An article by Small Business Trends states that having a television in your place of business has the potential to improve sales. Televisions won’t improve every type of company but can benefit quite a few if placed in the correct places and is the right size and type for the specific business area. The types of places where televisions can improve business include Bars/Restaurants (seems obvious, especially sports bars), Offices/Lobbies (makes an office seem up to date), Waiting Rooms (If a doctor, dentist, or whoever is running behind, you can get stuck in those places for hours!), and Exercise/Fitness centers (I know my work outs are more enjoyable if there is a game on in the background).
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The typical sizes can vary from business to business, for example sports bars should have large televisions all around the bar (50″ or more). Fitness centers should have a few large televisions mounted in a specific area, and could have smaller screens attached to certain machines could also be a possibility.
Televisions are a fairly cheap way to keep the client/customer happy. Having entertainment for certain venues (sports bars, fitness centers), and even advertising and PR for other places (offices, lobbies), can greatly affect the client.