The Business Services Center provides a variety of common office services at a reasonable cost for students, faculty, and staff. Services include copying, printing, collating, binding, and laminating. Other services include document shredding, mailroom, and faxing. The Business Services Center is open to all students, staff, and members of the Morningside Heights community.
In economics, a business service is an activity that benefits companies without producing physical products. It helps to make a company run more smoothly, and it saves on costs such as marketing and production.
There are three types of business services: business-to-business, social, and personal. Business-to-business services, also known as B2B, help other businesses for a flat or hourly rate. For example, they may teach employees to use new technology, reduce operating costs, or generate more output. In contrast, business-to-consumer services sell directly to consumers. These businesses often help people achieve a goal they can’t accomplish on their own due to lack of skills, time, or money.
Social services, which provide goods and facilities for a societal benefit, are typically financed through taxes and charitable donations. They are distinct from the other two spheres of service because they benefit everyone, regardless of income level or status.