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, Nec1,237,726
738900Business services, nec102,630
73890000Business services, nec102,630
738901Personal service agents, brokers, and bureaus26,924
73890100Personal service agents, brokers, and bureaus25,048
73890101Artists' agents and brokers706
73890102Authors' agents and brokers148
73890103Brokers, contract services608
73890104Lecture bureau172
73890105Playwrights' brokers15
73890106Speakers' bureau227
738902Inspection and testing services33,270
73890200Inspection and testing services18,822
73890201Air pollution measuring service261
73890202Athletic equipment inspection service22
73890203Building inspection service12,601
73890204Commodities sampling53
73890205Commodity inspection66
73890206Cotton sampling and inspection service6
73890207Industrial and commercial equipment inspection service298
73890208Petroleum refinery inspection service113
73890209Pipeline and power line inspection service374
73890210Safety inspection service537
73890211Sewer inspection service117
738903Advertising, promotional, and trade show services8,115
73890300Advertising, promotional, and trade show services3,052
73890301Convention and show services2,640
73890302Coupon redemption service107
73890303Demonstration service85
73890304Embroidery advertising554
73890305Exhibit construction by industrial contractors224
73890306Field audits, cable television65
73890307Mannequin decorating service10
73890308Promoters of shows and exhibitions567
73890309Trade show arrangement720
73890310Trading stamp promotion and redemption32
73890311Window trimming service59
738904Textile and apparel services3,935
73890400Textile and apparel services1,216
73890401Apparel designers, commercial602
73890402Apparel pressing service25
73890403Batik work5
73890404Cloth cutting, bolting, or winding93
73890405Corset representatives, fitting only13
73890406Hand painting, textile147
73890407Hosiery pairing2
73890408Rug binding15
73890409Styling of fashions, apparel, furniture, textiles, etc.1,277
73890410Styling, wigs309
73890411Textile designers204
73890412Textile folding and packing services16
73890413Textiles, sponging or shrinking11
738905Reservation services1,136
73890500Reservation services223
73890501Accomodation locating services459
73890502Hotel and motel reservation service273
73890503Restaurant reservation service181
738906Interior design services37,420
73890600Interior design services15,476
73890601Decoration service for special events3,405
73890602Interior designer13,397
73890603Interior decorating5,142
738907Finishing services1,308
73890700Finishing services986
73890701Bathroom fixture reglazing45
73890702Furniture finishing110
73890703Laminating service167
738908Mapmaking services560
73890800Mapmaking services160
73890801Mapmaking or drafting, including aerial185
73890802Photogrammatic mapping215
738909Financial services28,349
73890900Financial services25,596
73890901Charge account service82
73890902Check validation service56
73890903Credit card service2,603
738910Telephone services7,123
73891000Telephone services3,655
73891001Telephone answering service1,817
73891002Correct time service32
73891003Switchboard operation, private branch exchanges16
73891004Teleconferencing services144
73891005Telemarketing services1,271
73891006Telephone directory distribution, contract or fee basis58
73891007Telephone solicitation service26
73891008Pay telephone network104
738911Music and broadcasting services13,240
73891100Music and broadcasting services4,912
73891101Music copying service64
73891102Music distribution systems241
73891103Radio broadcasting music checkers64
73891104Radio transcription service165
73891105Recording studio, noncommercial records5,912
73891106Music recording producer1,818
73891107Audio cassette duplication services64
738912Packaging and labeling services3,052
73891200Packaging and labeling services2,996
73891201Labeling bottles, cans, cartons, etc.46
73891202Mounting merchandise on cards10
738913Legal and tax services25,998
73891300Legal and tax services3,032
73891301Arbitration and conciliation service1,760
73891302Bail bonding6,659
73891303Bondsperson337
73891304Copyright protection service56
73891305Drawback service, customs19
73891306Notary publics10,778
73891307Paralegal service1,550
73891308Patent brokers114
73891309Process serving service774
73891310Repossession service616
73891311Tax collection agency268
73891312Tax title dealers35
738914Auction, appraisal, and exchange services15,045
73891400Auction, appraisal, and exchange services4,277
73891401Appraisers, except real estate2,099
73891402Auctioneers, fee basis6,038
73891403Barter exchange133
73891404Bottle exchange16
73891405Bottle sorting33
73891406Flea market921
73891407Merchandise liquidators1,347
73891408Time-share condominium exchange181
738915Lettering and sign painting services1,141
73891500Lettering and sign painting services273
73891501Lettering service138
73891502Show card and poster painting11
73891503Sign painting and lettering shop719
738916Mailing and messenger services11,459
73891600Mailing and messenger services666
73891601Courier or messenger service2,880
73891602Florist telegraph service17
73891603Mailbox rental and related service7,678
73891604Post office contract stations129
73891605Presorted mail service89
738917Brokers' services7,603
73891700Brokers' services3,128
73891701Brokers, business: buying and selling business enterprises1,948
73891702Fish broker85
73891703Log and lumber broker161
73891704Photography brokers265
73891705Yacht brokers1,096
73891706Printing broker920
738918Design services271,076
73891800Design services269,403
73891801Design, commercial and industrial1,607
73891802Hand tool designers33
73891803Shoe designers33
738919Metal cutting services388
73891900Metal cutting services252
73891901Metal slitting and shearing62
73891902Scrap steel cutting74
738999Business services, nec, nec637,954
73899901Automobile recovery service1,370
73899902Balloons, novelty and toy127
73899903Bronzing, baby shoes17
73899904Building scale models68
73899905Child restraint seat, automotive: rental16
73899906Coffee service739
73899907Contractors' disbursement control109
73899908Cosmetic kits, assembling and packaging101
73899909Crane and aerial lift service784
73899910Divers, commercial356
73899911Document and office record destruction1,105
73899912Document embossing33
73899913Drafting service, except temporary help1,587
73899914Drive-a-way automobile service107
73899915Engraving service1,570
73899916Engrossing: diplomas, resolutions, etc.10
73899917Field warehousing121
73899918Filling pressure containers25
73899919Fire extinguisher servicing1,192
73899920Fire protection service other than forestry or public2,056
73899921Flagging service (traffic control)308
73899922Float decoration29
73899923Fund raising organizations6,213
73899924Gas system conversion37
73899925Grinding, precision: commercial or industrial275
73899926Handwriting analysis89
73899927Human skeleton preparation4
73899928Ice surface maintenance: hockey, curling, etc.9
73899929Inventory computing service649
73899930Marine reporting70
73899931Meter readers, remote53
73899932Microfilm recording and developing service179
73899933Office facilities and secretarial service rental3,145
73899934Patrol of electric transmission or gas lines22
73899935Personal investigation service1,310
73899936Photographic library service48
73899937Pilot car escort service152
73899938Plant care service343
73899939Press clipping service33
73899940Printed circuitry graphic layout100
73899941Product sterilization service45
73899942Purchasing service620
73899943Racetrack cleaning, except buildings7
73899944Relocation service755
73899945Salvaging of damaged merchandise, service only117
73899946Sewing contractor771
73899947Solvents recovery service30
73899948Swimming pool and hot tub service and maintenance11,823
73899949Tape slitting7
73899950Tobacco sheeting service1
73899951Tombstone engraving31
73899952Tourist information bureau1,229
73899953Translation services6,974
73899954Water softener service2,219
73899955Weighing, food and commodity47
73899956Welcoming services96
73899957Aquarium design and maintenance215
73899958Subscription fulfillment services: magazine, newspaper, etc.234
73899959Explosives recovery or extraction services28
73899960Estimating service, construction465
73899961Aquatic weed maintenance75
73899962Printers' services: folding, collating, etc.399
73899963Bicycle assembly service50
73899964Product endorsement service60
73899965Inventory stocking service115
73899966Document storage service306
73899967Tenant screening service62
73899999Business services at non-commercial site581,576