Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources


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COVID19-related Webinars

PPP Loan: Application and How To Use It

From March 3rd – June 30, 2020, the SBA will accept applications through approved lenders. The purpose of the loan is to provide a direct incentive for small businesses to keep their workers on the payroll and loan amounts are based on a company’s payroll history. Even if you’ve already applied for a loan, this webinar will help you understand appropriate uses for the loan proceeds and create a spending plan to ensure 100% of the loan proceeds qualify for forgiveness. 

Recorded Webinar Available Here
Business Innovation in the Age of Coronavirus
Have you wondered if and how you should change your business model amidst all the chaos of the coronavirus? Get an overview of the Business Model Canvas, and learn possible ways to help your business weather the economic downturn, and perhaps come out the other side stronger.  Webinar taught by FITCI's SGAB Advisor - Jonathan Boehman.

Recorded Webinar Available Here
Financial Tips for Businesses during Coronavirus
The webinar covers:
  • Brief overview of some of the best things for businesses from the CARES act
  • Tips on budgeting and the importance of organizing it during these times
  • Some general tips on working with cash flow
  • Discussion on loans and various lines of credit
  • Analyzing expenses to find additional savings

Recorded Webinar Available Here

#COVID-19 Insights

Advice from local CEOs on what to do during this pandemic and how to pivot a business.

Currently Available Financial Assistance
*as of 4/9/2020

Local Resources

Several of our Advisors, Mentors & Resource Partners have reached out wanting to help. Thank you all for your support! We have put together the following list of local companies and partners that might be useful for your business.

Bass Patent Law

Patent Law Firm

Bass Patent Law is a Frederick-based law firm, that aims to provide polished, detailed yet broadly claimed, and intelligent patent applications to advance clients’ intellectual property needs and to enhance this critical facet of their business.

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ClientMind Recruiting

Recruiting Company

ClientMind Recruiting, Inc. created Hire Me Frederick, a free recruiting website service, to help those who have lost their jobs due to the #Coronavirus crisis by working with employers to identify job opportunities in the county and share.

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District CFO

CFO Consulting

FREE Consulting: For FITCI members, Direct CFO owner, Michelle Hoffman, is offering 1 free hour of CFO consulting meetings through the month of April.  Must request it and schedule it in the month of April. 

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Door No.3 Design

Graphic and Web Design

Door No.3 Design can help with content development, flow, messaging, web and graphic design. Call them for a free consultation. Offer: 10% off graphic design and web design services for all new projects signed on in April- May.  

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Workflow Platform

HighGear is the leading, visual no-code platform for business analysts to rapidly build enterprise-grade workflow applications. Businesses in regulated industries rely on our custom workflow apps that drive adoption in their business.

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HR AnswerBox

HR Consulting & Training

HR AnswerBox launched a New Manager Bootcamp, on April 6th.  A self-directed accelerated version is also available.  Take $200 off with coupon code 'byecorona'  the April class.  For any other HR related questions, please contact HR AnswerBox.

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Keller Stonebraker Insurance


Brian Mahon is a property, casualty, life, & health insurance broker with KSI, specializing in companies in life science and tech industries. He is a risk exec working mainly with companies performing clinical trials or offering tech services.

Brian's Latest Video - "Top 5 Risks"
Moore Wealth

Financial Consulting

FREE Assistance: Shabri Moore from MooreWealth is offering her services to anyone needing help applying for the Federal and State disaster grants/loans. This advice/assistance is free to the FITCI ecosystem.  

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Graphic Design and Marketing

Free Hour-Long Virtual Marketing Consultation.  20% OFF marketing services such as, strategic planning, messaging, content development, digital marketing, websites, social media, and reigniting your marketing following a crisis.

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Rothwell Figg

Law Firm

Quality-focused intellectual property firm handling all aspects of IP law, such as, patent, trademark/copyright law, trade secrets, unfair competition, litigation, licensing, counseling, contracts, privacy,  and defamation issues and more. 

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SpectRA Compliance

Medical Device Consulting Firm

Offers help to medical device companies needing assistance with FDA issues.  SpectRA Compliance can work on COVID-19 related issues as well as regular FDA work. Will offer COVID related services at cost.

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The Law Offices of Kevin McDermott

Law Firm

Focus on securing patent and/or trademark protection that enhances value and advances the goals of the client. Available to discuss patent ideas in inventors calls, prepare patent applications, and file at the US Patent Office electronically.   

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 USA Scientific

Lab Equipment 

Offering non-durable goods. USA Scientific provides equipment, vacuum filtration systems, laboratory supplies, accessories, tubes, cuvettes, labels, racks, boxes, gloves, plates, sealing film and more.

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Verge Scientific

Strategic Communication

A strategic communication consultant focused in the life sciences and medical tech. Our team will understand your science, work alongside your team to elevate your pipeline and products and build/strengthen the right relationships. 

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Wellspring Digital

Digital Marketing

Wellspring Digital is providing a 50% discount on all web support work.  For all projects >$5,000, they will provide 24 months interest free financing. Offers will run until July 31st.  Non-profits may receive additional discounts for the same period.

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BridgePath Scientific

Lab Equipment

BridgePath Scientific is offering  an additional 5% discount to their already discounted FITCI client pricing. This includes equipment purchases, repair and maintenance services.

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