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, Nec1,239,028
738900Business services, nec117,589
73890000Business services, nec117,589
738901Personal service agents, brokers, and bureaus26,458
73890100Personal service agents, brokers, and bureaus24,625
73890101Artists' agents and brokers695
73890102Authors' agents and brokers148
73890103Brokers, contract services580
73890104Lecture bureau173
73890105Playwrights' brokers15
73890106Speakers' bureau222
738902Inspection and testing services32,752
73890200Inspection and testing services19,021
73890201Air pollution measuring service259
73890202Athletic equipment inspection service23
73890203Building inspection service11,904
73890204Commodities sampling52
73890205Commodity inspection66
73890206Cotton sampling and inspection service6
73890207Industrial and commercial equipment inspection service295
73890208Petroleum refinery inspection service111
73890209Pipeline and power line inspection service369
73890210Safety inspection service531
73890211Sewer inspection service115
738903Advertising, promotional, and trade show services7,920
73890300Advertising, promotional, and trade show services3,006
73890301Convention and show services2,526
73890302Coupon redemption service108
73890303Demonstration service85
73890304Embroidery advertising551
73890305Exhibit construction by industrial contractors224
73890306Field audits, cable television64
73890307Mannequin decorating service10
73890308Promoters of shows and exhibitions551
73890309Trade show arrangement704
73890310Trading stamp promotion and redemption31
73890311Window trimming service60
738904Textile and apparel services3,805
73890400Textile and apparel services1,215
73890401Apparel designers, commercial584
73890402Apparel pressing service23
73890403Batik work5
73890404Cloth cutting, bolting, or winding94
73890405Corset representatives, fitting only12
73890406Hand painting, textile147
73890407Hosiery pairing2
73890408Rug binding15
73890409Styling of fashions, apparel, furniture, textiles, etc.1,198
73890410Styling, wigs283
73890411Textile designers201
73890412Textile folding and packing services16
73890413Textiles, sponging or shrinking10
738905Reservation services1,079
73890500Reservation services222
73890501Accomodation locating services415
73890502Hotel and motel reservation service268
73890503Restaurant reservation service174
738906Interior design services36,697
73890600Interior design services15,445
73890601Decoration service for special events3,201
73890602Interior designer12,916
73890603Interior decorating5,135
738907Finishing services1,319
73890700Finishing services996
73890701Bathroom fixture reglazing45
73890702Furniture finishing110
73890703Laminating service168
738908Mapmaking services554
73890800Mapmaking services160
73890801Mapmaking or drafting, including aerial183
73890802Photogrammatic mapping211
738909Financial services27,492
73890900Financial services24,835
73890901Charge account service81
73890902Check validation service54
73890903Credit card service2,510
738910Telephone services7,026
73891000Telephone services3,630
73891001Telephone answering service1,777
73891002Correct time service32
73891003Switchboard operation, private branch exchanges16
73891004Teleconferencing services140
73891005Telemarketing services1,244
73891006Telephone directory distribution, contract or fee basis58
73891007Telephone solicitation service26
73891008Pay telephone network103
738911Music and broadcasting services12,982
73891100Music and broadcasting services4,863
73891101Music copying service65
73891102Music distribution systems225
73891103Radio broadcasting music checkers64
73891104Radio transcription service168
73891105Recording studio, noncommercial records5,771
73891106Music recording producer1,762
73891107Audio cassette duplication services64
738912Packaging and labeling services2,998
73891200Packaging and labeling services2,943
73891201Labeling bottles, cans, cartons, etc.45
73891202Mounting merchandise on cards10
738913Legal and tax services25,216
73891300Legal and tax services2,973
73891301Arbitration and conciliation service1,746
73891302Bail bonding6,584
73891304Copyright protection service54
73891305Drawback service, customs19
73891306Notary publics10,189
73891307Paralegal service1,530
73891308Patent brokers114
73891309Process serving service755
73891310Repossession service607
73891311Tax collection agency269
73891312Tax title dealers36
738914Auction, appraisal, and exchange services14,964
73891400Auction, appraisal, and exchange services4,484
73891401Appraisers, except real estate2,068
73891402Auctioneers, fee basis5,785
73891403Barter exchange132
73891404Bottle exchange16
73891405Bottle sorting33
73891406Flea market918
73891407Merchandise liquidators1,345
73891408Time-share condominium exchange183
738915Lettering and sign painting services1,152
73891500Lettering and sign painting services278
73891501Lettering service140
73891502Show card and poster painting11
73891503Sign painting and lettering shop723
738916Mailing and messenger services11,279
73891600Mailing and messenger services669
73891601Courier or messenger service2,793
73891602Florist telegraph service17
73891603Mailbox rental and related service7,586
73891604Post office contract stations125
73891605Presorted mail service89
738917Brokers' services7,447
73891700Brokers' services3,070
73891701Brokers, business: buying and selling business enterprises1,894
73891702Fish broker83
73891703Log and lumber broker161
73891704Photography brokers254
73891705Yacht brokers1,073
73891706Printing broker912
738918Design services251,299
73891800Design services249,646
73891801Design, commercial and industrial1,590
73891802Hand tool designers32
73891803Shoe designers31
738919Metal cutting services386
73891900Metal cutting services250
73891901Metal slitting and shearing62
73891902Scrap steel cutting74
738999Business services, nec, nec648,614
73899901Automobile recovery service1,357
73899902Balloons, novelty and toy124
73899903Bronzing, baby shoes17
73899904Building scale models67
73899905Child restraint seat, automotive: rental16
73899906Coffee service715
73899907Contractors' disbursement control106
73899908Cosmetic kits, assembling and packaging102
73899909Crane and aerial lift service785
73899910Divers, commercial358
73899911Document and office record destruction1,101
73899912Document embossing33
73899913Drafting service, except temporary help1,573
73899914Drive-a-way automobile service105
73899915Engraving service1,538
73899916Engrossing: diplomas, resolutions, etc.10
73899917Field warehousing120
73899918Filling pressure containers24
73899919Fire extinguisher servicing1,196
73899920Fire protection service other than forestry or public2,047
73899921Flagging service (traffic control)304
73899922Float decoration29
73899923Fund raising organizations6,132
73899924Gas system conversion37
73899925Grinding, precision: commercial or industrial275
73899926Handwriting analysis87
73899927Human skeleton preparation4
73899928Ice surface maintenance: hockey, curling, etc.9
73899929Inventory computing service647
73899930Marine reporting70
73899931Meter readers, remote53
73899932Microfilm recording and developing service179
73899933Office facilities and secretarial service rental3,097
73899934Patrol of electric transmission or gas lines21
73899935Personal investigation service1,310
73899936Photographic library service48
73899937Pilot car escort service149
73899938Plant care service345
73899939Press clipping service33
73899940Printed circuitry graphic layout99
73899941Product sterilization service44
73899942Purchasing service614
73899943Racetrack cleaning, except buildings7
73899944Relocation service746
73899945Salvaging of damaged merchandise, service only117
73899946Sewing contractor768
73899947Solvents recovery service30
73899948Swimming pool and hot tub service and maintenance11,634
73899949Tape slitting7
73899950Tobacco sheeting service1
73899951Tombstone engraving31
73899952Tourist information bureau1,192
73899953Translation services6,841
73899954Water softener service2,214
73899955Weighing, food and commodity45
73899956Welcoming services96
73899957Aquarium design and maintenance212
73899958Subscription fulfillment services: magazine, newspaper, etc.233
73899959Explosives recovery or extraction services28
73899960Estimating service, construction464
73899961Aquatic weed maintenance73
73899962Printers' services: folding, collating, etc.400
73899963Bicycle assembly service49
73899964Product endorsement service60
73899965Inventory stocking service116
73899966Document storage service305
73899967Tenant screening service60
73899999Business services at non-commercial site593,050