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return on your digital menu board investment

Getting a Return on your Digital Menu Board Investment

Many businesses are sitting on the fence about digital signage. Some don’t seem to see the point, while others claim it’s too expensive. The one thing that remains clear is that digital signage is not going away, and there are countless reasons why. Before your dismiss digital signage, consider the potential return on your investment

Say goodbye to printing fees.
First, consider the limitations of traditional media. Printing signage takes time, and if supply or prices change, costly reprinting fees are often impossible to avoid. Flyers are costly, and it’s almost impossible to track how well they perform. These problems limit most small business owners in the ways they communicate with their customers. Digital menu boards, on the other hand, are sleek and agile. They lend necessary marketing tools to small business: The backbone of our economy.

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Digital Signage to Aid Small Business Growth

Digital Signage to Aid Small Business Growth

Small business is important to the economy. Nearly 60 percent of the private workforce is employed by small business, and they are responsible for 39 percent of the U.S. gross domestic product, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Economic uncertainty and low sales plague small businesses throughout the country. Many customers feel more comfortable with larger retail chains and big-box stores. With looming giants like Amazon and Walmart, small businesses have been struggling. But certain advancements in technology may shift the way consumers view small business. Digital signage, though still relatively new, is a formidable weapon in the hands of small business owners. The growth of digital signage may even accelerate small business growth in 2013 because digital signage acts as an equalizer of sorts. It places sleek, professional marketing back into the hands of business owners at a fraction of the cost of traditional marketing.

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Beware ‘Free’ Digital Signage

Beware ‘Free’ Digital Signage

Digital signage is a budding arena full of potential for small business and big business alike. Those vivid LED and LCD screens have proven their ability to catch the eye of a variety of customers, and in turn boost sales. But not all services are created equal.

Some companies will tout their free service, but in digital signage, as in most other business endeavors, there’s no such thing as a free lunch. Be wary of companies offering free digital signage service. There are several possible outcomes in dealing with free service, and none of them are pretty.

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Digital Signage is Here to Stay

Hello 2013 — Digital Signage is Here to Stay

As the use of digital signage increases, it is becoming more and more apparent that digital signs are not going anywhere. They are becoming an essential part of retail businesses everywhere. IMS Research has predicted that global growth in digital signage could exceed 40% in 2013. This growth stems from the proven ability of the technology to bring in customers.

Small business has much to gain in this arena, but they’re not the only ones cashing in on the advantages of this new technology. Major players like Walmart, Burger King and Costco have been investing in signage for their own locations. Burger King’s menu boards are especially impressive. Support of the technology from these heavy hitters brings legitimacy to this nascent technology in a big way.