Nancy M Jordan is the founder of the ministry Biz By Faith, Inc., through which she has helped entrepreneurs and ministries get started and operate more effectively since 1992. BBF’s vision is to see communities transformed through God-inspired entrepreneurs.
Through training, business discipleship, and administrative services, the mission is to to help entrepreneurs around the world grow successful businesses as a witness of Christ. Ms. Jordan currently trains entrepreneurs on a global level including aspiring entrepreneurs in India, Eastern Asia, 4 major regions of Africa, and Central and South America.
Through BBF’s administrative support division, Ms. Jordan both provides and leads trained staff in a variety of Business Management and Accounting functions including budgeting and planning; grant writing, management, reporting and compliance (securing close to $20M in funding over her career); recording, tracking and reporting on transactions; AP/AR management; managing cash flow; payroll and HR management; vendor relations; donor management; Board relations.
Always on the look-out for innovative ideas to assist entrepreneurs, Ms. Jordan became familiar with Savings Groups in 2016. These small community groups promote financial inclusion and build resilience in marginalized communities all around the world. Intrigued by the concept, Ms. Jordan researched savings groups and started one in St. Louis, MO, in 2017. This initial group saved over $9,500 and earned another $1,500 in shared profits during their first cycle. The group multiplied to five groups the following year. Ms. Jordan’s work caught the attention of stakeholders organizing the biennial Global Savings Groups Conference Series who invited her to speak at the 2018 conference in Kigali, Rwanda, with over 500 attendees. She now facilitates savings groups for underserved populations within the States, particularly for new small business owners.
Ms. Jordan received her Bachelor’s degree in Justice Systems, with a minor in English Language, from Truman State University in Kirksville, MO, in 1994. She then received her law degree (JD) from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis, in 1999. She was admitted to the Illinois Bar and practiced law for a short while, before returning to her passion of helping entrepreneurs birth and run their God-given visions for a business or ministry.
Ms. Jordan believes starting a business doesn’t have to be hard or expensive, and that everyone who has a passion for something, should get the support and encouragement they need to make it happen!