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, Nec1,213,850
738900Business services, nec120,932
73890000Business services, nec120,932
738901Personal service agents, brokers, and bureaus22,836
73890100Personal service agents, brokers, and bureaus21,007
73890101Artists' agents and brokers700
73890102Authors' agents and brokers147
73890103Brokers, contract services572
73890104Lecture bureau174
73890105Playwrights' brokers16
73890106Speakers' bureau220
738902Inspection and testing services32,776
73890200Inspection and testing services19,403
73890201Air pollution measuring service254
73890202Athletic equipment inspection service21
73890203Building inspection service11,542
73890204Commodities sampling55
73890205Commodity inspection65
73890206Cotton sampling and inspection service6
73890207Industrial and commercial equipment inspection service302
73890208Petroleum refinery inspection service111
73890209Pipeline and power line inspection service380
73890210Safety inspection service526
73890211Sewer inspection service111
738903Advertising, promotional, and trade show services7,854
73890300Advertising, promotional, and trade show services2,925
73890301Convention and show services2,541
73890302Coupon redemption service108
73890303Demonstration service85
73890304Embroidery advertising560
73890305Exhibit construction by industrial contractors225
73890306Field audits, cable television62
73890307Mannequin decorating service9
73890308Promoters of shows and exhibitions535
73890309Trade show arrangement707
73890310Trading stamp promotion and redemption33
73890311Window trimming service64
738904Textile and apparel services3,472
73890400Textile and apparel services1,237
73890401Apparel designers, commercial564
73890402Apparel pressing service21
73890403Batik work5
73890404Cloth cutting, bolting, or winding99
73890405Corset representatives, fitting only12
73890406Hand painting, textile147
73890407Hosiery pairing2
73890408Rug binding16
73890409Styling of fashions, apparel, furniture, textiles, etc.963
73890410Styling, wigs176
73890411Textile designers203
73890412Textile folding and packing services16
73890413Textiles, sponging or shrinking11
738905Reservation services981
73890500Reservation services218
73890501Accomodation locating services310
73890502Hotel and motel reservation service277
73890503Restaurant reservation service176
738906Interior design services36,225
73890600Interior design services15,474
73890601Decoration service for special events2,712
73890602Interior designer12,848
73890603Interior decorating5,191
738907Finishing services1,379
73890700Finishing services1,053
73890701Bathroom fixture reglazing47
73890702Furniture finishing110
73890703Laminating service169
738908Mapmaking services551
73890800Mapmaking services160
73890801Mapmaking or drafting, including aerial181
73890802Photogrammatic mapping210
738909Financial services27,105
73890900Financial services24,500
73890901Charge account service83
73890902Check validation service55
73890903Credit card service2,460
738910Telephone services7,111
73891000Telephone services3,738
73891001Telephone answering service1,772
73891002Correct time service34
73891003Switchboard operation, private branch exchanges18
73891004Teleconferencing services136
73891005Telemarketing services1,227
73891006Telephone directory distribution, contract or fee basis58
73891007Telephone solicitation service25
73891008Pay telephone network103
738911Music and broadcasting services12,769
73891100Music and broadcasting services4,940
73891101Music copying service65
73891102Music distribution systems209
73891103Radio broadcasting music checkers65
73891104Radio transcription service165
73891105Recording studio, noncommercial records5,568
73891106Music recording producer1,693
73891107Audio cassette duplication services64
738912Packaging and labeling services3,032
73891200Packaging and labeling services2,975
73891201Labeling bottles, cans, cartons, etc.46
73891202Mounting merchandise on cards11
738913Legal and tax services23,744
73891300Legal and tax services2,932
73891301Arbitration and conciliation service1,772
73891302Bail bonding6,620
73891304Copyright protection service53
73891305Drawback service, customs19
73891306Notary publics8,679
73891307Paralegal service1,517
73891308Patent brokers118
73891309Process serving service772
73891310Repossession service605
73891311Tax collection agency277
73891312Tax title dealers35
738914Auction, appraisal, and exchange services15,177
73891400Auction, appraisal, and exchange services4,616
73891401Appraisers, except real estate2,109
73891402Auctioneers, fee basis5,811
73891403Barter exchange134
73891404Bottle exchange16
73891405Bottle sorting37
73891406Flea market929
73891407Merchandise liquidators1,340
73891408Time-share condominium exchange185
738915Lettering and sign painting services1,182
73891500Lettering and sign painting services285
73891501Lettering service141
73891502Show card and poster painting11
73891503Sign painting and lettering shop745
738916Mailing and messenger services11,444
73891600Mailing and messenger services1,026
73891601Courier or messenger service2,716
73891602Florist telegraph service18
73891603Mailbox rental and related service7,463
73891604Post office contract stations124
73891605Presorted mail service97
738917Brokers' services7,371
73891700Brokers' services3,113
73891701Brokers, business: buying and selling business enterprises1,793
73891702Fish broker81
73891703Log and lumber broker164
73891704Photography brokers212
73891705Yacht brokers1,077
73891706Printing broker931
738918Design services250,139
73891800Design services248,472
73891801Design, commercial and industrial1,602
73891802Hand tool designers34
73891803Shoe designers31
738919Metal cutting services381
73891900Metal cutting services246
73891901Metal slitting and shearing61
73891902Scrap steel cutting74
738999Business services, nec, nec627,389
73899901Automobile recovery service1,335
73899902Balloons, novelty and toy119
73899903Bronzing, baby shoes16
73899904Building scale models68
73899905Child restraint seat, automotive: rental16
73899906Coffee service705
73899907Contractors' disbursement control108
73899908Cosmetic kits, assembling and packaging101
73899909Crane and aerial lift service793
73899910Divers, commercial363
73899911Document and office record destruction1,151
73899912Document embossing34
73899913Drafting service, except temporary help1,588
73899914Drive-a-way automobile service103
73899915Engraving service1,555
73899916Engrossing: diplomas, resolutions, etc.12
73899917Field warehousing121
73899918Filling pressure containers25
73899919Fire extinguisher servicing1,216
73899920Fire protection service other than forestry or public2,130
73899921Flagging service (traffic control)283
73899922Float decoration30
73899923Fund raising organizations6,272
73899924Gas system conversion38
73899925Grinding, precision: commercial or industrial289
73899926Handwriting analysis89
73899927Human skeleton preparation4
73899928Ice surface maintenance: hockey, curling, etc.10
73899929Inventory computing service670
73899930Marine reporting72
73899931Meter readers, remote58
73899932Microfilm recording and developing service186
73899933Office facilities and secretarial service rental3,091
73899934Patrol of electric transmission or gas lines21
73899935Personal investigation service1,329
73899936Photographic library service52
73899937Pilot car escort service136
73899938Plant care service353
73899939Press clipping service31
73899940Printed circuitry graphic layout99
73899941Product sterilization service44
73899942Purchasing service610
73899943Racetrack cleaning, except buildings7
73899944Relocation service713
73899945Salvaging of damaged merchandise, service only123
73899946Sewing contractor773
73899947Solvents recovery service31
73899948Swimming pool and hot tub service and maintenance11,632
73899949Tape slitting7
73899950Tobacco sheeting service1
73899951Tombstone engraving34
73899952Tourist information bureau1,188
73899953Translation services6,873
73899954Water softener service2,259
73899955Weighing, food and commodity47
73899956Welcoming services100
73899957Aquarium design and maintenance214
73899958Subscription fulfillment services: magazine, newspaper, etc.212
73899959Explosives recovery or extraction services29
73899960Estimating service, construction458
73899961Aquatic weed maintenance73
73899962Printers' services: folding, collating, etc.413
73899963Bicycle assembly service46
73899964Product endorsement service60
73899965Inventory stocking service119
73899966Document storage service312
73899967Tenant screening service60
73899999Business services at non-commercial site571,728