Business stature is a term describing the different levels associated to an individual's position or prominence in a business, market or group of associated business professionals. For example, if a person in a company serves in a director level for a given department or division (of a company) he/she will look to work or relate to other people of equal level or "stature" to have trust in and look to for sharing ideas and guidance.
Many folks inside of corporate situations are often left puzzled why they do not get the buy in, traction or respect from certain people within prospective clients or organizations. What actually occurs is the requested person for engagement does not feel a sense of "equal business stature" and will not respond to the request. Business stature can be analogous to class snobbery or hierarchy in the non business society.