5 SERVICE COMPANIESThere are ten service companies. These accumulate profits from the activities of the other companies and share them out as dividends to their shareholders. They always issue new shares whenever anyone wants to buy them. All income collected is treated as profit.
Service companies have no costs and no MD. You can't control service companies and they can't buy or sell shares or commodities. They pay dividends the same way as operating companies (see 3.4) with a dividend rate of 80%.
5.1  Contract Agency  When companies pay extra for temporary and contract workers (when labour costs are more than their staff levels) then half the extra is paid to Agency Associates (AA).
5.2  The Bank  All interest paid by the companies for loans and overdrafts, along with interest paid on bank balances, is collected by Bodgers Bank (BB).
Note: The bank collects on interest paid to companies, as well as interest paid by companies. This is because the interest rate they pay is so low, and they're using your cash to make several times as much money as they're paying for it.
5.3  Advertising Agency   Half of all advertising costs paid by the companies are collected by Cheetham & Foolham (CF). They collect the rest as well, but waste it on huge expense accounts.
5.4  Storage Company  All storage costs paid by the companies (for storing commodities between turns, above their own stores capacity) are collected by Dockside Storage (DS).
5.5  Export Company  Half of any setup costs paid by the companies for export orders are collected by the Essential Exports (EE).
5.6  Commodities Broker  When commodities are bought and sold the difference between the buying and selling prices is collected by Farmer & Factors (FF). 5.7  Stock Broker  When shares are bought and sold the difference between the buying and selling prices is collected by Grabbit & Run (GR).
5.8  Recruiting Agency  All costs paid by companies for recruiting additional permanent staff are paid to the Hiram & Firam (HF). Costs paid for laying off permanent staff are not paid to the agency.
5.9  Import Company  Half of any setup costs paid by the companies for import orders are collected by the International Imports (IM).
5.10  Construction Company  Half of any construction costs paid for building new stores capacity are paid collect by Jerry Builder Construction (JB).