It’s Monday again and time for developingeyes’ Entrepreneur of the week. Every Monday I post the story of a young entrepreneur as motivation and inspiration for myself and my readers. Last week the Entrepreneur of the week was Ashley Qualls of WhateverLife.com. This week’s Entrepreneur is Benjamin Sann of BestParking.com
Benjamin Sann is 19 years old and is already and entrepreneur with budding success. from his excellent domain name you could guess that he tries to offer the best parking for drivers. People who drive in big cities and commute know how hard it is to find good parking. Essentially BestParking.com allows drivers to find parking garages and lots, compare daily rates and also book the parking slots in advance. It currently covers four cities in the United States, namely Boston, Philadelphia, New York City and Washington DC.
Benjamin Sann has partnerships with the garages which allow him to offer the reservation services and rate guarantee services to the users of his web application which is how I think the business makes its money. If you think about it, it’s quite similar to affiliate marketing. He is providing a service which gives the parking companies more sales and for each sale he provides will make some sort of commission.
I think this is an excellent idea, especially with the wide use of google maps (which ofcourse is built into his web application) the site is definitely a useful tool. What do we learn from young Benjamin Sann? Consider something that you find somewhat irritating and wished there was a better way of doing it. If you can actually solve that problem to make it easier to accomplish then you have something to go on because there is no doubt that others want it be easier as well.
Well that’s it. Hope you enjoyed the post. Thanks for reading.