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, Nec1,263,775
738900Business services, nec156,754
73890000Business services, nec156,754
738901Personal service agents, brokers, and bureaus19,877
73890100Personal service agents, brokers, and bureaus18,078
73890101Artists' agents and brokers701
73890102Authors' agents and brokers166
73890103Brokers, contract services524
73890104Lecture bureau169
73890105Playwrights' brokers17
73890106Speakers' bureau222
738902Inspection and testing services30,160
73890200Inspection and testing services20,860
73890201Air pollution measuring service173
73890202Athletic equipment inspection service22
73890203Building inspection service7,517
73890204Commodities sampling54
73890205Commodity inspection71
73890206Cotton sampling and inspection service5
73890207Industrial and commercial equipment inspection service301
73890208Petroleum refinery inspection service133
73890209Pipeline and power line inspection service362
73890210Safety inspection service547
73890211Sewer inspection service115
738903Advertising, promotional, and trade show services7,738
73890300Advertising, promotional, and trade show services3,021
73890301Convention and show services2,255
73890302Coupon redemption service104
73890303Demonstration service97
73890304Embroidery advertising610
73890305Exhibit construction by industrial contractors250
73890306Field audits, cable television72
73890307Mannequin decorating service9
73890308Promoters of shows and exhibitions466
73890309Trade show arrangement747
73890310Trading stamp promotion and redemption35
73890311Window trimming service72
738904Textile and apparel services3,108
73890400Textile and apparel services1,335
73890401Apparel designers, commercial525
73890402Apparel pressing service17
73890403Batik work4
73890404Cloth cutting, bolting, or winding150
73890405Corset representatives, fitting only11
73890406Hand painting, textile166
73890407Hosiery pairing3
73890408Rug binding20
73890409Styling of fashions, apparel, furniture, textiles, etc.592
73890410Styling, wigs30
73890411Textile designers230
73890412Textile folding and packing services15
73890413Textiles, sponging or shrinking10
738905Reservation services1,002
73890500Reservation services236
73890501Accomodation locating services265
73890502Hotel and motel reservation service319
73890503Restaurant reservation service182
738906Interior design services34,345
73890600Interior design services17,086
73890601Decoration service for special events2,168
73890602Interior designer9,219
73890603Interior decorating5,872
738907Finishing services1,722
73890700Finishing services1,370
73890701Bathroom fixture reglazing53
73890702Furniture finishing119
73890703Laminating service180
738908Mapmaking services531
73890800Mapmaking services149
73890801Mapmaking or drafting, including aerial180
73890802Photogrammatic mapping202
738909Financial services24,088
73890900Financial services22,166
73890901Charge account service63
73890902Check validation service60
73890903Credit card service1,792
738910Telephone services7,258
73891000Telephone services3,958
73891001Telephone answering service1,665
73891002Correct time service45
73891003Switchboard operation, private branch exchanges18
73891004Teleconferencing services125
73891005Telemarketing services1,226
73891006Telephone directory distribution, contract or fee basis70
73891007Telephone solicitation service27
73891008Pay telephone network124
738911Music and broadcasting services12,112
73891100Music and broadcasting services5,281
73891101Music copying service71
73891102Music distribution systems170
73891103Radio broadcasting music checkers71
73891104Radio transcription service182
73891105Recording studio, noncommercial records4,637
73891106Music recording producer1,632
73891107Audio cassette duplication services68
738912Packaging and labeling services3,018
73891200Packaging and labeling services2,958
73891201Labeling bottles, cans, cartons, etc.48
73891202Mounting merchandise on cards12
738913Legal and tax services20,855
73891300Legal and tax services2,889
73891301Arbitration and conciliation service1,812
73891302Bail bonding6,388
73891304Copyright protection service57
73891305Drawback service, customs17
73891306Notary publics5,907
73891307Paralegal service1,516
73891308Patent brokers126
73891309Process serving service750
73891310Repossession service600
73891311Tax collection agency262
73891312Tax title dealers35
738914Auction, appraisal, and exchange services15,074
73891400Auction, appraisal, and exchange services5,836
73891401Appraisers, except real estate2,247
73891402Auctioneers, fee basis4,136
73891403Barter exchange115
73891404Bottle exchange16
73891405Bottle sorting53
73891406Flea market987
73891407Merchandise liquidators1,462
73891408Time-share condominium exchange222
738915Lettering and sign painting services1,342
73891500Lettering and sign painting services313
73891501Lettering service159
73891502Show card and poster painting12
73891503Sign painting and lettering shop858
738916Mailing and messenger services10,762
73891600Mailing and messenger services1,709
73891601Courier or messenger service2,494
73891602Florist telegraph service19
73891603Mailbox rental and related service6,283
73891604Post office contract stations148
73891605Presorted mail service109
738917Brokers' services7,402
73891700Brokers' services3,316
73891701Brokers, business: buying and selling business enterprises1,558
73891702Fish broker94
73891703Log and lumber broker167
73891704Photography brokers154
73891705Yacht brokers1,071
73891706Printing broker1,042
738918Design services140,722
73891800Design services138,910
73891801Design, commercial and industrial1,742
73891802Hand tool designers40
73891803Shoe designers30
738919Metal cutting services408
73891900Metal cutting services258
73891901Metal slitting and shearing71
73891902Scrap steel cutting79
738999Business services, nec, nec765,497
73899901Automobile recovery service1,387
73899902Balloons, novelty and toy123
73899903Bronzing, baby shoes17
73899904Building scale models79
73899905Child restraint seat, automotive: rental14
73899906Coffee service715
73899907Contractors' disbursement control105
73899908Cosmetic kits, assembling and packaging90
73899909Crane and aerial lift service879
73899910Divers, commercial315
73899911Document and office record destruction1,017
73899912Document embossing39
73899913Drafting service, except temporary help1,617
73899914Drive-a-way automobile service89
73899915Engraving service1,449
73899916Engrossing: diplomas, resolutions, etc.12
73899917Field warehousing118
73899918Filling pressure containers25
73899919Fire extinguisher servicing1,291
73899920Fire protection service other than forestry or public2,145
73899921Flagging service (traffic control)244
73899922Float decoration30
73899923Fund raising organizations6,871
73899924Gas system conversion34
73899925Grinding, precision: commercial or industrial318
73899926Handwriting analysis95
73899927Human skeleton preparation4
73899928Ice surface maintenance: hockey, curling, etc.12
73899929Inventory computing service753
73899930Marine reporting81
73899931Meter readers, remote55
73899932Microfilm recording and developing service194
73899933Office facilities and secretarial service rental2,663
73899934Patrol of electric transmission or gas lines22
73899935Personal investigation service1,409
73899936Photographic library service50
73899937Pilot car escort service123
73899938Plant care service396
73899939Press clipping service33
73899940Printed circuitry graphic layout118
73899941Product sterilization service39
73899942Purchasing service579
73899943Racetrack cleaning, except buildings5
73899944Relocation service704
73899945Salvaging of damaged merchandise, service only127
73899946Sewing contractor827
73899947Solvents recovery service35
73899948Swimming pool and hot tub service and maintenance10,415
73899949Tape slitting8
73899950Tobacco sheeting service2
73899951Tombstone engraving37
73899952Tourist information bureau1,103
73899953Translation services6,011
73899954Water softener service2,367
73899955Weighing, food and commodity47
73899956Welcoming services102
73899957Aquarium design and maintenance226
73899958Subscription fulfillment services: magazine, newspaper, etc.193
73899959Explosives recovery or extraction services24
73899960Estimating service, construction485
73899961Aquatic weed maintenance75
73899962Printers' services: folding, collating, etc.454
73899963Bicycle assembly service43
73899964Product endorsement service68
73899965Inventory stocking service139
73899966Document storage service326
73899967Tenant screening service65
73899999Business services at non-commercial site712,243