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, Nec1,194,811
738900Business services, nec89,695
73890000Business services, nec89,695
738901Personal service agents, brokers, and bureaus26,691
73890100Personal service agents, brokers, and bureaus24,814
73890101Artists' agents and brokers710
73890102Authors' agents and brokers147
73890103Brokers, contract services606
73890104Lecture bureau176
73890105Playwrights' brokers15
73890106Speakers' bureau223
738902Inspection and testing services31,881
73890200Inspection and testing services16,386
73890201Air pollution measuring service236
73890202Athletic equipment inspection service22
73890203Building inspection service13,726
73890204Commodities sampling52
73890205Commodity inspection61
73890206Cotton sampling and inspection service6
73890207Industrial and commercial equipment inspection service284
73890208Petroleum refinery inspection service114
73890209Pipeline and power line inspection service367
73890210Safety inspection service512
73890211Sewer inspection service115
738903Advertising, promotional, and trade show services8,053
73890300Advertising, promotional, and trade show services2,969
73890301Convention and show services2,715
73890302Coupon redemption service99
73890303Demonstration service79
73890304Embroidery advertising550
73890305Exhibit construction by industrial contractors219
73890306Field audits, cable television63
73890307Mannequin decorating service9
73890308Promoters of shows and exhibitions547
73890309Trade show arrangement719
73890310Trading stamp promotion and redemption28
73890311Window trimming service56
738904Textile and apparel services3,848
73890400Textile and apparel services1,137
73890401Apparel designers, commercial595
73890402Apparel pressing service25
73890403Batik work5
73890404Cloth cutting, bolting, or winding77
73890405Corset representatives, fitting only13
73890406Hand painting, textile141
73890407Hosiery pairing2
73890408Rug binding14
73890409Styling of fashions, apparel, furniture, textiles, etc.1,299
73890410Styling, wigs310
73890411Textile designers200
73890412Textile folding and packing services20
73890413Textiles, sponging or shrinking10
738905Reservation services1,107
73890500Reservation services218
73890501Accomodation locating services456
73890502Hotel and motel reservation service266
73890503Restaurant reservation service167
738906Interior design services37,583
73890600Interior design services14,986
73890601Decoration service for special events3,400
73890602Interior designer14,307
73890603Interior decorating4,890
738907Finishing services1,183
73890700Finishing services881
73890701Bathroom fixture reglazing42
73890702Furniture finishing100
73890703Laminating service160
738908Mapmaking services533
73890800Mapmaking services154
73890801Mapmaking or drafting, including aerial175
73890802Photogrammatic mapping204
738909Financial services27,873
73890900Financial services25,024
73890901Charge account service78
73890902Check validation service50
73890903Credit card service2,706
738910Telephone services6,964
73891000Telephone services3,503
73891001Telephone answering service1,796
73891002Correct time service31
73891003Switchboard operation, private branch exchanges14
73891004Teleconferencing services146
73891005Telemarketing services1,291
73891006Telephone directory distribution, contract or fee basis56
73891007Telephone solicitation service27
73891008Pay telephone network100
738911Music and broadcasting services12,887
73891100Music and broadcasting services4,547
73891101Music copying service63
73891102Music distribution systems225
73891103Radio broadcasting music checkers57
73891104Radio transcription service162
73891105Recording studio, noncommercial records6,034
73891106Music recording producer1,745
73891107Audio cassette duplication services54
738912Packaging and labeling services3,024
73891200Packaging and labeling services2,971
73891201Labeling bottles, cans, cartons, etc.45
73891202Mounting merchandise on cards8
738913Legal and tax services26,833
73891300Legal and tax services2,937
73891301Arbitration and conciliation service1,694
73891302Bail bonding6,672
73891304Copyright protection service55
73891305Drawback service, customs18
73891306Notary publics11,864
73891307Paralegal service1,491
73891308Patent brokers115
73891309Process serving service762
73891310Repossession service614
73891311Tax collection agency257
73891312Tax title dealers32
738914Auction, appraisal, and exchange services14,600
73891400Auction, appraisal, and exchange services3,916
73891401Appraisers, except real estate2,015
73891402Auctioneers, fee basis6,189
73891403Barter exchange125
73891404Bottle exchange16
73891405Bottle sorting28
73891406Flea market900
73891407Merchandise liquidators1,243
73891408Time-share condominium exchange168
738915Lettering and sign painting services1,095
73891500Lettering and sign painting services265
73891501Lettering service121
73891502Show card and poster painting11
73891503Sign painting and lettering shop698
738916Mailing and messenger services11,767
73891600Mailing and messenger services630
73891601Courier or messenger service2,800
73891602Florist telegraph service16
73891603Mailbox rental and related service8,108
73891604Post office contract stations125
73891605Presorted mail service88
738917Brokers' services7,233
73891700Brokers' services2,926
73891701Brokers, business: buying and selling business enterprises1,907
73891702Fish broker85
73891703Log and lumber broker157
73891704Photography brokers270
73891705Yacht brokers1,003
73891706Printing broker885
738918Design services264,320
73891800Design services262,685
73891801Design, commercial and industrial1,572
73891802Hand tool designers31
73891803Shoe designers32
738919Metal cutting services386
73891900Metal cutting services256
73891901Metal slitting and shearing56
73891902Scrap steel cutting74
738999Business services, nec, nec617,255
73899901Automobile recovery service1,319
73899902Balloons, novelty and toy125
73899903Bronzing, baby shoes15
73899904Building scale models65
73899905Child restraint seat, automotive: rental15
73899906Coffee service729
73899907Contractors' disbursement control110
73899908Cosmetic kits, assembling and packaging99
73899909Crane and aerial lift service759
73899910Divers, commercial344
73899911Document and office record destruction1,099
73899912Document embossing31
73899913Drafting service, except temporary help1,533
73899914Drive-a-way automobile service106
73899915Engraving service1,548
73899916Engrossing: diplomas, resolutions, etc.11
73899917Field warehousing123
73899918Filling pressure containers25
73899919Fire extinguisher servicing1,149
73899920Fire protection service other than forestry or public2,265
73899921Flagging service (traffic control)327
73899922Float decoration28
73899923Fund raising organizations5,806
73899924Gas system conversion36
73899925Grinding, precision: commercial or industrial276
73899926Handwriting analysis84
73899927Human skeleton preparation4
73899928Ice surface maintenance: hockey, curling, etc.10
73899929Inventory computing service629
73899930Marine reporting67
73899931Meter readers, remote50
73899932Microfilm recording and developing service174
73899933Office facilities and secretarial service rental3,181
73899934Patrol of electric transmission or gas lines23
73899935Personal investigation service1,255
73899936Photographic library service44
73899937Pilot car escort service147
73899938Plant care service336
73899939Press clipping service31
73899940Printed circuitry graphic layout91
73899941Product sterilization service45
73899942Purchasing service594
73899943Racetrack cleaning, except buildings7
73899944Relocation service747
73899945Salvaging of damaged merchandise, service only116
73899946Sewing contractor744
73899947Solvents recovery service26
73899948Swimming pool and hot tub service and maintenance11,978
73899949Tape slitting6
73899950Tobacco sheeting service1
73899951Tombstone engraving29
73899952Tourist information bureau1,241
73899953Translation services7,018
73899954Water softener service2,105
73899955Weighing, food and commodity51
73899956Welcoming services85
73899957Aquarium design and maintenance214
73899958Subscription fulfillment services: magazine, newspaper, etc.222
73899959Explosives recovery or extraction services23
73899960Estimating service, construction430
73899961Aquatic weed maintenance70
73899962Printers' services: folding, collating, etc.377
73899963Bicycle assembly service40
73899964Product endorsement service61
73899965Inventory stocking service109
73899966Document storage service292
73899967Tenant screening service60
73899999Business services at non-commercial site561,380