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Eric Baird

Entrepreneur, Investor, and Philanthropist

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Eric Baird founded MyUS.com - then known as Access USA - in Sarasota Florida in the late 90s. The company started as a mail forwarding operation and grew into a company that specialized in shipping American products to customers all over the world. Baird credits his successful inaugural entrepreneurship to his mother, who was herself an innovator and business owner. Access USA began as an idea mentioned in passing during dinner between the two.

As the idea grew, Eric Baird realized that it was time to make it a reality. So with a $30,000 loan and free advertising space in Shop the World by Mail - his mother’s catalog - he was able to establish his company in a 700 square-foot office off of U.S. 41. Over the next 15 years, Eric Baird grew MyUS.com into a global operation with over 400,000 satisfied customers worldwide. His innovation and insight earned him the Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2009 - an honor bestowed by the Review.

Then, in July of 2012, on his 43rd birthday, Eric Baird sold MyUS.com. At the time of his departure, the company was valued at $200 million. Baird took his shrewd business acumen and global connections and started a new venture - Baird Inc.

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Eric Baird
February 2, 2021

Is it Time to Grow? Eric Baird Looks at Ways to Know Your Business Is Ready for the Next Step

Local real estate investor and businessman extraordinaire Baird is sharing his talents for business owners who are looking at expanding their operations. As an entrepreneur who has started and sold multiple businesses, Baird shares with the masses his formula for determining whether a business is ready to move to the next step. Baird is no […]

5 Things You Must Know About Baird Inc.
January 27, 2021

5 Things You Must Know About Baird Inc.

It is said that small businesses are the backbone of the American economy. Yet, for the sector that supposedly helps carry the country, it seems as if small businesses always have it rough — from securing financing as a startup to sustaining their commerce.  Securing a loan from banks has always been a struggle for small and/or starting […]

Eric Baird Celebrates the Purchase of the Historic Kress Building
January 26, 2021

Eric Baird Celebrates the Purchase of the Historic Kress Building

Real estate investor Eric Baird celebrates his purchase of Sarasota’s historic Kress Building as he plans its retail revitalization. Selling last year for $5.8 million, downtown Sarasota’s Kress Building was purchased by local real estate investor Eric Baird. Celebrating his acquisition of the iconic site, Baird has gone on to reveal plans to bring in a […]

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