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  • Examining Office and Workplace lighting, with a particular interest in the belief that brighter light is most conducive to higher productivity. Source material is academic and scientific, with support from industry and soft sciences where appropriate.

    Workplace and Office Lighting Standards and Policy

    Workplace and Office Lighting Standards and Policy

    by Shadesbreath84

  • Brand extension can provide more sales opportunities for successful brands. But this branding strategy could boomerang against a brand. Learn what brand extension is and how it's used in marketing.

    What Is Brand Extension?

    What Is Brand Extension?

    by Heidi Thorne6

  • Located at the heart of Southeast Asia, Vietnam has emerged as one of the most lucrative investment destinations in the world. This articles presents top 10 reasons to invest in Vietnam.

    Top 10 Reasons to Invest in Vietnam

    Top 10 Reasons to Invest in Vietnam

    by Hanh Vu4

  • This is my experience and work all along the complete course of my Level 3 diploma in Business and Administration. In order to pursue this course, one has to already have experience in an office environment, and be well versed in office based skills. Candidates who wish to move on into a managerial role, or who are already in a managerial role, can do this course, where they can show their ability to negotiate with clients, suppliers and colleagues, supervise work and people and also effectively

    NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Business and Administration: An Outline

    NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Business and Administration: An Outline

    by livingsta32

  • Trouble at work? How to respond to allegations of misbehavior in the workplace. Use these tips in dealing with an HR investigator if you are accused of rules violations on the job.

    Accused of Wrongdoing at Work: What to Do

    Accused of Wrongdoing at Work: What to Do

    by FlourishAnyway322

  • In today's business relations, it's a small world after all. As more companies turn towards global markets, professionals are finding themselves in foreign locales, wheeling and dealing like never before. However, the key to effective communication...

    High-Context vs. Low-Context Communication

    High-Context vs. Low-Context Communication

    by mqjeffrey38

  • A tongue-in-cheek look at 10 ways to demoralize your employees. Describes how things are done in some businesses. Corporate culture that doesn't motivate employees can mean death to an organization.

    10 Ways to Demoralize Your Employees

    10 Ways to Demoralize Your Employees

    by AJ25

  • From calling you the wrong name to pointing out imperfections in your appearance, find out how bitchy bosses make you feel inferior. Their calculated moves are used to make them feel more powerful and you feel weak and self-conscious. But, once you spot their maneuvers, you can counteract them!

    10 Strategies Bitchy Bosses Use to Get the Upper Hand

    10 Strategies Bitchy Bosses Use to Get the Upper Hand

    by McKenna Meyers2

  • Sometimes in business, you simply cannot avoid writing a letter that has bad news. However, you can try to write the letter in such a way as to maintain a good relationship with the recipient.

    How to Write a Business Letter That Delivers Bad News

    How to Write a Business Letter That Delivers Bad News

    by Stacie Naczelnik76

  • Six Sigma is, for most, a buzzword. What is it really? And can it help improve 0perations management at your company? Can 6 Sigma improve quality and cut costs?

    What is Six Sigma in Operations Management?

    What is Six Sigma in Operations Management?

    by Sid Kemp7

  • It’s been said that the importance of a job is inversely proportional to the number of adjectives in its title.

    Pretentious Job Titles

    Pretentious Job Titles

    by Rupert Taylor0

  • This unit under the OCR qualification for Level 3 diploma in business and administration helps a candidate to fully understand the complete procedures of ordering products and services, how to maintain relationships with suppliers and service providers, and how and why to go for good quality products at the same time with best value for money, and have a thorough knowledge of the supply chain and how it works.

    NVQ Level 3: Ordering Products and Services in Business and Administration

    NVQ Level 3: Ordering Products and Services in Business and Administration

    by livingsta7

  • It is not difficult to get a bad reputation just by being in business. Many people believe businesses are interested only in making money, and that ethics and morality seem to have no place in business. This Hub takes a look at the meaning of some basic "business ethics" concepts, looking at rights, morality, and justice as the foundation of ethical business practices.

    Defining Basic Business Ethics Concepts

    Defining Basic Business Ethics Concepts

    by Sallie B Middlebrook PhD5

  • Many people go to an Unemployment Hearing with no idea of what to expect. There are even very skilled attorneys that are ill prepared for them because they have not experience in these special types of proceedings. This article will discuss the general process of the hearing,

    Preparing for an Unemployment Hearing or Telephone Conference

    Preparing for an Unemployment Hearing or Telephone Conference

    by Andrew Grosjean85

  • Ever accidentally swear at work? OOPS! Hope the boss wasn't listening! Here is a list of safe (and highly creative) swear words for the workplace and elsewhere!

    Office-Safe Fake Swear Words

    Office-Safe Fake Swear Words

    by Jennifer Kessner53

  • Here are eight entrepreneurial lessons I learned from one of Papua New Guinea's most successful businessmen, the founding father of the Lae Biscuit Group of companies.

    Tea Boy to Tycoon: Sir Henry Francis Chow

    Tea Boy to Tycoon: Sir Henry Francis Chow

    by Romney Charles Tabara0

  • Teamwork can increase efficiency, create a sense of ownership, and raise morale. Here is a list of 15 advantages that teamwork can bring to the workplace.

    15 Advantages of Teamwork in the Workplace

    15 Advantages of Teamwork in the Workplace

    by Paul Goodman11

  • In every office, a large volume of communication like letters, circulars, telegrams are sent to outsiders or received from them. Inside the organisation also written materials are exchanged between different departments. A planned and efficient handling of the mail is essential for the success of any business organisation. It is described as the backbone and an integral part of an office.

    NVQ: Handle and Distribute Mail and Packages in Business and Administration

    NVQ: Handle and Distribute Mail and Packages in Business and Administration

    by livingsta1

  • You may be considering a job transfer and be able to benefit from the enclosed Transfer Request Letter. However, you may want to master current job tasks before moving to another job site.

    How to Ask for a Job Transfer - Be Valuable

    How to Ask for a Job Transfer - Be Valuable

    by Patty Inglish MS67

  • Strong workplace leaders have mastered the art of giving meaningful feedback to their staff. Here are some tips on how to help you communicate effectively with an employee during a performance review.

    How to Give Feedback to Your Staff

    How to Give Feedback to Your Staff

    by Sally Hayes0

  • Team-building exercises can help a team bond and grow stronger. The key to success to make sure the activities are fun as well as educational. Here are two of my favorite activities, as well as an explanation of why they are important.

    Team-Building Exercises for Salespeople

    Team-Building Exercises for Salespeople

    by Ursula Dwyer0

  • Have you ever wondered how large companies receive simultaneous callers without getting busy signals? You need multiple phone lines and a phone company feature known as rollover that routes callers to an available line.

    How to Avoid Busy Signals With Telephone Line Rollover

    How to Avoid Busy Signals With Telephone Line Rollover

    by Glenn Stok4

  • Choosing to become a lady is empowering and the benefits are numerous. Learn how to be a lady, how to act like a lady, how to dress like a lady, how to be ladylike, how to act proper, and the benefits

    How to Dress, Act, and Speak Like a Lady

    How to Dress, Act, and Speak Like a Lady

    by rontlog2

  • Networking groups are definitely not all the same. Nor are they all equal in terms of the sales and referral opportunities. Pros and cons of popular networking group types are explored.

    Types of Business Networking Groups

    Types of Business Networking Groups

    by Heidi Thorne13

  • Social media contacts reflect you! With the use of Facebook,Twitter, and other social media apps becoming so popular, small business owners are beginning to reconsider the traditional business card design and opting for designs that include their social media contact links.

    How to Include Social Media Icons Into Your Business Card Design

    How to Include Social Media Icons Into Your Business Card Design

    by richmediadp29

  • If you have a job, chances are that you've come across at least one person who is difficult to work with. In fact, most of us over the course of our careers will have encountered many of these difficult coworker types. I sure have!

    4 Types of Difficult Coworkers and how to Deal With Them

    4 Types of Difficult Coworkers and how to Deal With Them

    by PurpleOne16

  • Loud people in the workplace can be distracting and annoying, especially if it's on a constant basis. This article will discuss how to handle that loud person to give you some peace of mind.

    10 Tips on How to Handle a Loud Person in the Office

    10 Tips on How to Handle a Loud Person in the Office

    by David Livermore11

  • When you have a problem to solve but you just can't find a way to tackle it, you may find that brainstorming can help you find the solution. Brainstorming can help you find an innovative solution to a difficult problem. Brainstorming techniques are easy to learn and apply.

    Brainstorming Techniques

    Brainstorming Techniques

    by DreamerMeg15

  • This hub describes different decision-making models, steps to take them and their pros and cons. Some common decision traps are also briefly discussed.

    An Overview of Decision-Making Models

    An Overview of Decision-Making Models

    by Hanh Vu4

  • TIMWOOD is a mnemonic to remember the seven wastes in lean manufacturing: transport, inventory, motion, waiting, overproduction, over-processing, and defects. Learn more about each component below!

    TIMWOOD: The Seven Wastes of Lean Manufacturing

    TIMWOOD: The Seven Wastes of Lean Manufacturing

    by Tony26

  • This article explores Hyundai's competitive advantage and strategy, on how it has established itself as one of the largest multinational conglomerates in the world.

    Hyundai's Competitive Advantage & Strategy

    Hyundai's Competitive Advantage & Strategy

    by Geronimo Colt0

  • An overview of the conscious capitalism philosophy and several companies that practice the conscious capitalism business model, which includes a higher minimum wage and better employee benefits.

    Companies That Practice Conscious Capitalism

    Companies That Practice Conscious Capitalism

    by chet thomas0

  • A free and complete software development proposal template with budget, ROI and CAGR formulas and instructions. Detailed instructions to help you prepare a winning software development proposal.

    How to Write a Software Development Proposal

    How to Write a Software Development Proposal

    by Kevin Languedoc20

  • There are 10 strong characteristics that would define an excellent employee. These attributes can be introduced in a job interview and expanded in job performance. The influence of these qualities can carry an employee's career a long way when routinely practiced.

    10 Excellent Qualities That Make an Outstanding Employee

    10 Excellent Qualities That Make an Outstanding Employee

    by Cathy22

  • As more businesses fail in this challenging economy, understanding the key factors in business success is crucial to the survivors, to entrepreneurs, and to new start up companies. Know these factors, re-design your business, and succeed.

    Factors that Contribute to Business Success

    Factors that Contribute to Business Success

    by Sid Kemp14

  • The situational leadership theory stresses that different situations demand different kinds of leadership. How does the situational leadership theory work? How does a leader adapt to situations?

    What Is the Situational Leadership Theory?

    What Is the Situational Leadership Theory?

    by Melinda Longoria, MSM4

  • You've submitted your resignation, and now Human Resources requests an exit interview. Here's why you should say no and suggestions for how to decline. Don't get trapped in this no win situation.

    Here's Why You Should Say No to an Exit Interview

    Here's Why You Should Say No to an Exit Interview

    by FlourishAnyway57

  • Supervising a supervisor can be even more difficult than supervising a line staff employee. This article covers all you need to know to effectively manage supervisors and managers.

    15 Tips on How to Supervise Supervisors

    15 Tips on How to Supervise Supervisors

    by David Livermore7

  • The difference between and good speech and an awful speech is often determined within the first few moments after a speaker takes the stage.

    The 10 Worst Ways to Start a Speech

    The 10 Worst Ways to Start a Speech

    by Sally Hayes0

  • What are third party rights in contracts? When does a third party have obligations or rights per a contract?

    Third-Party Rights in Contracts

    Third-Party Rights in Contracts

    by Tamara Wilhite0

  • In the rapidly changing landscape of business in the 21st century, organizational leaders have a tough job keep their businesses on the cutting edge and maintaining a competitive strategic advantage. This article discusses 10 key factors for organizing and maintaining an effective business organization in the 21st century.

    10 Reasons for Business Success or Failure

    10 Reasons for Business Success or Failure

    by ecoggins49

  • Thinking of joining a controversial company, or one that doesn't share your values? Already work for one? Here are tips on deciding about that job offer and surviving your employment.

    Should You Work for a Controversial Company?

    Should You Work for a Controversial Company?

    by FlourishAnyway69

  • In the building industry, a project manager must have the ability to collaborate and work harmoniously with clients, team members, and contractors. But it goes beyond that. What are the golden rules project managers must follow to enable they complete projects in a timely and professional manner?

    9 Golden Rules for Project Managers in the Building Construction Industry

    9 Golden Rules for Project Managers in the Building Construction Industry

    by viryabo0

  • It is not unusual for there to be friction between co-workers who work side by side at the job site. It is very important for management to address the matter before things blow up at work.

    How to Handle Employees Fighting in the Workplace

    How to Handle Employees Fighting in the Workplace

    by Christine McDade13

  • Communicating using simple plain English is vital to customer service, as the customer service advisor will be dealing with clients from different parts of the world who speak different dialects.

    Communicate Effectively With Customers - Part 3

    Communicate Effectively With Customers - Part 3

    by livingsta0

  • Are filthy words like f-bombs spewing in your workplace? Here's what you need to know about cussing at the office: why we curse, the social side of swearing, and what a dirty mouth says about you.

    Profanity in the Workplace

    Profanity in the Workplace

    by FlourishAnyway105

  • Read this explanation of what CC and BCC mean. This will tell you the difference and include a discussion and examples of when to use CC vs. BCC. The examples are meant to be funny and satirical.

    What is the Difference Between CC and BCC?

    What is the Difference Between CC and BCC?

    by Blake Flannery6

  • This article looks at a variety of factors associated with consumer buying behavior. First, it examines the four basic types of consumer buying behavior: Routine, limited decision making, extensive decision making, and impulse buying. Next, it takes a brief look at personal factors, and a more in-depth look at psychological factors affecting consumer buying behavior.

    Factors Affecting Consumer Buying Behavior

    Factors Affecting Consumer Buying Behavior

    by Sallie B Middlebrook PhD5

  • People and situations in the workplace threaten our equilibrium and help create stress. These selected quotes will help to reduce stress and renew our minds to peace, purpose and productivity.

    52 Workplace Quotes for Weekly Morale Boosts

    52 Workplace Quotes for Weekly Morale Boosts

    by Dora Weithers22

  • Keeping these basic pointers in mind can greatly boost the efficiency of your business trips and facilitate a smoother experience. Here are some tips, based on my travel experiences across the years, that I wish someone had offered me when I was on my maiden business voyage.

    How to Travel on Business:  Practical Tips

    How to Travel on Business: Practical Tips

    by Stan Churley6

  • This Hub provides a basic introduction to some of the primary factors that must go into the decision about what to charge for products/services. It will help anyone, seasoned marketers (by being a reminder), and new marketers, because it looks closely at pricing considerations that can help in development of sound pricing strategies.

    Four Questions to Ask Before Making Product Pricing Decisions

    Four Questions to Ask Before Making Product Pricing Decisions

    by Sallie B Middlebrook PhD11

  • The current state of the economy has increased the number of people out of work and looking for work a hundredfold. Human resource professionals have a much more diverse group to select from.

    Human Resources Management Selection Tools

    Human Resources Management Selection Tools

    by Cameron Corniuk3

  • Many project managers don't know the difference between a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) and an Activity List. On small projects, it doesn't matter much. But on larger ones, it's crucial to understand the difference, and to do a good job on each one.

    Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) & Activity List to Project Success

    Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) & Activity List to Project Success

    by Sid Kemp18

  • Continental Airlines was an airline that was about to fly into oblivion. The company was broke and its people demoralized. Learn how excellent leadership changed the fortunes of this airline.

    Continental Airlines: Business Turnaround Legend

    Continental Airlines: Business Turnaround Legend

    by John Lannoye4

  • Interning is a necessary step to getting career experience. But the nature of internships brings about certain challenges. Here are 7 common challenges and how to overcome them.

    Challenges Faced by Interns

    Challenges Faced by Interns

    by Tara McNerney23

  • If you've been a target of bullying at work like I have, you may wonder: Why was I chosen? Contrary to popular belief, research shows bullying victims in the workplace are not doormats or outliers. They're typically top-notch employees: hard-working, honest, ethical, independent, and well-liked.

    Bullying at Work: 7 Surprising Reasons Why You May Be a Target

    Bullying at Work: 7 Surprising Reasons Why You May Be a Target

    by McKenna Meyers18

  • All employees complain - the good ones and the bad ones. It's up to supervisors to determine how to address the complaint. This article will cover how to effectively handle employee complaints.

    15 Tips on Handling Employee Complaints

    15 Tips on Handling Employee Complaints

    by David Livermore8

  • Understanding the History of Lean Manufacturing, how and why it developed, will help you in implementing lean effectively to improve your organization.

    History of Lean Manufacturing

    History of Lean Manufacturing

    by Tony9

  • When I landed my dream job in HR for a Fortune 500 company, there was one small catch, the Office Mean Girl (OMG). Despite backbiting, exclusion, and personal attacks, eventually I flourished.

    Office Mean Girl:  Memories of a Workplace Bully

    Office Mean Girl: Memories of a Workplace Bully

    by FlourishAnyway77

  • The first few seconds of a phone call has the most influence on a client. It sets the tone. I'll discuss proper phone etiquette, how to answer, how to be prepared to take notes, and how to show professionalism.

    How to Handle Telephone Calls in a Businesslike Manner

    How to Handle Telephone Calls in a Businesslike Manner

    by Glenn Stok20

  • Is a manager a leader? This question might come to mind when one asks oneself, "What qualities make a good manager? What does it take?" The answers can be interesting and somewhat unexpected.

    The Difference Between a Leader and a Manager

    The Difference Between a Leader and a Manager

    by Patty Inglish MS70

  • Tips on managing up for a more organized boss. Build trust, communicate clearly, minimize interruptions, and help your boss manage email and prioritize. Plus, make him think it's all his idea!

    How to Organize Your Disorganized Boss

    How to Organize Your Disorganized Boss

    by FlourishAnyway8

  • So, what should you do if you are a victim of workplace bullying? Although the quiz I've provided refers to what you've experienced in your whole career, the need to take action depends upon how many of these indications you are currently experiencing.

    Top 10 Signs Your Boss Is Bullying You

    Top 10 Signs Your Boss Is Bullying You

    by Undercover Lawyer74

  • Burnout isn't just about working too much. Feeling unfulfilled at work and resentment play a major role in burning out. Here's how to deal with your feelings of resentment at work.

    How to Deal With Job Resentment the Right Way

    How to Deal With Job Resentment the Right Way

    by KV Lo10

  • My "Characteristics of the Ideal Employee" comes from 15 years' consensus of employers in a range of industries. These ideals can help you gain a job and earn promotions. See some added new tips!

    Top 5 Characteristics of Ideal Employees

    Top 5 Characteristics of Ideal Employees

    by Patty Inglish MS159

  • Beware of the waffling work friend -- that fickle, fair-weathered co-worker who can't decide whether she is friend or foe. Learn the 5 warning signs of workplace frenemies and how to deal with them.

    Frenemy in the Workplace: 5 Warning Signs

    Frenemy in the Workplace: 5 Warning Signs

    by FlourishAnyway106

  • The aim of this report was to explore what systems engineering is and how it is beneficial to the Aerospace industry.

    Systems Engineering in Aerospace

    Systems Engineering in Aerospace

    by Claire Miller2

  • Besides the basics of salary, vacation time, and other issues, there are hidden things that your boss doesn't want you to know about. Find out their secrets in this article.

    10 Things Your Boss Doesn't Want You to Know

    10 Things Your Boss Doesn't Want You to Know

    by David Livermore2

  • It's the digital age and the world's method of communicating has changed drastically. Though casual communication is more commonplace, writing an informal memo still requires you to follow a few rules!

    How to Write an Informal Memo

    How to Write an Informal Memo

    by Blurter of Indiscretions10

  • This unit gives a thorough knowledge and hands on skills on the purpose of producing high quality documents, know what resources are available in the organisation / company and how to use them, follow all the policies and procedures to produce documents and use resources and stay by the specifications.

    NVQ Level 3: Produce Documents in a Business Environment

    NVQ Level 3: Produce Documents in a Business Environment

    by livingsta43

  • A diary system is maintained to utilise time and complete tasks and appointments in a very effective and efficient way. It helps the organisation as a whole and helps manage my own and other people’s time too. Diaries can be maintained either manually or electronically.

    How to Effectively Use a Diary System at Work

    How to Effectively Use a Diary System at Work

    by livingsta3

  • Want to write a thank you note or letter of appreciation to an employee for a job well done and don’t know how best to go about doing it? Here is a guide you can use to express gratitude to your staff for their efforts, good job, hard work, dedication, or excellent performance.

    Thank-You Notes and Appreciation Letters for an Employee

    Thank-You Notes and Appreciation Letters for an Employee

    by Oyewole Folarin0

  • Managing budget is an ongoing process for any organisation or business and it requires continuous monitoring, controlling and reporting, which is the budget manager's responsibility.

    Manage and Understand the Purpose of Budgets

    Manage and Understand the Purpose of Budgets

    by livingsta6

  • Need to write a farewell speech for a great boss or manager who is leaving the company, and how best to go about it? Find a sample goodbye or retirement speech below.

    Farewell Speech for Your Boss Who Is Retiring

    Farewell Speech for Your Boss Who Is Retiring

    by Oyewole Folarin20

  • Are you interested in subscribing to either Fast Company, Inc. Magazine, Fortune, Money, BusinessWeek, or The Economist? Check here for my opinions on each first!

    A Review of 6 Popular Business Magazines

    A Review of 6 Popular Business Magazines

    by Micah10

  • Learning how to speak properly is all about developing great oratory and conversational skills that boost your personal and professional image. Let's take a look at how you can master the art of conversation and say goodbye to those Ummmms, Errrrrs and long pauses while you speak to your friends, family and work colleagues on the phone or face to face. You'll be surprised what a big difference improved speaking skills can make in your life!

    How to Speak Properly and Master the Art of Conversation

    How to Speak Properly and Master the Art of Conversation

    by princesswithapen14

  • Mental illness affects 1 in 5 American adults at any point in time. Learn how to effectively manage your work relationships when someone you work with is mentally ill.

    How to Deal With a Mentally Ill Coworker

    How to Deal With a Mentally Ill Coworker

    by FlourishAnyway49

  • Learn how to start an office compost program with these tips, videos, and resources. Going green at work is definitely a team effort, but the positive returns are worth it.

    How to Start a Composting Program at Work

    How to Start a Composting Program at Work

    by Sally Hayes2

  • Coporate Globalization--Yes, it's true--the world is owned and run by the super-wealthy. Even since Ann Rand's "Atlas Shrugged", there has been a conspiracy theory that basically, all the world is owned and run by a select consortium of ultra-wealthy international corporations. These people aren't really humanitarians, either. The sole motive is profit.

    Corporate Globalization and Greed

    Corporate Globalization and Greed

    by Paradise725

  • A segue is very important when giving a public speech. Without a smooth transition, you could find your audience losing interest in what you are talking about. Learn all you need to know about how to make a proper segue.

    10 Tips on How to Use a Segue in Public Speaking

    10 Tips on How to Use a Segue in Public Speaking

    by David Livermore2

  • Starting with preparation, then the meeting, the closing, and of course, the follow-up, here are the four stages of a meeting explained, whether you need help with your business class homework or you're just really in need of a better meeting strategy at work.

    The 4 Stages of an Effective Meeting, Explained

    The 4 Stages of an Effective Meeting, Explained

    by Kierstin Gunsberg1

  • What 5S Games or 5S training simulations are available and how they can help you train your staff in implementing a 5S program for Lean Manufacturing.

    5S Games and Training Simulations

    5S Games and Training Simulations

    by Tony2

  • Which are the best leaders - formal leaders or informal leaders? What's the difference between formal vs informal leaders? This guide helps you understand leadership types.

    Best Leadership: Formal vs. Informal Leaders

    Best Leadership: Formal vs. Informal Leaders

    by Kathryn Vercillo7

  • If you're thinking about quitting your job, read this article before you hand in your resignation letter. Some careful planning can help make the process of leaving your job a little less stressful.

    10 Things To Do Before Handing in Your Resignation

    10 Things To Do Before Handing in Your Resignation

    by Sally Hayes0

  • Effective leadership is vital in any organization, but achieving the correct style for the challenges faced can be difficult. This article looks at ten common styles of leadership.

    10 Common Leadership Styles

    10 Common Leadership Styles

    by Paul Goodman1

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