Good afternoon Howard County businesses and stakeholders, 

HCEDA is committed to helping to keep the business community informed on resources and support available to businesses affected by Coronavirus. The resources below will help you confront some of the complex issues your business will face over the coming weeks and months. 

Fighting Through the Fear: Managing Stress & Anxiety Webinar 
Wednesday, March 25, 2020 | 10:00 – 11:30 am  

During times like these, it is important to be conscious of how you manage stress when it comes to your business, employees, and family. Learn more about how to manage stress and anxiety as you deal with the trials that come with the outbreak of coronavirus. 

Understanding and Navigating Your Way Through the SBA Loan Approval Process
Thursday, March 26, 2020 | 10:00 – 11:30 am  

Howard County, Maryland has been declared as a disaster area and is now open for Small Business Administration Disaster Loan applications. These Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs) loans are intended to assist through the disaster recovery period. 
This webinar will cover the topics such as e
ligibility, the loan application process, and best practices 


Thursday, March 26, 2020 | 6:30 pm  

Join Howard County Executive Calvin Ball for a Virtual Town Hall  to update residents on the government’s coronavirus response. Residents are encouraged to pre-register using link above. Residents can call in at 855-756-7520 ext. 57556#. The event will also be live-streamed online.

Working from Home: COVID-19's Network  Security Challenges
Friday, March 27, 2020 | 10:00 – 11:30 am  

As the threat of coronavirus continues to spread, businesses are sending employees home to work remotely, and students are moving to online classes. But increased utilization of teleworking and telelearning also bring with it increased cybersecurity threats.
This webinar will cover: 

  • Challenges of Working Remote
  • How Ensure Your Information is Secure 
  • Best Practices for Remote Working & Learning 
From Prototype to Purchased: Navigating the Medial Insurance Maze Webinar
Tuesday, March 31, 2020 | 8:30 – 10:00 am  

Developing a medical test to fill what seems to be an obvious gap in care or service is no guarantee that your test will be used or make it into the hands of doctors. During this virtual MeetUp, the facilitators will help you work through the process of going from concept to accepted medical test or product. This virtual MeetUp is for biomedical researchers, product developers and insurance industry experts.  

For regular updates and more information on local, state, and national resources, please visit HCEDA’s Coronavirus Information Portal at   

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