“Success is the continuous achievement of your own predetermined goals, stabilized by balance and purified by belief.”
Our mission is to help small business owners maximize the bottom-line value of their businesses recognizing the passion that is required and the value of all the hard work it takes to be successful. We approach our mission relying on our values of integrity, professionalism, and creativity.
Jim Jordan is the principal of 4 North Associates. 4 North Associates is a business consulting/development firm that partners with progressive companies which are facing business challenges that when resolved will lead to improved performance, results, and increased profits. Jim’s philosophy is that small business entrepreneurs often work too hard for too little return on their investment of time and money. Jim founded 4 North Associates in 2009 to provide process based solutions for all types of small businesses and nonprofits. Throughout his career, he has held senior management positions in both for-profit and nonprofit organizations and has developed excellent listening, analytical, and problem solving capabilities with proven abilities to make tough decisions and overcome complex business challenges. He has led the development of multiple strategic plans that provided the framework for the financial turnaround of key organizations and business divisions including FTD, Franklin Consulting, and the American Orchid Society. He has served on the Boards of the Palm Beach County Cultural Commission, BNI- Northville Chapter, Rotary International(Livonia), and the University of Notre Dame Sorin Society. Jim is a graduate of the Notre Dame with a degree in Finance. He and his wife, Lynne, have two grown children, Brian and Scott.
"Where can a business owner go for a trusted professional to help navigate the difficulties of business? Jim Jordan is such a find for the business owner! His listening skills and focus on providing solutions to business challenges always keep his clients and their needs front and center. I've worked with Jim on many transactions and found him to be thoughtful and focused on the current business of his client and guiding the client with practical steps to grow and expand. In a particular business sales transaction, he got six times the initial offer for his Seller client. Jim is simply unparalleled in his industry." - Jennifer Harvey - Harvey Legal Group, PLLC
"I have worked with Jim Jordan for over 10 years and he is an exceptional business coach. He has worked with me on business strategy, team building and helped write our procedure manual. I can count on Jim to provide me with wise advice. I also referred Jim to a friend of mine who wanted to sell her business. He took over the process and she was extremely pleased with the result. Jim is honest and has utmost integrity and I highly recommend him."
"I have worked with Jim on multiple occasions and found his input regarding my business to be invaluable. His knowledge and experience put him at the top of his game. He is an expert at helping businesses grow by offering sound advice and solutions in a friendly and supportive manner. When I recently took the step of opening my own studio, Jim was one of my biggest supporters, encouraging me and helping me to consider all aspects of doing so. I would not hesitate to recommend Jim to any business owner, whether struggling to stay in business or to grow an already successful one. And aside from his amazing professional abilities, he is one of the kindest people you'll ever meet!" - Pamela McCormick - Pamela McCormick Photography
"In 2016 I sat down with Jim and was asked where I saw my business in 3-5 years and how I would get there. Easy to get caught in the day to day and not look ahead. The area that was the most eye opening was my bottom line. Jim said that I was leaving money on the table and I was not counting every expense for the business. Looking closer he was correct, the numbers do not lie. Everything paid out needs to come back in. If you are thinking about sitting down with Jim, for him to help you with your business would be the best business decision you make. He will help you become more profitable, help you think ahead and achieve your goals and new goals. It is money well spent." -Ken Kowalski - Upstairs Downstairs Remodeling inc.
"I have been working with Jim Jordan and 4 North Associates for 10 years, he has provided me valuable resources and advise to grow my bottom line. He goes above and beyond to take an interest in my industry and find out how my business compares to other similar businesses. He is always positive and encouraging. I highly recommend Jim Jordan as a business consultant, I don't know how I would ever have done it without him! Christa Bekker Clearly You Professional Center" - Christa Bekker - Clearly You Professional Skin Care Center
The Michigan Business Brokers Association is a non-profit organization whose primary purpose is promoting confidentiality, ethics, and cooperative communication among Professional Business Brokers in Michigan.
The practice of business brokerage, by its very nature, demands that a professional Business Broker possess an acumen for business operations and a respect for confidentiality well beyond that of non-business general practitioners in real estate or commercial fields.
The united effort of informed and educated professionals insures the highest standards, ethics and efficiency when marketing and selling businesses.
The organization was incorporated in 1983 to experience the benefits of group synergism with the end goal of better serving the MBBA Member's respective clients.