Eric Carter

Eric Carter

Eric is the founder of Dartsand and Corporate Counsel for a global technology solutions provider. He is a frequent contributor to technology media outlets and also serves as primary legal counsel for multiple startups in the Real Estate Development, Virtual Assistant and Mobile App industries.


How a timesheet template can help you grow your business

This free timesheet template will help you and your employees calculate hours, wages and taxes.

Workers compensation laws by state: Rules, coverage & benefits

QuickBooks breaks down what business owners need to know about workers' compensation state by state.

3 legal things you need to consider before becoming a freelancer

Starting a freelance business comes with 3 major legal considerations; Personal Liability, Tax Exposure & Contracts. Gain a better understanding of each component to help protect yourself and your new business.

How to pay yourself when you’re self-employed

You are freelancing full-time. How do you pay yourself? How much do you pay yourself? When do you pay yourself? Answers to these, and more, in this post.

Overtime pay laws: State-by-state guide

Overview of US Federal overtime laws/rules, and a supplemental state by state guide to ensure that small business owners know when they must pay overtime.

Should you have a side hustle before becoming a freelancer

testing the freelancer market through a side-hustle before jumping into full time freelance work can give you valuable insight into the potential of full time freelancing.

The CARES Act: A brief guide for small business owners

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act is the federal stimulus package that includes the Payroll Protection Program and EIDL.

Can small business owners file for unemployment?

If you're a small business owner affected by the coronavirus, you could be eligible to file for unemployment benefits. Learn more, here.

Small business loans: How to apply, pros, cons, and resources to guide you

Financing can be a confusing process. Rest assured, with the following roadmap, you can easily find and secure the small business loans right for you.

The seasonal business preparation guide & checklist

Seasonal businesses need a preparation checklist that includes monitoring, planning, communication, and creativity.

What do entrepreneurs do?

Entrepreneurship takes vision and operation. The common characteristic of successful entrepreneurs is grit: equal parts determination, ingenuity, and laziness (shortcuts)

When should small businesses engage legal counsel?

Small businesses should engage legal counsel early to navigate potential pitfalls, notify of relevant laws, and create preventive measures for eventual emergencies. Fortunately, getting legal advice doesn't have to be as tedious or as expensive as you might think.

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