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, Nec1,210,664
738900Business services, nec129,349
73890000Business services, nec129,349
738901Personal service agents, brokers, and bureaus23,740
73890100Personal service agents, brokers, and bureaus21,956
73890101Artists' agents and brokers673
73890102Authors' agents and brokers154
73890103Brokers, contract services553
73890104Lecture bureau171
73890105Playwrights' brokers17
73890106Speakers' bureau216
738902Inspection and testing services33,304
73890200Inspection and testing services21,357
73890201Air pollution measuring service235
73890202Athletic equipment inspection service20
73890203Building inspection service10,093
73890204Commodities sampling56
73890205Commodity inspection67
73890206Cotton sampling and inspection service6
73890207Industrial and commercial equipment inspection service299
73890208Petroleum refinery inspection service122
73890209Pipeline and power line inspection service391
73890210Safety inspection service542
73890211Sewer inspection service116
738903Advertising, promotional, and trade show services7,825
73890300Advertising, promotional, and trade show services2,950
73890301Convention and show services2,513
73890302Coupon redemption service111
73890303Demonstration service88
73890304Embroidery advertising565
73890305Exhibit construction by industrial contractors237
73890306Field audits, cable television66
73890307Mannequin decorating service9
73890308Promoters of shows and exhibitions459
73890309Trade show arrangement724
73890310Trading stamp promotion and redemption33
73890311Window trimming service70
738904Textile and apparel services3,128
73890400Textile and apparel services1,271
73890401Apparel designers, commercial541
73890402Apparel pressing service18
73890403Batik work6
73890404Cloth cutting, bolting, or winding109
73890405Corset representatives, fitting only12
73890406Hand painting, textile153
73890407Hosiery pairing2
73890408Rug binding18
73890409Styling of fashions, apparel, furniture, textiles, etc.695
73890410Styling, wigs59
73890411Textile designers217
73890412Textile folding and packing services16
73890413Textiles, sponging or shrinking11
738905Reservation services960
73890500Reservation services226
73890501Accomodation locating services264
73890502Hotel and motel reservation service293
73890503Restaurant reservation service177
738906Interior design services36,265
73890600Interior design services16,782
73890601Decoration service for special events2,298
73890602Interior designer11,774
73890603Interior decorating5,411
738907Finishing services1,470
73890700Finishing services1,131
73890701Bathroom fixture reglazing47
73890702Furniture finishing113
73890703Laminating service179
738908Mapmaking services553
73890800Mapmaking services161
73890801Mapmaking or drafting, including aerial184
73890802Photogrammatic mapping208
738909Financial services26,231
73890900Financial services23,959
73890901Charge account service76
73890902Check validation service54
73890903Credit card service2,134
738910Telephone services7,317
73891000Telephone services3,928
73891001Telephone answering service1,765
73891002Correct time service36
73891003Switchboard operation, private branch exchanges20
73891004Teleconferencing services132
73891005Telemarketing services1,243
73891006Telephone directory distribution, contract or fee basis61
73891007Telephone solicitation service26
73891008Pay telephone network106
738911Music and broadcasting services12,595
73891100Music and broadcasting services5,083
73891101Music copying service66
73891102Music distribution systems188
73891103Radio broadcasting music checkers69
73891104Radio transcription service174
73891105Recording studio, noncommercial records5,314
73891106Music recording producer1,634
73891107Audio cassette duplication services67
738912Packaging and labeling services3,095
73891200Packaging and labeling services3,039
73891201Labeling bottles, cans, cartons, etc.45
73891202Mounting merchandise on cards11
738913Legal and tax services22,174
73891300Legal and tax services2,950
73891301Arbitration and conciliation service1,844
73891302Bail bonding6,799
73891303Bondsperson407
73891304Copyright protection service55
73891305Drawback service, customs15
73891306Notary publics6,725
73891307Paralegal service1,538
73891308Patent brokers123
73891309Process serving service789
73891310Repossession service610
73891311Tax collection agency284
73891312Tax title dealers35
738914Auction, appraisal, and exchange services15,726
73891400Auction, appraisal, and exchange services5,316
73891401Appraisers, except real estate2,233
73891402Auctioneers, fee basis5,436
73891403Barter exchange133
73891404Bottle exchange17
73891405Bottle sorting41
73891406Flea market964
73891407Merchandise liquidators1,386
73891408Time-share condominium exchange200
738915Lettering and sign painting services1,236
73891500Lettering and sign painting services294
73891501Lettering service152
73891502Show card and poster painting11
73891503Sign painting and lettering shop779
738916Mailing and messenger services11,580
73891600Mailing and messenger services1,288
73891601Courier or messenger service2,678
73891602Florist telegraph service18
73891603Mailbox rental and related service7,357
73891604Post office contract stations136
73891605Presorted mail service103
738917Brokers' services7,457
73891700Brokers' services3,216
73891701Brokers, business: buying and selling business enterprises1,726
73891702Fish broker88
73891703Log and lumber broker171
73891704Photography brokers166
73891705Yacht brokers1,124
73891706Printing broker966
738918Design services214,632
73891800Design services212,900
73891801Design, commercial and industrial1,666
73891802Hand tool designers37
73891803Shoe designers29
738919Metal cutting services389
73891900Metal cutting services255
73891901Metal slitting and shearing61
73891902Scrap steel cutting73
738999Business services, nec, nec651,638
73899901Automobile recovery service1,413
73899902Balloons, novelty and toy121
73899903Bronzing, baby shoes17
73899904Building scale models70
73899905Child restraint seat, automotive: rental16
73899906Coffee service715
73899907Contractors' disbursement control106
73899908Cosmetic kits, assembling and packaging89
73899909Crane and aerial lift service853
73899910Divers, commercial372
73899911Document and office record destruction1,082
73899912Document embossing40
73899913Drafting service, except temporary help1,646
73899914Drive-a-way automobile service97
73899915Engraving service1,560
73899916Engrossing: diplomas, resolutions, etc.12
73899917Field warehousing132
73899918Filling pressure containers26
73899919Fire extinguisher servicing1,257
73899920Fire protection service other than forestry or public2,201
73899921Flagging service (traffic control)275
73899922Float decoration31
73899923Fund raising organizations6,395
73899924Gas system conversion35
73899925Grinding, precision: commercial or industrial310
73899926Handwriting analysis90
73899927Human skeleton preparation4
73899928Ice surface maintenance: hockey, curling, etc.10
73899929Inventory computing service698
73899930Marine reporting75
73899931Meter readers, remote60
73899932Microfilm recording and developing service192
73899933Office facilities and secretarial service rental3,067
73899934Patrol of electric transmission or gas lines21
73899935Personal investigation service1,382
73899936Photographic library service50
73899937Pilot car escort service132
73899938Plant care service373
73899939Press clipping service31
73899940Printed circuitry graphic layout105
73899941Product sterilization service50
73899942Purchasing service629
73899943Racetrack cleaning, except buildings7
73899944Relocation service719
73899945Salvaging of damaged merchandise, service only126
73899946Sewing contractor808
73899947Solvents recovery service31
73899948Swimming pool and hot tub service and maintenance11,629
73899949Tape slitting7
73899950Tobacco sheeting service2
73899951Tombstone engraving38
73899952Tourist information bureau1,198
73899953Translation services6,922
73899954Water softener service2,392
73899955Weighing, food and commodity48
73899956Welcoming services105
73899957Aquarium design and maintenance219
73899958Subscription fulfillment services: magazine, newspaper, etc.201
73899959Explosives recovery or extraction services30
73899960Estimating service, construction468
73899961Aquatic weed maintenance75
73899962Printers' services: folding, collating, etc.431
73899963Bicycle assembly service46
73899964Product endorsement service58
73899965Inventory stocking service126
73899966Document storage service316
73899967Tenant screening service59
73899999Business services at non-commercial site595,670