Lessons for SMEs from Batman

Last week “The Dark Knight Rises”, the third and final instalment of the most recent Batman franchise opened around the world. Taking in an estimated $US195 million in it’s opening weekend, the caped crusader proved extremely profitable, and small businesses could stand to learn a thing or two from fictional multi-millionaire Bruce Wayne.

Over the next 2 weeks, in honour of the Bat breaking more box-office records, we will look at three lessons you could stand to learn from the iconic superhero:

Gadgets – the importance of research and development

Bruce Wayne spends a large amount of his time investing in gadgets and research and development. Wayne’s lair is filled with sophisticated computer systems and databases, all of which require state-of-the-art technology. But he’s also a keen proponent of corporate research and development.

All business owners should spend a considerable amount of time researching and developing more effective ways of doing business.  This can mean looking into an upgrade of machinery, developing new methods or even downloading business related Apps such (such as project management apps) to help organise daily business functions.

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