Kevin Cavanagh spent the early part of his career managing other people’s companies. Over the years he ran a hardware store, oversaw a farm cooperative and led the staff at a grain elevator.
When he became a business owner himself, it may come as no surprise that he bought a food–related company. Choosing LivePlan as his business planning software was also a no–brainer for this experienced businessman. “It’s so simple. And I like the fact that LivePlan makes you think through all aspects of your business. I don't care who you are, you’re not perfect at every single area of your business. So you’re going to let something slide unless you're forced to look at it. I like LivePlan because it takes you through step by step.”
What is most unusual about this food company is its name. Cavanagh is the proud owner of Bearscat Bakehouse, a Bismarck, North Dakota doughnut shop. He first found the phrase, “bearscat” in an old cowboy dictionary; a phrase that actually meant “doughnuts.” Then he discovered that North Dakota native, Louis L’Amour, used the term in many of his novels. It took two years to talk his wife and co–owner into adopting the name.