and decided that I should start a business that aims to help others with their technology needs outside of my friends and family. Now, my business primarily focuses on business technology.

What does your typical day look like and how do you make it productive?

My daily schedule varies from day to day. Some days I start classes early and go to work after. Other days, I start with my campus job for two to three hours before attending class. Many days, if weather permits, we have tennis practice. On Tuesdays, I have my radio show for the campus radio station. When I have a free afternoon, I liked to go for a run or go to the gym. I have my laptop and books with me and usually will have dinner and then attend the library to do my schoolwork. I find the radio station, my business, and my tennis practices help keep me on a schedule with classes and schoolwork.

How do you bring ideas to life?

When I have a thought or idea, my first inclination is to go on the web to research the idea and find more information. Once I have more information, I will many times discuss the idea with friends or family for their input. I will tend to act on my ideas fairly quickly and am not considered a procrastinator.

What’s one trend that excites you?

New technology excites me. I am a music enthusiast and I commonly utilize the newest music applications for my personal music collections and to prepare my setlists for my radio program. The accessibility of all music files, audio and video, has allowed me to pursue my musical interests in ways never before possible.

What is one habit of yours that makes you more productive as an entrepreneur?

Being busy with a structured schedule tends to make me more productive. My set schedule gets me up in the morning for my work and classes and allow me the time to pursue my interests, study, and perform well at school.

What advice would you give your younger self?

My advice for my younger self would be to study hard, do as well as possible in school, and become involved in all the activities that suit my interests. I would advise my younger self to be a good person, help others, and to become as well-rounded as possible to attain the skills necessary for success and happiness.

Tell us something that’s true that almost nobody agrees with you on?

Improvisational music is the best form of music. Bands that play long musical jams are my favorite. Most people will say they enjoy pop, dance music, or music that’s typically found on mainstream radio by popular recording artists.

As an entrepreneur, what is the one thing you do over and over and recommend everyone else do?

Frequent contacts with my regular customers to nurture and cultivate their continued support. This includes networking to further enhance my business model.

What is one strategy that has helped you grow your business? Please explain how.

Marketing with the use of modern technology, especially social media, is of primary importance in growing my business.

What is one failure you had as an entrepreneur, and how did you overcome it?

I was recommended by one of my business professors to join a three-student group to be a part of a business research project and presentation for a major company. The project involved devising an application that would attract younger people to insurance products. There were several colleges involved in this competition and the winning team is selected for a prestigious internship. After a considerable amount of work, one of the students in the group decided to withdraw the original idea to use for another project two days prior to the scheduled presentation. We did come up with a second idea for an application, which was not as good as the original idea. The presentation therefore suffered and we came in third in the competition. Although disappointed in the outcome, I still believed this to be a valuable experience and was able to learn from the adversity presented to me during this project. I try to utilize this experience in my everyday business life.

What is one business idea that you’re willing to give away to our readers?

There are certain services that are currently a part of everyday life that I believe will become obsolete as the next generation, the millennials, come of age. Examples are the daily newspaper, magazines, banking and investment services, cable TV and radio programs. Applications for “smart” devices that directly market to millennials that provide platforms allowing for easy access and usability will be in high demand. This technology, along with a well thought out business plan for profitability, would have the potential to be a very successful venture.

What is the best $100 you recently spent? What and why?

I purchased a ticket for a weekend music festival in Burlington, VT, last summer called the Friendly Gathering. This provided entertainment with a wide variety of musical acts along with arts and crafts, foods, and craft beverages. A full-service camping sight was on the grounds of the festival. Hiking trails and a river for fishing, swimming and rafting were close in proximity. We ate our dinners around a campfire under the clear, star filled Vermont night sky. I met so many nice people around my age to share the experience with and soon found out why it was referred to as the Friendly Gathering. This was my first music festival and I hope to return next summer.

What is one piece of software or a web service that helps you be productive? How do you use it?

A web service that I have found very helpful to help keep on task and be productive is the To Do List feature on Google chrome. I am able to put my weekly tasks on the to do list which includes upcoming exams, projects, term papers, meeting times for my fraternity or other various clubs, and tennis matches. I check this list frequently, which keeps me organized so that my daily tasks are completed in a timely manner.

What is the one book that you recommend our community should read and why?

Can I Say: Living Large, Cheating Death, and Drums, Drums, Drums,” an autobiography by Travis Barker, the drummer for Blink 182. Travis was considered one of the most talented drummers in that genre, creating sounds and rhythms that suited the three-piece ensemble well. The book describes overcoming adversity from his childhood all the way to walking away from a plane crash as the only survivor. He went on to become one of the most successful rock drummers of our time. He is quoted in the book as saying, “You should never be bored, and you can always spend time working on yourself”.

What is your favorite quote?

A favorite quote of mine is written by Trey Anastasio of the rock band Phish. Phish is now a legendary improvisational band from Vermont. In their song Chalk Dust Torture, Trey writes “Can’t this wait until I’m old, can’t I live while I’m still young ? “

Key Learnings:

● Structure and schedules can be aided with the use of software technology and can be invaluable in increasing daily productivity.
● Technology will continue to grow and become a more important part of our lives.
● Business models will need to adapt and integrate technology, especially how it relates to the millenniums.

Connect:

Benjamin Bosco on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/benbosco/