Roundup: handshake deals, COOs & more

Former Iams owner Clayton Mathile put $130 million toward launching and funding Dayton-based Aileron. Since its opening, more than 20,000 small business owners and their employees have taken the institute’s business classes, used its resources, and gotten counseling to improve their companies. [Read More]

Failure to communicate everything involved in a handshake deal more often than not leads to a courtroom battle, says Julie Phillips, associate at Worley Law LLC. [Read More]

Even startups can benefit from having a chief operating officer, says Firas Raouf, partner at OpenView Partners. [Read More]

BounceFire, an Internet marketing firm and former Dublin Entrepreneurial Center tenant, has been acquired by BizziBiz. [Read More]

Bryan Griffith has left the Dublin Entrepreneurial Center and merged his law firm with Sanborn, Brandon, Duvall & Bobbit Co. LPA. [Read More]

Creative Spot, a marketing, advertising, and design agency in downtown Columbus, specializes in helping small and mid-size businesses maximize their marketing dollars. [Read More]

Big Change Strategies, a strategic consulting firm, is the newest addition to Qwirk Coworking Columbus. [Read More]

Westerville City Council has approved a $100,000 partnership to join TechColumbus’s Entrepreneurial Signature Program. [Read More]

Central Ohio’s prospects for job growth and investment look promising, says Kenny McDonald, CEO of Columbus2020! [Read More]