STARTING A BUSINESS: SCORE Miami-Dade presents a free seminar, “Simple Steps for Starting a Business,” 6-8 p.m. Monday, March 10, at Miami Beach Public Library. Free. Info: miamidade.score.org (click on Local Workshops).

MARKETING MATTERS: Social Media Club South Florida (SMCSF) presents a panel of experienced online social media marketers to discuss Facebook advertising, 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 11, at Soyka restaurant in Miami. Info: www.facebook.com/events/1388517744748894/.

FORWARD CITY: A new conference Monday through Friday, March 10-14, in Miami and West Palm Beach is designed to connect local businesses to funding, resources and education and includes a Forward Pitch. Most sessions $10. Info: www.forward city.com/southflorida.

COFFEE AND MORE: Join the Miami Open Coffee Club, sponsored by FIU’s Pino Global Entrepreneurship Center and MapYourStartup.co, 7:30 a.m.-9 a.m., Thursday, March 13, at MEC261, 261 NE 1st St., in downtown Miami. Info: http://business.fiu.edu/ entrepreneurship/pino.cfm

BITCOIN BASICS: RefreshMiami holds a Bitcoin beginners workshop, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, March 15, at The LAB Miami. Info: refreshmiami.com

MAKER SATURDAYS: MIAMade launches Maker Saturdays at The LAB, a yearlong series. with a workshop on 3D printing technologies, 10:30-3:30 p.m. at The LAB Miami. Free with registration: http://miamade presents3dprinting.event brite.com


Keep up with entrepreneurship news and views, such as PrestaShop’s $9.3 million fund-raising round and Videoo’s Bob Marley-infused debut, on the Starting Gate blog on MiamiHerald.com/business

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