Each eligible franchisor was scored based mostly on more than 150 data factors, and people with the highest cumulative scores turned the Franchise 500. Entrepreneur’s 43rd annual Franchise 500® shines a light-weight on the distinctive challenges and changes which have shaped the franchise trade over the last year. But so is the general resilience of the business, as many franchisors tailored and advanced to hold steady—or even develop. And the attraction of franchising as a method of growth clearly hasn’t faded, as tons of of newer corporations have submitted for our listing, resulting in a record-breaking number of applicants. The greatest positive attribute of a franchise enterprise is venturing into already established business.