Toasted Frog, Jonathan Holth and Shawn Clapp
Grand Forks SCORE provided excellent assistance in improving the business plan. They also helped so Jonathan and Shawn were able to be effective when addressing their bankers.
The business started in 2006 in Grand Forks. Because of the success that was found in the first location, the owners expanded the business into two additional locations in Bismarck (2010) and Fargo (2014). In each case, they are located in historic downtown areas because of a perceived good fit. It was reported that their business plan was 10-fold better than when they walked in the door to Grand Forks SCORE.