Today, Eric Spofford is recognized as a highly successful serial entrepreneur, public speaker, real estate mogul, and entrepreneurial coach. However, his journey to success was an unthinkable conquest. Eric Spofford grew up in the small town of Salem, New Hampshire. Eric Spofford was consistently getting into trouble and running with the wrong crowd in his youth. In the 10th grade, Eric Spofford dropped out of high school as he was heavily addicted to drugs. At age 22, Eric Spofford had hit rock bottom. He had been an addict for seven years and knew he needed to make a drastic change if he were to survive.
Thankfully, Eric Spofford found recovery and had a burning desire to do something great with his life. He wasn’t sure the “how” to his “what” quite yet, but he knew that he wanted to turn his pain into a purpose. Eric Spofford decided to create an addiction treatment business, to help those struggling like he once had. Over the course of 13 years, Eric Spofford scaled his addiction treatment business into one of the largest on the east coast. He scaled the business through self-education, determination, and grit. He worked 12 – 16 hour days, every day of the week. This hard work led to Eric Spofford being named Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2018 by the Small Business Administration.
Recently, Eric Spofford made the decision to sell his addiction treatment business to a private equity-backed strategic buyer. Now, Eric Spofford is focusing on his entrepreneurial investment firm, Spofford Enterprises, which has offices in Salem, New Hampshire and Miami, Florida. Spofford Enterprises specializes in real estate, venture capital, and entrepreneurial coaching. They currently manage a mid 9 figure mixed portfolio of multi-family and commercial properties.
Eric Spofford has grown a large following on social media over the past couple of years, with just shy of 200,000 followers on Instagram. He was able to amass such a large following by providing unapologetically authentic advice to entrepreneurs and business owners, on how to scale their businesses and become the best version of themselves. Eric Spofford wants his followers to know “That success is the tip of the iceberg built on a mountain of failure. Success is impossible without failure. You must be willing to embrace failure and use it as a tool for personal development.”
Eric Spofford is living proof that your past does not define your future. His journey to success and his ability to navigate adversity is what makes him an inspiration to so many.
In the years ahead, Eric Spofford plans on continuing to scale Spofford Enterprises, which recently launched a yacht chartering business called ‘Bonus Round Charters’. If you want to learn more from Eric Spofford, be sure to check out his Instagram and EricSpofford.com.