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, Nec1,247,664
738900Business services, nec156,295
73890000Business services, nec156,295
738901Personal service agents, brokers, and bureaus22,280
73890100Personal service agents, brokers, and bureaus20,434
73890101Artists' agents and brokers713
73890102Authors' agents and brokers165
73890103Brokers, contract services548
73890104Lecture bureau177
73890105Playwrights' brokers19
73890106Speakers' bureau224
738902Inspection and testing services31,439
73890200Inspection and testing services21,999
73890201Air pollution measuring service200
73890202Athletic equipment inspection service23
73890203Building inspection service7,579
73890204Commodities sampling58
73890205Commodity inspection71
73890206Cotton sampling and inspection service6
73890207Industrial and commercial equipment inspection service302
73890208Petroleum refinery inspection service132
73890209Pipeline and power line inspection service388
73890210Safety inspection service559
73890211Sewer inspection service122
738903Advertising, promotional, and trade show services7,879
73890300Advertising, promotional, and trade show services3,037
73890301Convention and show services2,341
73890302Coupon redemption service108
73890303Demonstration service100
73890304Embroidery advertising608
73890305Exhibit construction by industrial contractors246
73890306Field audits, cable television71
73890307Mannequin decorating service10
73890308Promoters of shows and exhibitions474
73890309Trade show arrangement778
73890310Trading stamp promotion and redemption34
73890311Window trimming service72
738904Textile and apparel services3,134
73890400Textile and apparel services1,324
73890401Apparel designers, commercial544
73890402Apparel pressing service18
73890403Batik work4
73890404Cloth cutting, bolting, or winding128
73890405Corset representatives, fitting only12
73890406Hand painting, textile162
73890407Hosiery pairing3
73890408Rug binding17
73890409Styling of fashions, apparel, furniture, textiles, etc.621
73890410Styling, wigs40
73890411Textile designers234
73890412Textile folding and packing services16
73890413Textiles, sponging or shrinking11
738905Reservation services1,001
73890500Reservation services240
73890501Accomodation locating services266
73890502Hotel and motel reservation service312
73890503Restaurant reservation service183
738906Interior design services34,832
73890600Interior design services17,635
73890601Decoration service for special events2,201
73890602Interior designer9,360
73890603Interior decorating5,636
738907Finishing services1,629
73890700Finishing services1,266
73890701Bathroom fixture reglazing55
73890702Furniture finishing120
73890703Laminating service188
738908Mapmaking services564
73890800Mapmaking services161
73890801Mapmaking or drafting, including aerial185
73890802Photogrammatic mapping218
738909Financial services25,294
73890900Financial services23,321
73890901Charge account service66
73890902Check validation service62
73890903Credit card service1,839
738910Telephone services7,343
73891000Telephone services3,984
73891001Telephone answering service1,691
73891002Correct time service43
73891003Switchboard operation, private branch exchanges20
73891004Teleconferencing services132
73891005Telemarketing services1,258
73891006Telephone directory distribution, contract or fee basis73
73891007Telephone solicitation service28
73891008Pay telephone network114
738911Music and broadcasting services12,173
73891100Music and broadcasting services5,195
73891101Music copying service70
73891102Music distribution systems184
73891103Radio broadcasting music checkers73
73891104Radio transcription service183
73891105Recording studio, noncommercial records4,755
73891106Music recording producer1,644
73891107Audio cassette duplication services69
738912Packaging and labeling services2,968
73891200Packaging and labeling services2,907
73891201Labeling bottles, cans, cartons, etc.48
73891202Mounting merchandise on cards13
738913Legal and tax services21,568
73891300Legal and tax services2,936
73891301Arbitration and conciliation service1,821
73891302Bail bonding6,620
73891304Copyright protection service56
73891305Drawback service, customs18
73891306Notary publics6,220
73891307Paralegal service1,558
73891308Patent brokers126
73891309Process serving service777
73891310Repossession service613
73891311Tax collection agency296
73891312Tax title dealers36
738914Auction, appraisal, and exchange services15,340
73891400Auction, appraisal, and exchange services6,015
73891401Appraisers, except real estate2,259
73891402Auctioneers, fee basis4,292
73891403Barter exchange118
73891404Bottle exchange17
73891405Bottle sorting46
73891406Flea market976
73891407Merchandise liquidators1,396
73891408Time-share condominium exchange221
738915Lettering and sign painting services1,358
73891500Lettering and sign painting services323
73891501Lettering service161
73891502Show card and poster painting12
73891503Sign painting and lettering shop862
738916Mailing and messenger services11,527
73891600Mailing and messenger services1,317
73891601Courier or messenger service2,557
73891602Florist telegraph service22
73891603Mailbox rental and related service7,372
73891604Post office contract stations148
73891605Presorted mail service111
738917Brokers' services7,538
73891700Brokers' services3,354
73891701Brokers, business: buying and selling business enterprises1,617
73891702Fish broker96
73891703Log and lumber broker183
73891704Photography brokers158
73891705Yacht brokers1,085
73891706Printing broker1,045
738918Design services145,718
73891800Design services143,885
73891801Design, commercial and industrial1,766
73891802Hand tool designers39
73891803Shoe designers28
738919Metal cutting services415
73891900Metal cutting services268
73891901Metal slitting and shearing65
73891902Scrap steel cutting82
738999Business services, nec, nec737,369
73899901Automobile recovery service1,430
73899902Balloons, novelty and toy131
73899903Bronzing, baby shoes17
73899904Building scale models77
73899905Child restraint seat, automotive: rental15
73899906Coffee service731
73899907Contractors' disbursement control108
73899908Cosmetic kits, assembling and packaging91
73899909Crane and aerial lift service926
73899910Divers, commercial371
73899911Document and office record destruction1,022
73899912Document embossing38
73899913Drafting service, except temporary help1,674
73899914Drive-a-way automobile service94
73899915Engraving service1,533
73899916Engrossing: diplomas, resolutions, etc.13
73899917Field warehousing132
73899918Filling pressure containers30
73899919Fire extinguisher servicing1,308
73899920Fire protection service other than forestry or public2,259
73899921Flagging service (traffic control)265
73899922Float decoration30
73899923Fund raising organizations6,944
73899924Gas system conversion35
73899925Grinding, precision: commercial or industrial321
73899926Handwriting analysis97
73899927Human skeleton preparation5
73899928Ice surface maintenance: hockey, curling, etc.11
73899929Inventory computing service716
73899930Marine reporting81
73899931Meter readers, remote63
73899932Microfilm recording and developing service202
73899933Office facilities and secretarial service rental2,936
73899934Patrol of electric transmission or gas lines23
73899935Personal investigation service1,431
73899936Photographic library service53
73899937Pilot car escort service127
73899938Plant care service403
73899939Press clipping service35
73899940Printed circuitry graphic layout117
73899941Product sterilization service47
73899942Purchasing service646
73899943Racetrack cleaning, except buildings5
73899944Relocation service743
73899945Salvaging of damaged merchandise, service only130
73899946Sewing contractor822
73899947Solvents recovery service36
73899948Swimming pool and hot tub service and maintenance10,856
73899949Tape slitting9
73899950Tobacco sheeting service2
73899951Tombstone engraving43
73899952Tourist information bureau1,153
73899953Translation services6,081
73899954Water softener service2,467
73899955Weighing, food and commodity50
73899956Welcoming services111
73899957Aquarium design and maintenance228
73899958Subscription fulfillment services: magazine, newspaper, etc.201
73899959Explosives recovery or extraction services27
73899960Estimating service, construction477
73899961Aquatic weed maintenance76
73899962Printers' services: folding, collating, etc.460
73899963Bicycle assembly service50
73899964Product endorsement service64
73899965Inventory stocking service133
73899966Document storage service334
73899967Tenant screening service62
73899999Business services at non-commercial site682,165