Baldwin Free Enterprise Lecture Series Speaker Presents ‘Ready. Set. Fight!’ Sept. 22

Carrie Stithem
Center for Rural Research and Development assistant director, 308.865.8199

UNK– Baldwin Free Enterprise Lecture Series speaker Grant Stanley, an Omaha businessman, will present “Ready. Set. Fight!” Tuesday, Sept. 22, at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.

“‘Ready. Set. Fight!’ is the summary of a few of the lessons that I learned during my 11 years in entrepreneurship,” Stanley said. “The conclusion of my presentation is that entrepreneurship doesn’t require large amounts of capital, or a high tolerance for risk, but that entrepreneurship is a way of thinking and living. My goal is to provide an intellectual framework for entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs to think about their business.”

The 7 p.m. presentation, which is free and open to the public, will take place in the Ponderosa Room of the Nebraskan Student Union. The Baldwin Free Enterprise Lecture Series is being hosted by the Center for Rural Research and Development.

Most recently, Stanley co-founded the Omaha-based businesses Contemporary Analysis. Contemporary Analysis is a four-member team that assists businesses in getting more out of their competitive markets, relationships, operational processes and data. The organization’s mission is to help companies accomplish better results with fewer resources through strategic optimization using the latest techniques in data mining and econometric analysis.

“Entrepreneurship is the only line of work I have ever known,” Stanley said. “It has always been easier for me to start a company than to find a job.”

Stanley has started successful companies dealing with lawn care, landscaping, eBay, graphic design and analytical consulting. He has also assisted other entrepreneurs in developing two lawn care companies, three landscaping companies, a real estate investment company and a solar power company.