The Boulder businessperson highly values relationships. Boulder's compact size and dynamic business community lends itself to one degree of separation, rather than the typical six that is commonly assumed in many places. Relationships are more important than status, and dense concentrations of business networks create an environment for progress across several industries.
For entrepreneurs, especially, relationships are critical to forming partnerships and finding investors to get ideas underway and to keep them efficient and successful. These relationships also extend to Denver, to which Boulder is inextricably linked for the larger city's resources.