SIC Industry Description

Industry: 7389—Business Services, Not Elsewhere Classified
Establishments primarily engaged in furnishing business services, not elsewhere classified, such as bondspersons, drafting services, lecture bureaus, notaries public, sign painting, speakers' bureaus, water softening services, and auctioneering services, on a commission or fee basis. Auctions of used cars and agricultural commodities, such as livestock and produce, are classified in Wholesale Trade.

Agents and brokers for authors and nonperforming artistMetal slitting and shearing on a contract or fee basis
Apparel pressing service for the tradeMeter readers, remote
Appraisers, except real estate appraisersMicrofilm recording and developing service
Arbitration and conciliation servicesMounting merchandise on cards on a contract or fee basis
Artists' agents and brokers, except performing artistsMusic distribution systems, except coin-operated
Auctioneering service on a commission or fee basisNotaries public
Authors' agents and brokersPackaging and labeling service (not packing and crating)
Automobile recovery serviceParalegal service
Automobile repossession serviceParcel packing service (packaging)
Automobile shows, flower shows, and home shows: promoters ofPatent brokers
Bartering services for businessesPatrol of electric transmission or gas lines
Batik work (handprinting on textiles)Photogrammetric mapping service (not professional engineers)
BondspersonsPhotographic library service, still
Bottle exchangesPhotography brokers
Bronzing baby shoesPipeline and power line inspection services
Business brokers (buying and selling business enterprises)Playwrights' brokers
Charge account service (shopping plates) collection by individualPost office contract stations
Check validation servicePresorting mail service
Cloth: cutting to length, bolting, or winding for textile distributorsPress clipping service
Contractors' disbursement controlPrinted circuitry graphic layout
Convention bureausProcess serving service
Convention decoratorsProduce weighing service, not connected with transportation
Copyright protection serviceProduct sterilization service
Correct time servicePromoters of home shows and flower shows
Cosmetic kits, assembling and packagingRacetrack cleaning, except buildings
Cotton inspection service, not connected with transportationRadio broadcasting music checkers
Cotton sampler serviceRadio transcription service
Coupon redemption service, except trading stampsRecording studios on a contract or fee basis
Credit card service (collection by individual firms)Redemption of trading stamps
Decoration service for special eventsRepossession service
Demonstration service, separate from saleRestaurant reservation service
Directories, telephone: distribution on a contract or fee basisRug binding for the trade
Divers, commercialSafety inspection service, except automotive
Drafting service, except temporary helpSalvaging of damaged merchandise, not engaged in sales
Drawback service, customsSampling of commodities, not connected with transportation
Drive-a-way automobile serviceScrap steel cutting on a contract or fee basis
Embroidering of advertising on shirts, etc.Shoe designers
Engrossing, e.g., diplomas and resolutionsShowcard painting
Exhibits, building of: by industrial contractorsShrinking textiles for tailors and dressmakers
Field warehousing, not public warehousingSign painting and lettering shops
Filling pressure containers (aerosol) with hair spray, insecticides, etc.Solvents recovery service on a contract or fee basis
Fire extinguishers, service ofSpeakers' bureaus
Firefighting service, other than forestry or publicSponging textiles for tailors and dressmakers
Flagging service (traffic control)Styling of fashions, apparel, furniture, and textiles
Floats, decoration ofStyling wigs for the trade
Florists' telegraph serviceSwimming pool cleaning and maintenance
Folding and refolding service: textile and apparelSwitchboard operation of private branch exchanges
Fundraising on a contract or fee basisTape slitting for the trade (cutting plastics, leather, etc. into widths)
Gas systems, contract conversion from manufactured to natural gasTax collection agencies: collecting for a city, county, or State
Handtool designersTax title dealers: agencies for city, county, or State
Handwriting analysisTelemarketing (telephone marketing) service on a contract or fee basis
Hosiery pairing on a contract or fee basisTelephone answering, except beeper service
Hotel reservation serviceTelephone solicitation service on a contract or fee basis
Identification engraving serviceTextile designers
Inspection of commodities, not connected with transportationTextile folding and packing services
Interior decorating consulting service, except painters and paperTime-share condominium exchanges
Interior designing service, except painters and paper hangersTobacco sheeting service on a contract or fee basis
Inventory computing serviceTourist information bureaus
Labeling bottles, cans, cartons, etc. for the trade: not printingTrade show arrangement
Laminating of photographs (coating photographs with plastics)Trading stamp promotion and sale to stores
Lecture bureausTrading stamp redemption
Lettering serviceTranslation service
Liquidators of merchandise on a contract or fee basisWater softener service
Mannequin decorating serviceWeighing foods and other commodities not connected with
Map drafting serviceWelcoming service
Mapmaking, including aerialWindow trimming service
Message service, telephone answering except beeper serviceYacht brokers
Codes Titles Total Marketable US Businesses
7389Business Services, Nec1,286,541
738900Business services, nec159,094
73890000Business services, nec159,094
738901Personal service agents, brokers, and bureaus21,714
73890100Personal service agents, brokers, and bureaus19,822
73890101Artists' agents and brokers725
73890102Authors' agents and brokers167
73890103Brokers, contract services569
73890104Lecture bureau181
73890105Playwrights' brokers20
73890106Speakers' bureau230
738902Inspection and testing services31,647
73890200Inspection and testing services21,907
73890201Air pollution measuring service188
73890202Athletic equipment inspection service24
73890203Building inspection service7,850
73890204Commodities sampling60
73890205Commodity inspection74
73890206Cotton sampling and inspection service7
73890207Industrial and commercial equipment inspection service315
73890208Petroleum refinery inspection service139
73890209Pipeline and power line inspection service392
73890210Safety inspection service571
73890211Sewer inspection service120
738903Advertising, promotional, and trade show services8,055
73890300Advertising, promotional, and trade show services3,123
73890301Convention and show services2,370
73890302Coupon redemption service112
73890303Demonstration service103
73890304Embroidery advertising631
73890305Exhibit construction by industrial contractors259
73890306Field audits, cable television75
73890307Mannequin decorating service10
73890308Promoters of shows and exhibitions481
73890309Trade show arrangement782
73890310Trading stamp promotion and redemption35
73890311Window trimming service74
738904Textile and apparel services3,199
73890400Textile and apparel services1,352
73890401Apparel designers, commercial561
73890402Apparel pressing service18
73890403Batik work4
73890404Cloth cutting, bolting, or winding136
73890405Corset representatives, fitting only12
73890406Hand painting, textile172
73890407Hosiery pairing3
73890408Rug binding18
73890409Styling of fashions, apparel, furniture, textiles, etc.619
73890410Styling, wigs37
73890411Textile designers241
73890412Textile folding and packing services15
73890413Textiles, sponging or shrinking11
738905Reservation services1,023
73890500Reservation services245
73890501Accomodation locating services274
73890502Hotel and motel reservation service318
73890503Restaurant reservation service186
738906Interior design services35,656
73890600Interior design services18,111
73890601Decoration service for special events2,227
73890602Interior designer9,535
73890603Interior decorating5,783
738907Finishing services1,684
73890700Finishing services1,316
73890701Bathroom fixture reglazing56
73890702Furniture finishing121
73890703Laminating service191
738908Mapmaking services572
73890800Mapmaking services159
73890801Mapmaking or drafting, including aerial191
73890802Photogrammatic mapping222
738909Financial services25,282
73890900Financial services23,240
73890901Charge account service67
73890902Check validation service66
73890903Credit card service1,902
738910Telephone services7,489
73891000Telephone services4,048
73891001Telephone answering service1,740
73891002Correct time service45
73891003Switchboard operation, private branch exchanges20
73891004Teleconferencing services132
73891005Telemarketing services1,284
73891006Telephone directory distribution, contract or fee basis72
73891007Telephone solicitation service28
73891008Pay telephone network120
738911Music and broadcasting services12,526
73891100Music and broadcasting services5,423
73891101Music copying service71
73891102Music distribution systems185
73891103Radio broadcasting music checkers75
73891104Radio transcription service188
73891105Recording studio, noncommercial records4,823
73891106Music recording producer1,691
73891107Audio cassette duplication services70
738912Packaging and labeling services3,038
73891200Packaging and labeling services2,974
73891201Labeling bottles, cans, cartons, etc.50
73891202Mounting merchandise on cards14
738913Legal and tax services21,685
73891300Legal and tax services2,946
73891301Arbitration and conciliation service1,870
73891302Bail bonding6,712
73891304Copyright protection service60
73891305Drawback service, customs18
73891306Notary publics6,125
73891307Paralegal service1,570
73891308Patent brokers127
73891309Process serving service779
73891310Repossession service633
73891311Tax collection agency305
73891312Tax title dealers37
738914Auction, appraisal, and exchange services15,699
73891400Auction, appraisal, and exchange services6,066
73891401Appraisers, except real estate2,333
73891402Auctioneers, fee basis4,385
73891403Barter exchange119
73891404Bottle exchange16
73891405Bottle sorting48
73891406Flea market1,011
73891407Merchandise liquidators1,494
73891408Time-share condominium exchange227
738915Lettering and sign painting services1,387
73891500Lettering and sign painting services328
73891501Lettering service160
73891502Show card and poster painting12
73891503Sign painting and lettering shop887
738916Mailing and messenger services11,523
73891600Mailing and messenger services1,244
73891601Courier or messenger service2,569
73891602Florist telegraph service20
73891603Mailbox rental and related service7,424
73891604Post office contract stations154
73891605Presorted mail service112
738917Brokers' services7,738
73891700Brokers' services3,453
73891701Brokers, business: buying and selling business enterprises1,656
73891702Fish broker102
73891703Log and lumber broker187
73891704Photography brokers161
73891705Yacht brokers1,119
73891706Printing broker1,060
738918Design services146,572
73891800Design services144,686
73891801Design, commercial and industrial1,815
73891802Hand tool designers41
73891803Shoe designers30
738919Metal cutting services423
73891900Metal cutting services273
73891901Metal slitting and shearing67
73891902Scrap steel cutting83
738999Business services, nec, nec770,535
73899901Automobile recovery service1,475
73899902Balloons, novelty and toy129
73899903Bronzing, baby shoes17
73899904Building scale models78
73899905Child restraint seat, automotive: rental15
73899906Coffee service731
73899907Contractors' disbursement control112
73899908Cosmetic kits, assembling and packaging95
73899909Crane and aerial lift service942
73899910Divers, commercial334
73899911Document and office record destruction1,051
73899912Document embossing38
73899913Drafting service, except temporary help1,686
73899914Drive-a-way automobile service92
73899915Engraving service1,524
73899916Engrossing: diplomas, resolutions, etc.13
73899917Field warehousing136
73899918Filling pressure containers29
73899919Fire extinguisher servicing1,333
73899920Fire protection service other than forestry or public2,298
73899921Flagging service (traffic control)269
73899922Float decoration31
73899923Fund raising organizations7,165
73899924Gas system conversion35
73899925Grinding, precision: commercial or industrial327
73899926Handwriting analysis96
73899927Human skeleton preparation5
73899928Ice surface maintenance: hockey, curling, etc.12
73899929Inventory computing service762
73899930Marine reporting84
73899931Meter readers, remote64
73899932Microfilm recording and developing service215
73899933Office facilities and secretarial service rental2,990
73899934Patrol of electric transmission or gas lines22
73899935Personal investigation service1,445
73899936Photographic library service54
73899937Pilot car escort service131
73899938Plant care service410
73899939Press clipping service36
73899940Printed circuitry graphic layout120
73899941Product sterilization service47
73899942Purchasing service657
73899943Racetrack cleaning, except buildings5
73899944Relocation service744
73899945Salvaging of damaged merchandise, service only133
73899946Sewing contractor849
73899947Solvents recovery service36
73899948Swimming pool and hot tub service and maintenance10,827
73899949Tape slitting9
73899950Tobacco sheeting service2
73899951Tombstone engraving44
73899952Tourist information bureau1,165
73899953Translation services6,272
73899954Water softener service2,509
73899955Weighing, food and commodity49
73899956Welcoming services117
73899957Aquarium design and maintenance236
73899958Subscription fulfillment services: magazine, newspaper, etc.214
73899959Explosives recovery or extraction services27
73899960Estimating service, construction497
73899961Aquatic weed maintenance77
73899962Printers' services: folding, collating, etc.463
73899963Bicycle assembly service46
73899964Product endorsement service70
73899965Inventory stocking service139
73899966Document storage service353
73899967Tenant screening service66
73899999Business services at non-commercial site714,494