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I'm Cristin Barr,

Attorney and Founder of Franchising For Growth

Our Story

Franchising For Growth was founded with a simple yet powerful idea: that helping small businesses grow into franchise systems would create new jobs and promote state and local economic development.

We offer 1:1 coaching and online courses that walk business owners through the information they need to feel confident in turning their profitable small business into a franchise system.

We also draft the Franchise Disclosure Document and Franchise Agreement that legally create your franchise system.


Who We Are

We were founded by Cristin Barr, an attorney with an MBA and the heart of a teacher. This iteration of the franchise business was founded in 2020, but she's been passionate about the franchise model since 1995 when she read The E-Myth by Michael Gerber in high school. She earned her MBA in Entrepreneurship in 2009 and her Juris Doctor in 2019.


What We Do

We turn small businesses into franchise systems. We do so in a strategic, low-cost way so that business owners can cash flow the process and not incur debt. Once a business decides to become a franchise system, it generally takes us less than a month.


Our Approach

We're transforming the way small businesses become franchise systems. We teach the basics of becoming a franchisor in pre-recorded online courses, so that you can learn at your own pace and on your own schedule.

We also offer 1:1 coaching that can be scheduled an hour at a time or in packages. This is for business owners who already know the basic franchise business model and are ready to get rolling. Coaching allows the business owner to direct the conversation or get straight to the specifics of their business.

Our Values

Helpful - Being helpful is part of our DNA

Transparent - We are open, honest, and straightforward

Flat Fee Pricing - We offer flat fee pricing as often as possible

Persistent - We don't give up when things get challenging

Better Together - Opportunity exists for everyone at Franchising For Growth


Invite Us To Speak

Invite us to speak at your Chamber of Commerce, conference or workshop. The best way for us to share our knowledge and to keep learning is by meeting and talking to people around the country. Email [email protected] for more information and to check availability.


What Our Customers Say

"Cristin is amazing! We were completely overwhelmed at the thought of franchising, but her knowledge and patience made all of the difference for us.  She makes the process so easy to understand, and it was clear from day one how much she cares about her clients and their success." -Alyse Renz, The Collab

"Cristin recently established our Franchise and I couldn't be happier. We were a little nervous going into something we had no experience with but Cristin made sure we were taken care of every step of the way.  The documents were completed very quickly and Cristin was there any time a question came up. Thanks Cristin!"  -Owner, D&S Cleaning

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Join the Team

Help make a difference in the life of a small business owner by joining the team. We're fully remote. Contact us at [email protected] with your resume and areas of interest (marketing, law, business, technology, sales, etc.)

Available Now: FDD/FA Package

Franchise Disclosure Document/Franchise Agreement Package: $19,000

Multiple meetings with the attorney via zoom. 

3-4 hours to complete your portion, approximately 1 month for attorneys to complete our portion.

Recommended for:  Small business owners who have completed Emerging Franchisor 101 and Emerging Franchisor 102, and who are excited about turning their business into a franchise system.  

New Courses Coming Soon

COMING SOON!!!! Emerging Franchisor 103 - Operating Manual

Level: Beginner and Intermediate.  No experience required.

Self-paced, online

8-10 hours to complete.

Recommended for:  Small business owners and business enthusiasts.  Also recommended for business coaches and consultants who work with business owners. Non-business owners will work with a fictional business for learning purposes.  

Prerequisites:  Emerging Franchisor 101 and 102.

Reach your business potential with Franchising For Growth

Find the resources that are right for you.

Online Courses
Take a self-guided journey with lessons on demand.
Take a course
1-on-1 coaching

A dedicated business coach to work with you on becoming a franchise system. 

Schedule a 1:1 call
Operating Manual
Let us help you with your Operating Manual.  
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