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 TitlesTotal Marketable US Businesses
7389Business Services, Nec1,256,157
738900Business services, nec103,913
73890000Business services, nec103,913
738901Personal service agents, brokers, and bureaus27,225
73890100Personal service agents, brokers, and bureaus25,307
73890101Artists' agents and brokers720
73890102Authors' agents and brokers150
73890103Brokers, contract services626
73890104Lecture bureau177
73890105Playwrights' brokers15
73890106Speakers' bureau230
738902Inspection and testing services33,642
73890200Inspection and testing services18,836
73890201Air pollution measuring service259
73890202Athletic equipment inspection service23
73890203Building inspection service12,950
73890204Commodities sampling54
73890205Commodity inspection65
73890206Cotton sampling and inspection service6
73890207Industrial and commercial equipment inspection service300
73890208Petroleum refinery inspection service114
73890209Pipeline and power line inspection service377
73890210Safety inspection service541
73890211Sewer inspection service117
738903Advertising, promotional, and trade show services8,194
73890300Advertising, promotional, and trade show services3,077
73890301Convention and show services2,669
73890302Coupon redemption service108
73890303Demonstration service85
73890304Embroidery advertising564
73890305Exhibit construction by industrial contractors224
73890306Field audits, cable television65
73890307Mannequin decorating service10
73890308Promoters of shows and exhibitions571
73890309Trade show arrangement730
73890310Trading stamp promotion and redemption32
73890311Window trimming service59
738904Textile and apparel services3,998
73890400Textile and apparel services1,217
73890401Apparel designers, commercial611
73890402Apparel pressing service25
73890403Batik work5
73890404Cloth cutting, bolting, or winding90
73890405Corset representatives, fitting only13
73890406Hand painting, textile147
73890407Hosiery pairing2
73890408Rug binding15
73890409Styling of fashions, apparel, furniture, textiles, etc.1,329
73890410Styling, wigs313
73890411Textile designers203
73890412Textile folding and packing services17
73890413Textiles, sponging or shrinking11
738905Reservation services1,164
73890500Reservation services225
73890501Accomodation locating services480
73890502Hotel and motel reservation service275
73890503Restaurant reservation service184
738906Interior design services38,088
73890600Interior design services15,789
73890601Decoration service for special events3,489
73890602Interior designer13,701
73890603Interior decorating5,109
738907Finishing services1,267
73890700Finishing services945
73890701Bathroom fixture reglazing45
73890702Furniture finishing110
73890703Laminating service167
738908Mapmaking services567
73890800Mapmaking services161
73890801Mapmaking or drafting, including aerial188
73890802Photogrammatic mapping218
738909Financial services28,751
73890900Financial services25,945
73890901Charge account service84
73890902Check validation service55
73890903Credit card service2,654
738910Telephone services7,216
73891000Telephone services3,675
73891001Telephone answering service1,852
73891002Correct time service32
73891003Switchboard operation, private branch exchanges16
73891004Teleconferencing services150
73891005Telemarketing services1,300
73891006Telephone directory distribution, contract or fee basis58
73891007Telephone solicitation service26
73891008Pay telephone network107
738911Music and broadcasting services13,444
73891100Music and broadcasting services4,969
73891101Music copying service64
73891102Music distribution systems245
73891103Radio broadcasting music checkers63
73891104Radio transcription service167
73891105Recording studio, noncommercial records6,012
73891106Music recording producer1,861
73891107Audio cassette duplication services63
738912Packaging and labeling services3,057
73891200Packaging and labeling services3,001
73891201Labeling bottles, cans, cartons, etc.46
73891202Mounting merchandise on cards10
738913Legal and tax services26,510
73891300Legal and tax services3,046
73891301Arbitration and conciliation service1,771
73891302Bail bonding6,640
73891304Copyright protection service57
73891305Drawback service, customs19
73891306Notary publics11,231
73891307Paralegal service1,573
73891308Patent brokers117
73891309Process serving service784
73891310Repossession service633
73891311Tax collection agency269
73891312Tax title dealers35
738914Auction, appraisal, and exchange services15,106
73891400Auction, appraisal, and exchange services4,246
73891401Appraisers, except real estate2,112
73891402Auctioneers, fee basis6,107
73891403Barter exchange135
73891404Bottle exchange16
73891405Bottle sorting33
73891406Flea market925
73891407Merchandise liquidators1,352
73891408Time-share condominium exchange180
738915Lettering and sign painting services1,143
73891500Lettering and sign painting services277
73891501Lettering service138
73891502Show card and poster painting11
73891503Sign painting and lettering shop717
738916Mailing and messenger services11,615
73891600Mailing and messenger services665
73891601Courier or messenger service2,930
73891602Florist telegraph service17
73891603Mailbox rental and related service7,780
73891604Post office contract stations129
73891605Presorted mail service94
738917Brokers' services7,697
73891700Brokers' services3,159
73891701Brokers, business: buying and selling business enterprises1,981
73891702Fish broker88
73891703Log and lumber broker166
73891704Photography brokers278
73891705Yacht brokers1,103
73891706Printing broker922
738918Design services276,762
73891800Design services275,082
73891801Design, commercial and industrial1,613
73891802Hand tool designers33
73891803Shoe designers34
738919Metal cutting services395
73891900Metal cutting services255
73891901Metal slitting and shearing62
73891902Scrap steel cutting78
738999Business services, nec, nec646,403
73899901Automobile recovery service1,385
73899902Balloons, novelty and toy128
73899903Bronzing, baby shoes17
73899904Building scale models69
73899905Child restraint seat, automotive: rental17
73899906Coffee service740
73899907Contractors' disbursement control110
73899908Cosmetic kits, assembling and packaging101
73899909Crane and aerial lift service790
73899910Divers, commercial360
73899911Document and office record destruction1,115
73899912Document embossing33
73899913Drafting service, except temporary help1,601
73899914Drive-a-way automobile service109
73899915Engraving service1,579
73899916Engrossing: diplomas, resolutions, etc.11
73899917Field warehousing126
73899918Filling pressure containers24
73899919Fire extinguisher servicing1,190
73899920Fire protection service other than forestry or public2,361
73899921Flagging service (traffic control)319
73899922Float decoration29
73899923Fund raising organizations6,241
73899924Gas system conversion37
73899925Grinding, precision: commercial or industrial277
73899926Handwriting analysis89
73899927Human skeleton preparation4
73899928Ice surface maintenance: hockey, curling, etc.9
73899929Inventory computing service652
73899930Marine reporting72
73899931Meter readers, remote53
73899932Microfilm recording and developing service181
73899933Office facilities and secretarial service rental3,157
73899934Patrol of electric transmission or gas lines22
73899935Personal investigation service1,320
73899936Photographic library service46
73899937Pilot car escort service153
73899938Plant care service342
73899939Press clipping service33
73899940Printed circuitry graphic layout100
73899941Product sterilization service46
73899942Purchasing service623
73899943Racetrack cleaning, except buildings7
73899944Relocation service769
73899945Salvaging of damaged merchandise, service only118
73899946Sewing contractor770
73899947Solvents recovery service29
73899948Swimming pool and hot tub service and maintenance12,059
73899949Tape slitting7
73899950Tobacco sheeting service1
73899951Tombstone engraving31
73899952Tourist information bureau1,237
73899953Translation services7,109
73899954Water softener service2,226
73899955Weighing, food and commodity48
73899956Welcoming services96
73899957Aquarium design and maintenance219
73899958Subscription fulfillment services: magazine, newspaper, etc.236
73899959Explosives recovery or extraction services27
73899960Estimating service, construction467
73899961Aquatic weed maintenance74
73899962Printers' services: folding, collating, etc.400
73899963Bicycle assembly service51
73899964Product endorsement service60
73899965Inventory stocking service115
73899966Document storage service308
73899967Tenant screening service63
73899999Business services at non-commercial site589,048