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, Nec1,213,440
738900Business services, nec149,877
73890000Business services, nec149,877
738901Personal service agents, brokers, and bureaus21,191
73890100Personal service agents, brokers, and bureaus19,418
73890101Artists' agents and brokers682
73890102Authors' agents and brokers157
73890103Brokers, contract services525
73890104Lecture bureau173
73890105Playwrights' brokers17
73890106Speakers' bureau219
738902Inspection and testing services30,059
73890200Inspection and testing services21,047
73890201Air pollution measuring service180
73890202Athletic equipment inspection service22
73890203Building inspection service7,289
73890204Commodities sampling55
73890205Commodity inspection70
73890206Cotton sampling and inspection service6
73890207Industrial and commercial equipment inspection service284
73890208Petroleum refinery inspection service123
73890209Pipeline and power line inspection service351
73890210Safety inspection service525
73890211Sewer inspection service107
738903Advertising, promotional, and trade show services7,443
73890300Advertising, promotional, and trade show services2,897
73890301Convention and show services2,183
73890302Coupon redemption service101
73890303Demonstration service98
73890304Embroidery advertising576
73890305Exhibit construction by industrial contractors238
73890306Field audits, cable television70
73890307Mannequin decorating service10
73890308Promoters of shows and exhibitions446
73890309Trade show arrangement720
73890310Trading stamp promotion and redemption33
73890311Window trimming service71
738904Textile and apparel services3,008
73890400Textile and apparel services1,279
73890401Apparel designers, commercial508
73890402Apparel pressing service17
73890403Batik work4
73890404Cloth cutting, bolting, or winding129
73890405Corset representatives, fitting only12
73890406Hand painting, textile159
73890407Hosiery pairing3
73890408Rug binding18
73890409Styling of fashions, apparel, furniture, textiles, etc.588
73890410Styling, wigs37
73890411Textile designers229
73890412Textile folding and packing services14
73890413Textiles, sponging or shrinking11
738905Reservation services947
73890500Reservation services224
73890501Accomodation locating services251
73890502Hotel and motel reservation service295
73890503Restaurant reservation service177
738906Interior design services33,775
73890600Interior design services17,106
73890601Decoration service for special events2,106
73890602Interior designer9,048
73890603Interior decorating5,515
738907Finishing services1,594
73890700Finishing services1,250
73890701Bathroom fixture reglazing53
73890702Furniture finishing116
73890703Laminating service175
738908Mapmaking services521
73890800Mapmaking services151
73890801Mapmaking or drafting, including aerial175
73890802Photogrammatic mapping195
738909Financial services23,738
73890900Financial services21,873
73890901Charge account service61
73890902Check validation service58
73890903Credit card service1,739
738910Telephone services7,036
73891000Telephone services3,843
73891001Telephone answering service1,609
73891002Correct time service43
73891003Switchboard operation, private branch exchanges17
73891004Teleconferencing services125
73891005Telemarketing services1,188
73891006Telephone directory distribution, contract or fee basis70
73891007Telephone solicitation service27
73891008Pay telephone network114
738911Music and broadcasting services11,838
73891100Music and broadcasting services5,113
73891101Music copying service69
73891102Music distribution systems163
73891103Radio broadcasting music checkers69
73891104Radio transcription service175
73891105Recording studio, noncommercial records4,635
73891106Music recording producer1,549
73891107Audio cassette duplication services65
738912Packaging and labeling services2,799
73891200Packaging and labeling services2,740
73891201Labeling bottles, cans, cartons, etc.45
73891202Mounting merchandise on cards14
738913Legal and tax services20,501
73891300Legal and tax services2,768
73891301Arbitration and conciliation service1,749
73891302Bail bonding6,270
73891304Copyright protection service55
73891305Drawback service, customs17
73891306Notary publics5,941
73891307Paralegal service1,514
73891308Patent brokers120
73891309Process serving service735
73891310Repossession service580
73891311Tax collection agency249
73891312Tax title dealers33
738914Auction, appraisal, and exchange services14,692
73891400Auction, appraisal, and exchange services5,763
73891401Appraisers, except real estate2,171
73891402Auctioneers, fee basis4,037
73891403Barter exchange109
73891404Bottle exchange16
73891405Bottle sorting46
73891406Flea market941
73891407Merchandise liquidators1,398
73891408Time-share condominium exchange211
738915Lettering and sign painting services1,291
73891500Lettering and sign painting services308
73891501Lettering service154
73891502Show card and poster painting12
73891503Sign painting and lettering shop817
738916Mailing and messenger services11,027
73891600Mailing and messenger services1,211
73891601Courier or messenger service2,450
73891602Florist telegraph service18
73891603Mailbox rental and related service7,102
73891604Post office contract stations140
73891605Presorted mail service106
738917Brokers' services7,180
73891700Brokers' services3,209
73891701Brokers, business: buying and selling business enterprises1,517
73891702Fish broker89
73891703Log and lumber broker161
73891704Photography brokers154
73891705Yacht brokers1,052
73891706Printing broker998
738918Design services141,392
73891800Design services139,643
73891801Design, commercial and industrial1,682
73891802Hand tool designers41
73891803Shoe designers26
738919Metal cutting services393
73891900Metal cutting services252
73891901Metal slitting and shearing64
73891902Scrap steel cutting77
738999Business services, nec, nec723,138
73899901Automobile recovery service1,345
73899902Balloons, novelty and toy125
73899903Bronzing, baby shoes17
73899904Building scale models71
73899905Child restraint seat, automotive: rental15
73899906Coffee service698
73899907Contractors' disbursement control102
73899908Cosmetic kits, assembling and packaging84
73899909Crane and aerial lift service864
73899910Divers, commercial339
73899911Document and office record destruction968
73899912Document embossing37
73899913Drafting service, except temporary help1,607
73899914Drive-a-way automobile service87
73899915Engraving service1,459
73899916Engrossing: diplomas, resolutions, etc.13
73899917Field warehousing120
73899918Filling pressure containers26
73899919Fire extinguisher servicing1,248
73899920Fire protection service other than forestry or public2,086
73899921Flagging service (traffic control)237
73899922Float decoration27
73899923Fund raising organizations6,656
73899924Gas system conversion35
73899925Grinding, precision: commercial or industrial302
73899926Handwriting analysis93
73899927Human skeleton preparation4
73899928Ice surface maintenance: hockey, curling, etc.12
73899929Inventory computing service709
73899930Marine reporting78
73899931Meter readers, remote55
73899932Microfilm recording and developing service189
73899933Office facilities and secretarial service rental2,825
73899934Patrol of electric transmission or gas lines22
73899935Personal investigation service1,445
73899936Photographic library service49
73899937Pilot car escort service123
73899938Plant care service382
73899939Press clipping service32
73899940Printed circuitry graphic layout113
73899941Product sterilization service43
73899942Purchasing service582
73899943Racetrack cleaning, except buildings5
73899944Relocation service701
73899945Salvaging of damaged merchandise, service only118
73899946Sewing contractor791
73899947Solvents recovery service35
73899948Swimming pool and hot tub service and maintenance10,448
73899949Tape slitting9
73899950Tobacco sheeting service2
73899951Tombstone engraving41
73899952Tourist information bureau1,063
73899953Translation services5,904
73899954Water softener service2,315
73899955Weighing, food and commodity47
73899956Welcoming services104
73899957Aquarium design and maintenance221
73899958Subscription fulfillment services: magazine, newspaper, etc.181
73899959Explosives recovery or extraction services26
73899960Estimating service, construction459
73899961Aquatic weed maintenance72
73899962Printers' services: folding, collating, etc.442
73899963Bicycle assembly service47
73899964Product endorsement service67
73899965Inventory stocking service128
73899966Document storage service306
73899967Tenant screening service60
73899999Business services at non-commercial site670,525