Benson Watch Co. was founded in 2016 by Barry M. Benson on the principle that “Time Should Be Spent Doing What you love.” Mr. Benson discovered his passion for watches after he received his first watch from his mother when he was seven years old. During the first year in his new career as a consultant, Mr. Benson realized that he wanted to spend the rest of his life doing what he loved: designing watches. He worked hard to turn his passion into a business, raising $10,000 for the initial inventory on Kickstarter. Those watches quickly sold out and Benson Watch Co. received a loan from BCL to purchase additional inventory. “I have been told no so many times that I didn’t believe BCL would approve this loan,” says Mr. Benson. In fact, the company has been so successful that it received a second loan over a year later for additional inventory. Watches and bracelets can be found on Benson Watch’s website, at Macys.com, and at MGM International Resorts.