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This month’s cover shows a collage of real estate projects completed by Ghan & Cooper Properties, Ft. Smith’s largest commercial real estate developers. Photos courtesy Ghan & Cooper with their cube image by Jeff Genova. Design by Royce Fitzgerald.

"You can be smart, you can be sophisticated, but to be successful, you have to b-savvy!"

Business owners wear many hats. We are usually experts in one field, and often fly by the seat of our pants in other areas of our businesses. To some degree, common challenges to all businesses include cash flow, employee retention, product development, marketing, sales, and...the list goes on. The goal of B-Savvy is to offer a "safe-haven" for the open discussion of the challenges facing every entrepreneur. 

We want B-Savvy Magazine to become the venue that facilitates the sharing of information, ideas, concepts, knowledge and experiences while fostering an attitude that supports the Entrepreneurial Spirit of the local business community. Our hope is that our editorial content is relative to all business owners as they start, grow and maintain their healthy businesses.

We are not the experts. We are simply facilitators who put you in contact with the experts within our own community. There will be times when you, our website visitor, may be the expert, at other times the expert may be your neighboring business...or the one across town. These pages, are a forum that has been created to connects small and big business to make our community businesses strong and more successful. 

As you peruse our articles and stories, you'll notice they can be shared on social media. Please feel free to share! Feel free to leave comments and feedback on the stories presented here. Check out our Directory and rate those with whom you've had experience. Let others know when your fellow business owners are doing a good job. 

B-Savvy is here for the business community. If you have stories you'd like to share, be sure to contact us!

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Rodney Ghan and his wife Dr. Sheryl Ghan along with their son, Stuart moved to Fort Smith in 1996 when Dr. Ghan accepted a pediatric position. 

B-Savvy Magazine Vol 2 Issue 1

“You can be smart, you can be sophisticated, but to be successful in business, you have to be savvy.”

B-SAVVY Magazine, “Practical Solution for Business Success” is a business to business publication whose goal is to share information, ideas and concepts within the regional business community. Editorial content supports the Entrepreneurial Spirit with articles relating to the challenges faced by business owners as they start, grow and maintain a healthy business climate.

  • Editorial is primarily written by professionals in the field they represent
  • B-SAVVY is published quarterly to coincide with the business calendar
  • Circulation varies according to the business community served
  • B-SAVVY is duplicated digitally with live links to advertiser websites.

Business owners wear many hats. They are usually experts in one field, and often fly by the seat of their pants in other areas of their business. To some degree, common challenges to all businesses include cash flow, employee retention, product development, marketing and sales. B-SAVVY offers a “safe-haven” for the open discussion of challenges facing every entrepreneur.

Readers are invited to share thoughts, ideas, stories, successes, failures and other business concerns through the Magazine, its Social Media sites, networking events or other venues offered through the B-SAVVY business entity.


As summer fades and the days become shorter, we look forward to the fall season. Seasonal changes are nature’s way of balancing the annual flow of life.

Fall is a time that ushers in a new season for business – a push for fourth quarter profits. The holiday season highlights the last quarter of the year. It is a challenging time for all businesses.

Your Company PC: A Hacker’s Paradise

The Internet is a dangerous place. It is used by modern criminals to launch cyber-attacks on unprotected businesses.  From ransomware to phishing to fraudulent transactions, hackers are looking to access your files and steal confidential data. 

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Workforce Development
Business schools vs trade schools: Not mutually exclusive

Over the last few years the rising cost of college education and student debt has generated a lot of heated discussion.  In this climate of anxiety, trade schools or vocational/technical (vo-tech) schools have emerged as alternatives to traditional colleges.

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Business Growth
Planning Family Business Succession

A step by step guide to passing on the family business.

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3 Benefits of an Online Store

While a "No soup for you!" attitude might get laughs on the old Seinfeld shows, the real world is a different place. Berating customers won’t bring you more. Long lines of customers are more frequently due to good customer service, and this can lead to more sales.

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Business Growth
Shaping a Healthy Business through Healthy Employees

An important program for industry is preventive maintenance for facilities and machinery.  Preventive maintenance programs accomplish more than the routine servicing of equipment.

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Community Development

In the late 1970s and early 1980s a man named Andres Duany and his architectural partners formulated the principles of new urbanism. These principles seek to end suburban sprawl and urban disinvestment by developing mixed-use, smart growth communities that encompass all aspects of life within walkable neighborhoods.

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Community Development
Downtown Business Association: New face promoting Fort Smith

A new organization of local businesses was born just after the first of this year. The Fort Smith Downtown Business Association LLC, or FSDBA, brings together the development and promotion of local services, shopping, entertaining, and dining, along with the history and values of the community’s traditions. 

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