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Press: HIA-LI distributed release
Date: Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Name: Ken Stein, President of The Kensington Company
Subject: "Kensington Company honored by the HIA-LI"
Download Link: HIA-LI honors The Kensington Company with its Small Business Achievement Award for 2012.
Brief Info: The Kensington Company wins HIA-LI Small Business Achievement Award for 2012. "The winning organizations [of this award] have achieved enormous economic success desipte tough economic challenges facing the nation," said Terri Alessi-Miceli, President of HIA-LI, a recognized voice for business on Long Island.

 

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Press: Newsday Long Island:
Date: August 26, 2012
Name: Ken Stein, President of The Kensington Company
Subject: "Market to sell small business improves"
Download Link: Market to sell small business improves
Brief Info: If you’re thinking of selling your business, now may be a good time, experts say. The market locally appears to be showing signs of improvement, with increased activity and higher median sale prices.

 

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Press: Newsday Long Island:
Date: Monday February 26, 2007
Name: Ken Stein, President of The Kensington Company
Subject: "Merging or acquiring can mean growth"
Download Link: Newsday: Merging or acquiring can mean growth
Brief Info: You've come as far as you can on your own, and you want to take your company to the next level.  Still, you may not have the expertise to go it alone, or you might just want to get there a lot quicker than nature would allow.  It may be time to consider a merger or acquisition, experts say.

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Press: Newsday Long Island:
Date: Monday March 26, 2007
Name: Ken Stein, President of The Kensington Company
Subject: "How to get big bucks with a franchise"
Download Link: Newsday: How to get big bucks with a franchise
Brief Info: Imagine opening 10 new business locations without having to foot the bill for real estate and development costs or taking on any of the risk.

National Franchise
Press: The National Franchise & Business Opportunities Show:
Date: New York / New Jersey - March 18 & 19, 2006
Name: Ken Stein, President of The Kensington Company
Download Link:
The National Franchise and Business Article
Brief Info: Mr. Stein Operated numerous drug stores and home health care companies for 18 years before founding The Kensington Company.

Press: The KIP Business Report:
Date: May 23rd, 2006
Name: Ken Stein, President of The Kensington Company
Subject: "How to Buy a Business" Workshop
Download Link: The KIP Business Report
Brief Info: Thank you for agreeing to be our featured speaker at the May 23rd "How to Buy a Business" workshop.  this will be the seventh and final session of the highly successful U.S. Small Business Administrator / KIP Business Report workshop series.

National Franchise
Press: Long Island Business News
Date: August 20-26th, 2004
Name: Ken Stein, President of The Kensington Company
Subject: "Aging Business Owners Putting Firms Up For Sale"
Download Link: Long Island Business News
Brief Info: The improved economy, coupled with the increase in baby boomers contemplating retirement, is motivating aging business owners to sell their companies, experts say.  Family businesses are no exception.  According to the MassMutual Financial Group/Raymond Institute American Family Business Survey of 2003, 39 percent of family-owned businesses will change leadership by 2007 as CEOs retire or semi-retire.

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Press: Newsday Long Island:
Date: Monday November 21, 2007
Name: Ken Stein, President of The Kensington Company
Subject: "Testing... are you fit for a franchise?"
Download Link: Newsday: Testing... are you fit for a franchise?
Brief Info: Ask Ken stein about the biggest mistake people make in the franchising business, and his answer is: buying because they think a business is "hot."  "Everyone asks me, what's the best franchise, what's the hot new franchise?" Stein said.  "The truth is: What's the best franchise for you?"  Stein calls himself Long Island's franchise matchmaker. His Roslyn Heights - based Kensington Co. & Affiliates represents more than 150 different national concepts.

National Franchise
Press: Long Island Business News
Date: December 30th, 2005 - January 5th, 2006
Name: Ken Stein, President of The Kensington Company
Subject: "What a Franchise"
Download Link: Long Island Business News - What a franchise
Brief Info: Ken Stein, president of the Long Island office of FranNet, which matches entrepreneurs with franchises, says that exercise facilities are hot.  The reason?  Obesity and diabetes are prevalent, and new dietary guidelines were released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture this year.  So, the fitness and weight loss category is holding strong and expected to grow.  Stein has his eye on express workouts for women, and expects to see more gyms exclusively for men in 2006.


National Franchise
Press: Long Island Business News
Date: Vol. 50 No. 36
Name: Ken Stein, President of The Kensington Company
Subject: "Growth Strategies"
Download Link: Long Island Business News - Growth Strategies
Brief Info: Common sense would suggest that consolidation is a way to scale back when business is slow.  For others, like Sir Speedy Printing of Westbury, however, it's a means for growth.  Up until June, the company had two locations - one at an industrial park in Westbury, which serviced commercial clients, and another on Hempstead Turnpike in East Meadow, serving commercial and retail clients.

Press: Franchising 101

Name: Ken Stein, President of The Kensington Company
Subject: "Realize Your Dream Of Business Ownership"
Download Link: Long Island Business News - Realize Your Dream Of Business Ownership
Brief Info: The decision to buy a business or a franchise will, for most people, be one of the most important decisions of their lives.  This decision can yield realization of a life long dream or, for an unlucky few, it can spell financial disaster.  Clearly, this decision should be made very carefully and with professional help when possible.  For the past decade, The Kensington Company has been helping individuals by and sell businesses and franchises.

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Press: Newsday Long Island:
Date: Wednesday March 28, 2007
Name: Ken Stein, President of The Kensington Company
Subject: "Newsday - Franchise Fever"
Download Link: Newsday: Franchise Fever
Brief Info: Long Island businesses will face more competition from franchises as some familiar names move to ramp up their numbers soon and new chains plan to open first locations here beginning next month.  Franchisers' keen interest in Long Island in some respects mirrors strong franchise growth nationwide, but it also reflects the Island's affluence and demographic appeal.   Among established companies on Long Island, Carvel and Nathan's Famous intend to open more outlets in the next year.

 
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