5419 York Road
Stillwater, OK 74074

Technology & Innovation Strategy Specialists

Consulting services to enable you to develop, plan, and manage integrated strategy, innovation, and business investment solutions to grow and prosper in today's global economy


Providing tailored consulting services from large to small organizations.  Integrating business strategy, innovation, and internal investment activities to manage and grow your business in today's dynamic environment.  Tailored training and implementation engagements are available.  We also provide services for independent reviews and assessments of your existing business strategy and innovation implementation. 

Integrated Strategy, Innovation, and Business Investment Decision Making

First Place Business Solutions provides custom engagement and/or training for integrated actionable plans to meet your company's business goals.

Consulting Engagement and Training Available

  • Business & Corporate Strategy Development
  • Organization, Business Model, Innovation, and Technology Identity
  • Innovation Strategy
  • Corporate Entrepreneurship
  • Technology Commercialization
  • Product Development
  • Growing a Company
  • Innovation & Design for Competitive Advantage
  • Business Development
  • Program Management
  • Systems Engineering
  • Entrepreneurship & Venture Management
  • Entrepreneurial Operations
  • Presentation, Proposal & Business Plan Development to Win Business

Recent engagements include:

  • Program Planning and Decision Support Tools for managing a large scale technology development program to mature over 200 technologies for a future fighter aircraft for several government organizations (in affiliation with Sabre Systems)

  • Systems Engineering Program Plan for managing a large scales technology development program to mature over 100 technologies for a future fighter aircraft for an Air Force organization

  • Independent Review Team for an Air Force technology development program maturing various technologies to enable an Energy Optimized Aircraft

  • Mentoring small businesses on matters of:

    • Business strategy

    • Business development

    • Penetrating new industries

    • Growing a firm

    • Resource assessment and development

    • Selecting employees to meet goals

    • Risk mitigation planning

    • Developing briefings and writing proposals to win business

Other News:
  • Identity Workshop was created for organizations, products, or services (OPS).  The workshop drives the participants to identify the value that their (OPS) will deliver, how to intrigue stakeholders, and provide the stakeholders with the "why" they should engage with you.  This is followed by a workshop on how to align an organization's operations to coincide with the new OPS identity.  Small teams find it challenging but the end result provides rewarding focus and cohesion of the team.
  • Dr Griggs is completing a draft of his first commercially available book "Systematic Technology Commercialization: An Integrated Approach with the Philosophy, Processes, Methodology, Tools, and Decision Making Techniques for Success".  It will highlight some of the processes, methodologies, tools, and management techniques that he has used successfully in business and consulting with technology development organizations.