BCBR: Fastest Growing Private Companies in Boulder.

Via elephant journal
on May 29, 2009
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Eco Products, Simple Solar, Pangea, Boulder’s Best Organics are among Boulder County Business Report’s fastest growing businesses in Boulder, Colorado.


For the complete list of Fastest Growing Companies in Boulder, with how much money they made, and how fast they grew percentage wise, click Boulder County Business Report’s article. It took some exhaustive research!

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Via Waylon Lewis, editor of elephant journal dot com:

Last night I attended a schwanky party celebrating the fastest growing businesses in Boulder, Colorado. I saw more suits per square foot than I’ve seen in Boulder since I was a guest at the Boulder Chamber’s Businessperson of the Year Dinner, in honor of mentor Bob Morehouse.

While it put a little ache in my chest to think about how steadily elephant journal, as a magazine, had grown—our sales approaching half a million as we went national—being around so many talented entreprenuers and friends reminded me that I’d made the best move possible—one not afraid of risk; one in line with my own sense of integrity; and one that, long and medium-term, would pay off. So while elephant probably headed up the Fastest Imploding Companies list (not sure where that party was held, probably in a dark bar somewhere), we promise to be among the victors in Boulder County Business Report’s fastest growing companies next time we’re eligible (I believe they calculate every two years).

More to the point, I was heartened by how many “green” companies were…raking in the green. Leading the field was Eco Products, with gross sales of 36 million, and a tiring-just-to-look-at growth rate of 500 plus percent. Among the other victors was Pangea Organics, and my friend Arron Mansika, who I remember meeting with re the design of his packages (I recommended Kate) when he first started a couple years back.

Here’s the list:

Fastest growing companies announced 
BOULDER – The Boulder County Business Report announced Boulder and Broomfield counties fastest-growing private companies at its annual Mercury 100 event Thursday night.

Mercury 100 companies are ranked based on percentage revenue growth from information compiled from a Business Report survey. Companies must be private, locally owned and based in Boulder or Broomfield counties to be considered. 

The companies are separated into businesses with revenue $2 million or more and revenue less than $2 million.

The top five fastest-growing private companies with revenue $2 million or more and their percent increase are:

5: Boulder-based Aerosolutions LLC, 268 percent

4: Boulder-based Simple Solar Electric Systems, 319 percent

3: Boulder-based Pangea Organics, 354 percent

2: Boulder-based Cloud 9 Living LLC, 518 percent

1: Boulder-based Eco-Products Inc., 535 percent

The top five fastest-growing private companies with revenue less than $2 million and their percent increase are:

5: Boulder-based SurveyGizmo, 435 percent

4: Boulder-based Stratom Inc., 533 percent

3: Boulder-based Transformance Advisors Inc., 667 percent

2: Boulder-based Boulder’s Best Organics, 748 percent

1: Boulder-based Goozmo, 817 percent

To view the entire list of the Mercury 100 companies.

I asked my friend Arron Mansika, founder of Boulder’s Best Organics, to give me a little write up:

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Boulder’s Best Organics is the second fastest growing company in the Boulder Valley with sales under $2 million—no small feat in a place that’s bursting with entrepreneurs. 

In fact, the company grew so well and so fast partly because of the entrepreneurial vibe so prevalent here.  BBO sources exclusively organic products from Boulder-based companies to offer them as high quality, convenient gift assortments.  One key to the company’s success is not just offering the well known brands, but also tapping into the abundant startups.  Several products on BBO’s menu are yet to be available anywhere else.  Other products that got launched through BBO are now available in Whole Foods and Sunflower Farmers Markets.  BBO customers enjoy coupling their favorite brands like Chocolove or Pangea, with brands that may soon become their favorites, like Licious Jams or Will’s Dressings.  And it’s not just locals who love access to such organic products.  In its first two years of sales, BBO sold over 10,000 gifts and received orders from every state in the nation. 

With plans for continued, healthy growth, Boulder’s Best Organics looks to become part of the Boulder landscape. ~ Arron Mansika



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5 Responses to “BCBR: Fastest Growing Private Companies in Boulder.”

  1. I was just told that companies had to pay to be enrolled in the above…not sure at all if true, but if so that takes away some of the accuracy of the awards!

  2. Arron here, of Boulder's Best Organics. Pay to be enrolled for the BCBR awards?! I can attest that is NOT true. Our recognition was earned through community support and good ol' fashioned hard work. Thanks for making sure, though!

  3. Great to hear–it didn't sound true, but on the other hand it sounded a little too strange to make up! Thanks for clarifying.

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  5. Great to hear, Chris, and great to put to rest such rumors. Thanks for all your research!