Introducing Managed Means owner Donna Blades of El Dorado Hills
Photography by Dante Fontana © Style Media Group
Managed means | El Dorado Hills | 916-834-6169
Describe your business. Did you find it, or did it find you?
Our firm is here to help busy professionals, personal households and/or aging citizens who need bookkeeping services, financial organization, HR or payroll support. We specialize in helping you free up your schedule so that you have time to follow your own passions.
What was the first job you ever had, and what did you learn from the experience?
My first job was as a teenager at Nestle. It taught me that—if you’re fair to others, work hard and don’t take yourself too seriously in the process—you can be anything you set your mind to.
How are you involved with both the community and your customer?
I joined the El Dorado Hills Chamber to get involved with the business community and meet other businesspeople.
What life accomplishments are you most proud of?
Raising our two sons is first; having a career as a financial controller would be second.
Who is your role model in business or in life, and why?
My dad taught me work ethics and tenacity, and my mom taught me fairness and sensitivity.
What’s your hidden talent?
Interior design is a secret passion of mine.
What’s your biggest job perk?
Working with clients one-on-one is most satisfying; it allows me to build a relationship while working to help my client.
What’s your favorite place to eat out locally?
La Bou has both delicious food choices and friendly people.
If you could work in any other profession, what would it be?
I have a secret desire to be a psychologist, which is probably why I find people fascinating.
And finally, customer service is…?
The reason I wanted to start my own business—it provides me satisfaction by helping others in a more personal environment.