Samantha Blount, the queen of “getting stuff done,” is the owner of Blount Creations, a small business where she gets to wear many hats as a virtual business manager, business coach, leadership coach and virtual assistant.
The queen of getting stuff done
A “business empress,” the “greatest thing since the iPhone,” and a “producer of awesome outcomes.”
These are a just a few of the common monikers and superlatives from highly-satisfied clients given to Samantha Blount of Blount Creations: The Queen of Getting Stuff Done.
Samantha is the owner of a small business where she gets to wear many hats as a virtual business manager, business coach, leadership coach and virtual assistant. She possesses a unique skillset that allows her to enter another’s business, assess the internal environment and improve upon it.
For her many talents, she is greatly beloved by her clients because at the end of the day, they can leave the office at 5 p.m.,
know that their administrative and operating matters are well attended, and rest their
heads down easy.
“She is a good listener that can hear what’s behind the scenes. An innovator who can create outside the box and an
entrepreneur that goes above and beyond to help in any way necessary,” quotes a very satisfied client.
When getting to the core of Samantha’s business, she simply describes it as an operation that creates more time for others. Whether the client is in need of more self-care, increasing revenue, streamlining organizational processes or increasing customer retention, she does it all to ensure that her clients can have more time and enjoy a higher quality of life outside of work.
“Most services are virtual, but I can do in person if it’s needed. My core products are coaching and consulting for other business owners, providing leadership coaching to individuals and providing physicians with medical billing services through a separate division.”
Formative years and talent recognition
The skills that have allowed Samantha to successfully step into another’s business environment and make an impact were formed at an early age. Since grade school, Samantha was a focused straight-A student. She sat in the front row, took copious notes and was very successful from the get-go.
She claims it wasn’t because she was naturally the smartest, but because she had the organization skills, efficiency, and self-discipline of someone 3 times her age. Her friends would ask her for organization tips and whether she had realized it or not — her coaching career began. “Even as a kid, everyone came to me for advice and help,” says Samantha.
While she wasn’t paid for her services as a student, a passion for helping others grew and she identified a talent that would later lead the way to career satisfaction and an independent means of livelihood.
“I was the person that everyone knew would put anything aside to help others. Listening and reading/learning were about all I did in school. I connected really easily with people and could get a general understanding of a situation by reading faces and listening to their voice inflections.”
The path to entrepreneurship
Like many other small-business owners, Samantha’s path to entrepreneurship was preceded by a variety of other life and work experiences before arriving at her current destination.
“I had a CNA license at age 15 and managed an Alzheimer’s unit, and I knew that I wanted to help others on wider scale. Early on I had to learn to deal with conflict, recognize what people needed when they couldn’t vocalize it and be efficient without breaking the rules. I’ve taken each of these skills and honed them to provide the best services to my clients as possible.”
After graduating high school, Samantha went to college to major in math and psychology but life circumstances were such that she had to leave school early to take custody of her little sister. Years later, she went on to obtain a medical transaction certification and life coach certification.
Motivated by the will to “help others achieve their wins,” Samantha made the brave decision to take the plunge and become a small business owner in back in 2006. “I decided to create something that was mine, after my first child was born. I knew I was great at helping people.”
The bright future of Blount Creations
At present, Samantha continues to build upon her business by helping her clients be successful and have more time to enjoy their lives outside of work. When asked what the future holds, she expressed a desire to grow her current operations to the point where she can eventually help and inspire people in new meaningful ways.
“I would like to grow enough that I could start a non-profit for domestic violence and abused children. Too many of these groups lack resources and lack the ‘team’ they need to help them build courage, feel beautiful and beat the lingering effects of living in those types of situations. I would also like to write books to spread the wisdom and emotional growth you get from truly being the leader of your life.”
Samantha’s inspiration for up and coming entrepreneurs
WHAT WOULD YOU SAY TO ENCOURAGE SOMEONE WHO DREAMS OF BECOMING AN ENTREPRENEUR?
“Never give up. Just because one plan doesn’t work out, doesn’t mean it is a total loss. The only guarantee you have in life is that you can never fail if you never try.”
WHAT ARE BENEFITS OF WORKING FOR YOURSELF? DISADVANTAGES?
“I get to make the decisions of when, where and how I work. Disadvantages – sometimes its bit louder or busier working at home and you tend to work longer and weirder hours.”
WHAT SUCCESSES/FAILURES HAVE YOU ENCOUNTERED AND LEARNED FROM THAT YOU WOULD SHARE WITH SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS?
“I don’t count or keep track of failures. They may not have worked, but they certainly taught me something and as long as I learned from it, then it wasn’t a loss at all. My successes entail the joy and
profitability that I bring to my customers.”
WHAT TOOLS ALLOW YOU TO BE SUCCESSFUL ON THE JOB?
“A computer, smartphone, and a drive system. As long as I have those items, I can pretty much do anything that my clients would require.”
WHAT WAS A MILESTONE ACHIEVEMENT FOR YOU AND BLOUNT CREATIONS?
“A milestone was turning my business into an LLC. I worked in the business for 11 years before I worked up the courage to take that step.”
WHO ARE THE PEOPLE WHO HELPED GET YOU TO WHERE YOU ARE TODAY? WHAT DID THEY PASS ON TO YOU?
“My mom, as she always said I’d amount to nothing. My dad, because he always believed in me when I said I was going to do something. He knew I could be something. My husband, because he has been behind me 100% and has celebrated my wins and mourned my losses. Together we make it work. My kids, well because they provide the inspiration to get up, do more and be more so that one day they can see opportunities where others see nothing.”
Padgett’s 3 wise questions
1.If you could bake a success pie, what would be your key ingredients?
“A scoop of patience
A dollop of ingenuity
A dash of stubbornness
A sprinkle of persistence
A handful of never giving up”
“Mix it all together and get a recipe for success in creating and a raising a business you can be proud of.”
2.If you could go back in time to when you first started out in your business, would you do anything differently?
“I would quit giving credence to other’s negativity around the subject of creating a business and being your own boss. The only person, who can truly tell if something is going to fail, is you, and failure is just the beginning to finding what you were truly meant to do.”
3.If you could have lunch with anyone (living or dead) who would it be, why?
“My father. He passed away last July. He always celebrated my successes and helped me work through whatever problems I had. He never let me quit because he knew I was bound to do something different and something great. He saw potential in me, even when I didn’t see it in myself.”
How does Padgett Business Services help Samantha?
How did you originally connect with Padgett?
“I connected with them through Xero. They were a well-received accounting firm and I needed some deep accounting work. They went above and beyond.”
How is Padgett currently helping you and your small business?
“They review my accounts monthly and help fix any basic accounting errors I have made, they help me with my quarterly and yearly taxes and they’ve helped me envision new ideas for my business growth.
They are not only my accountants, they are also my sounding boards and consultants. Even I need help seeing my big picture sometimes.”
Learn More about Blount Creations
Business Phone: 575-840-5131
Email: [email protected]
Office hours: -9 am- 5pm MST