Shané Schutte
Deputy Editor, Real Business
Shané Schutte is the former deputy editor of Real Business. Born in South Africa, she’s traversed the globe, spending most of her childhood in the Netherlands. Shané started as an intern at Real Business – her first paid job – gradually working up the corporate ladder. Before that, she worked with charity Eco-Care Trust, which aims to change habits around water conservation and sanitation in South Africa. She also wrote reviews and edited content for The Gamers Challenge before it closed down – and tested mobile apps for Alcatel Lucent’s R&D division. She specialises in employment law and is passionate about health and wellbeing in the workplace. Shané also has a great love of technology, especially those used in the space sector.
Author posts
6 women's inspirational rags-to-riches stories

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December 2018 economic statistics: All the figures SMEs need to know

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Takeback Wednesday: Strategies to reduce the spiking volume of returns

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Augmented reality as a training tool: Business technology trends to consider...

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Are your taxes in order? If not, you'll struggle to sell the business

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Seedrs vs Crowdcube: Which equity platform should you pick?

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November 2018 economic statistics: All the figures SMEs need to know

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The exit journey: What investors look for in a business

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Why investors are seeing long-term potential in the mid-market

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Overseas acquisitions: How to make everyone a fan of your culture

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Market segmentation 101: Everything you need to know

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Marketing books every business needs to read

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Don't ignore the red flags: Picking the right company for acquisition

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Concealing a data breach could land you an "Uber fine"

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The best small companies with a turnover of up to £10m in the UK

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Best business broadband providers in the UK, compared

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What constitutes a hazard in the workplace?

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What is crowdfunding and how does it work?

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The best large companies in the UK

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The best UK businesses driving positive change

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The best medium-sized businesses in the UK

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The best entrepreneurs in the UK

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The best creative industries companies in the UK

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The best consumer companies in the UK

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The most innovative companies in the UK

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The best digital businesses in the UK

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How to avoid contractual issues

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The main benefits of social media for UK SMEs

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Everything you need to know about constructive dismissal

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The company revolutionising the expense management process

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How to get a flexible line of credit

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How to get fast business cash

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It's better to be an optimistic leader, right? Not always

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October 2018 economic statistics: All the figures SMEs need to know

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Transparency, trust and team: The 3 Ts leading to international business growth

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How to boost your bargaining power with suppliers post-Brexit

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Meet the wearable tech brand bringing "smart sportsmanship" to consumers

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Prevent your employees from being victims of workplace revenge

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5 Apple Watch apps to help your business run more effectively

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September 2018 economic statistics: All the figures SMEs need to know

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The married couple creating French Weddings for a British market

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Why building good relations with suppliers matters

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Sashka Hanna-Rappl on bolstering brands and inspiring audiences

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Choose your 2030 adventure: Are you prepared for these 4 potential futures?

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What is the difference between marketing and advertising?

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How Alisa Zotimova started AZ Real Estate without borrowing finance

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The art of giving negative staff feedback without hurting feelings

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Saunas and karaoke: Business customs from across the globe

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Why the financial services sector is struggling to find the right talent

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Mike Norfield suggests businesses see mistakes in a different light

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Debt finance needn't be dangerous

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Weeding out Jabba the Hutt's henchman: West Atlantic learned a lesson in...

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I tried: A small change that can make a big difference to productivity

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Monty Python's Very Big Corp would reign supreme if it were a real company

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August 2018 economic statistics: All the figures SMEs need to know

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Will Herrmann on sticking to the courage of your convictions

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Founders Diaries: Suzanne Saffie-Siebert on the importance of being confident

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A balance of strengths, skills and experience: How to successfully float on AIM

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Founders Diaries: Stephen Newton on the best lessons coming from experience

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PressPlugs: Being different in an age of bland uniformity

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Founders Diaries: Jan Willem Poot on knowing there is always a solution

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Do you have what it takes to be a mob boss 4 business lessons from The...

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We rarely disagree on work matters as we share a clear and common vision

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What kind of growth finance can help you scale your business Britain’s...

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Crafty Arts: Maintaining a creative and professional partnership

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July 2018 economic statistics: All the figures SMEs need to know

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BBQ Dreamz: This is all about us trying to build something together

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Innovation nations: Why India and China beat Britain in the patent arena

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Corporate reinvention: Ten brands keeping pace with the modern world

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SME Culture Leaders 2018: Judge Alex Currie on knowing what makes your business...

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How military skills can transfer into the business world

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Sometimes I think we’d make gritty reality TV – only we wouldn’t have...

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These violent delights: Be cautious when firing an employee with a darker side

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Should you cut high salaries to bridge the gender pay gap?

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The used car market has just 22 years to adapt or die

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The Westworld game and Fallout Shelter’s bugs explained

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From business to politics: Financial secretary Mel Stride on his journey...

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June 2018 economic statistics: All the figures SMEs need to know

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"You’re not going to get along with everyone, but that's OK": Sinead Bunting...

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The advice 50 business leaders would tell their teenage selves if they could...

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Wicked Vision: Putting grassy knees, nettle stings and boomerangs back on the...

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With AI perceived to be a bigger threat than nuclear weapons, tech bosses have...

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The business of football: How British companies are responding to World Cup...

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Be an inspirational leader like England football captain Harry Kane

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Why British manufacturing icon Riley Automation chose alternative finance to...

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What UK SMEs can learn from German counterparts about productivity

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Can you describe your growing business in a haiku?

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A list of values and attributes entrepreneurs need to be successful - periodic...

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The first post-GDPR breach: Companies are still playing fast and loose with...

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Nuclear waste and vengeful AI: Dangerous fictional companies that cost...

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EXCLUSIVE: Low morale is as contagious as a cold says NatWest boss Marcelino...

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Are you at risk of using political correctness as a smokescreen?

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Why legacy high street businesses like Homebase and House of Fraser are...

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May 2018 economic statistics: All the figures SMEs need to know

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Questioning the motives behind Google’s ban on cryptocurrency adverts

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England manager Gareth Southgate on why a team "getting on isn't enough"

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Where have all the good ones gone Why FTSE 350 companies don't want more women...

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Addressing the rising trend of presenteeism

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Why SME leaders are taking more risks despite the perceived downside

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Why scaleups still shy away from debt and equity growth funding

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