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Whether you are looking to outsource your bookkeeping, for support in expanding your business or for someone to walk with you through the steps of starting your dream endeavor,. We are a fully insured, bonded Bookkeeping and Business Management Company located in Sherman Oaks for the past 15 years.
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Meet Donna Carsten

Donna Carsten at Dash Business Founder and Owner 

Donna Carsten has been keeping track of other people’s money and business needs for over 25 years. She does it with acumen, precision and heart. It is no wonder her success is built on referrals from satisfied clients and associates. Ten years ago Donna followed her own advice and answered the call to grow. She moved her bookkeeping business from a small home office to a storefront and launched a full- service business management firm. 

Donna, you have been in business for a long time. What keeps you going?

I love my clients. And I love being of service. I have a short attention span so the ever-changing nature of my work keeps me interested and inspired. Some people say when you work for yourself it’s great being your own boss. But I have many bosses...sometimes right here on my desk :) All my clients are all unique and I love it! 

Read More About Donna Carsten On dashBusiness Blog




dashBusiness welcomes our newest staff members Maggi Spassova and Ammanda Belcich. We're excited they've joined our team as dash offers the very best in personal and small business financial services.  

Diane Michell at Dash BusinessDiane Michell

Senior Account Manager, Payroll Specialist


The longest “dash” employee Diane started out doing billing for one client but over time her attention to detail, commitment to her clients expanded her into her current position.  Her contribution to her clients and to dash is an integral part of
dash’s services. 


What is your favorite thing about being a part of the dashBusiness team?

Being a part of dash is like having a second family! I’ve worked at many places but I’ve been with dash for 10 years. The best thing about dash is Donna! She knows how to keep dash moving by providing excellent service that goes above and beyond what other businesses do. I enjoy providing that level of service to my clients and working with Donna and the dash team!


What is your favorite quotation?

“It’s always something and if it is not something, it is something else!” I believe it is important to recognize that challenges are part of personal and professional growth. One should always maintain integrity and honesty and try to create a better world for all they touch, co-workers, clients, other people and animals, too! And to always keep a good sense of humor about life and yourself!

What are five things you can’t live without?

Donna, dash, my sister, kitties, and coffee! Not sure in what order, LOL!


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Patricia Riva at Dash BusinessPatricia Riva

Office Manager

Patricia and Donna have been friends for 29 years. As a favor she started helping Donna before there was a dashBusiness. Patricia is our company Office Manager and also integrally supports our After The Fact Division here at dash.


What is your favorite thing about being a part of the dashBusiness team?

It’s really a great group of people to work with, and Donna is a great boss!


What is your favorite quotation?

"The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it but that it is too low and we reach it." Michelangelo

What makes you smile?

Dogs, every time.

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Laurie with her new baby!Laurie Dunivant

Senior Account Manager


Laurie has been a part of dashBusiness since 2007.  Starting as our receptionist Laurie instantly made herself invaluable and quickly moved up to a Payroll Processor and then promoted to Account Manager where she has been taking care of her current clients now since 2009


What is your favorite thing about being a part of the dashBusiness team?

My favorite thing about being part of the dashBusiness team is that I am given freedom to manage and complete my work as necessary while I also always have people to turn to for guidance and support.

What is your favorite meal?

I guess my favorite meal is homemade enchiladas; but my favorite food by far is potatoes, the most loved form being French fries of any shape and size!

What was the last new thing you tried?

The last new thing I tried was tennis. It is great exercise and I found that I really enjoy playing it.

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Robin Colla at Dash BusinessRobin Colla

Senior Account Manager


Robin brings to dash extensive Bookkeeping & Controller experience.   She has worked for large firms, smaller companies and in construction. Her knowledge and diverse experience makes her the perfect person to help coordinate the dash “After the Fact” division. 


What is your favorite thing about being a part of the dashBusiness team?

I really love the management style and the Camaraderie which makes for an amazing working atmosphere.

If you could have lunch with any person in the history of time who would it be and why?

Amelia Earhart. She was an amazingly strong woman in a time when she wouldn’t have been well received. I would love to just listen to her stories and learn.

What was the last new thing you tried?

I was the DJ at our friends gay wedding. There were so many observers from outside the wedding party. It was fun!


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Javier Estrada-Manzo at Dash BusinessJavier Estrada-Manzo

Accounting Assistant/Donna’s Assistant

Javier started dash last year as our Front Office Reception and quickly made himself indispensable His dedication to making our client experience the best possible and his smile has made a huge difference not only to our clients but to all of us here at dash. In his new position as Accounting Assistant he helps the Account Managers and Donna get the job done.


What is your favorite thing about being a part of the dashBusiness team?

Being able to work with clients, and providing them with any help they need.

What are 5 things you can’t live without?

My family, Dogs, Music, Cellphone, Car.

What is your favorite quotation?

Peace Love Unity Respect.

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Carlos Ventura at Dash BusinessCarlos Ventura

Account Manager

Carlos came back to dash and very quickly went from our amazing Receptionist and Donna's Assistant to Junior Account Manager. Carlos has the attention to detail and commitment to offering the best possible Client Experience that he fits seamlessly into his new position. We plan on Carlos continuing to grow within our company.


What is your favorite thing about being a part of the dashBusiness team?

Our work ethic here at dash we take pride in helping clients and making sure everything runs smoothly and satisfies our clients’ needs and demands.

What makes you smile?

Making sure that my job has been well done and at my full potential.

What is your favorite quotation and why?

“The secret of joy in work is contained in one word – excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it.” I love this quote because you have to believe it to be it.

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