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, Nec1,295,876
738900Business services, nec158,427
73890000Business services, nec158,427
738901Personal service agents, brokers, and bureaus19,956
73890100Personal service agents, brokers, and bureaus18,140
73890101Artists' agents and brokers716
73890102Authors' agents and brokers172
73890103Brokers, contract services522
73890104Lecture bureau167
73890105Playwrights' brokers17
73890106Speakers' bureau222
738902Inspection and testing services29,785
73890200Inspection and testing services20,723
73890201Air pollution measuring service166
73890202Athletic equipment inspection service51
73890203Building inspection service7,260
73890204Commodities sampling51
73890205Commodity inspection74
73890206Cotton sampling and inspection service5
73890207Industrial and commercial equipment inspection service304
73890208Petroleum refinery inspection service129
73890209Pipeline and power line inspection service366
73890210Safety inspection service545
73890211Sewer inspection service111
738903Advertising, promotional, and trade show services8,370
73890300Advertising, promotional, and trade show services3,093
73890301Convention and show services2,239
73890302Coupon redemption service109
73890303Demonstration service98
73890304Embroidery advertising619
73890305Exhibit construction by industrial contractors252
73890306Field audits, cable television74
73890307Mannequin decorating service10
73890308Promoters of shows and exhibitions475
73890309Trade show arrangement1,293
73890310Trading stamp promotion and redemption34
73890311Window trimming service74
738904Textile and apparel services3,141
73890400Textile and apparel services1,346
73890401Apparel designers, commercial531
73890402Apparel pressing service17
73890403Batik work4
73890404Cloth cutting, bolting, or winding154
73890405Corset representatives, fitting only12
73890406Hand painting, textile168
73890407Hosiery pairing3
73890408Rug binding20
73890409Styling of fashions, apparel, furniture, textiles, etc.593
73890410Styling, wigs31
73890411Textile designers235
73890412Textile folding and packing services17
73890413Textiles, sponging or shrinking10
738905Reservation services1,008
73890500Reservation services239
73890501Accomodation locating services268
73890502Hotel and motel reservation service320
73890503Restaurant reservation service181
738906Interior design services33,972
73890600Interior design services18,092
73890601Decoration service for special events1,557
73890602Interior designer8,677
73890603Interior decorating5,646
738907Finishing services1,741
73890700Finishing services1,387
73890701Bathroom fixture reglazing51
73890702Furniture finishing118
73890703Laminating service185
738908Mapmaking services534
73890800Mapmaking services150
73890801Mapmaking or drafting, including aerial178
73890802Photogrammatic mapping206
738909Financial services23,894
73890900Financial services22,017
73890901Charge account service65
73890902Check validation service65
73890903Credit card service1,741
738910Telephone services7,078
73891000Telephone services3,945
73891001Telephone answering service1,502
73891002Correct time service45
73891003Switchboard operation, private branch exchanges19
73891004Teleconferencing services126
73891005Telemarketing services1,215
73891006Telephone directory distribution, contract or fee basis73
73891007Telephone solicitation service26
73891008Pay telephone network127
738911Music and broadcasting services11,935
73891100Music and broadcasting services5,297
73891101Music copying service72
73891102Music distribution systems169
73891103Radio broadcasting music checkers74
73891104Radio transcription service183
73891105Recording studio, noncommercial records4,438
73891106Music recording producer1,633
73891107Audio cassette duplication services69
738912Packaging and labeling services2,960
73891200Packaging and labeling services2,900
73891201Labeling bottles, cans, cartons, etc.47
73891202Mounting merchandise on cards13
738913Legal and tax services20,704
73891300Legal and tax services2,883
73891301Arbitration and conciliation service1,799
73891302Bail bonding6,378
73891303Bondsperson513
73891304Copyright protection service56
73891305Drawback service, customs17
73891306Notary publics5,771
73891307Paralegal service1,497
73891308Patent brokers128
73891309Process serving service752
73891310Repossession service611
73891311Tax collection agency265
73891312Tax title dealers34
738914Auction, appraisal, and exchange services14,581
73891400Auction, appraisal, and exchange services6,043
73891401Appraisers, except real estate2,033
73891402Auctioneers, fee basis3,914
73891403Barter exchange114
73891404Bottle exchange16
73891405Bottle sorting54
73891406Flea market1,000
73891407Merchandise liquidators1,173
73891408Time-share condominium exchange234
738915Lettering and sign painting services1,363
73891500Lettering and sign painting services333
73891501Lettering service159
73891502Show card and poster painting12
73891503Sign painting and lettering shop859
738916Mailing and messenger services10,770
73891600Mailing and messenger services1,671
73891601Courier or messenger service2,526
73891602Florist telegraph service19
73891603Mailbox rental and related service6,292
73891604Post office contract stations151
73891605Presorted mail service111
738917Brokers' services7,498
73891700Brokers' services3,392
73891701Brokers, business: buying and selling business enterprises1,557
73891702Fish broker96
73891703Log and lumber broker168
73891704Photography brokers157
73891705Yacht brokers1,079
73891706Printing broker1,049
738918Design services138,723
73891800Design services136,929
73891801Design, commercial and industrial1,722
73891802Hand tool designers42
73891803Shoe designers30
738919Metal cutting services425
73891900Metal cutting services267
73891901Metal slitting and shearing79
73891902Scrap steel cutting79
738999Business services, nec, nec799,011
73899901Automobile recovery service1,410
73899902Balloons, novelty and toy123
73899903Bronzing, baby shoes18
73899904Building scale models82
73899905Child restraint seat, automotive: rental15
73899906Coffee service719
73899907Contractors' disbursement control107
73899908Cosmetic kits, assembling and packaging89
73899909Crane and aerial lift service863
73899910Divers, commercial315
73899911Document and office record destruction866
73899912Document embossing43
73899913Drafting service, except temporary help1,625
73899914Drive-a-way automobile service88
73899915Engraving service1,465
73899916Engrossing: diplomas, resolutions, etc.12
73899917Field warehousing125
73899918Filling pressure containers24
73899919Fire extinguisher servicing1,118
73899920Fire protection service other than forestry or public2,147
73899921Flagging service (traffic control)237
73899922Float decoration31
73899923Fund raising organizations6,978
73899924Gas system conversion34
73899925Grinding, precision: commercial or industrial333
73899926Handwriting analysis98
73899927Human skeleton preparation4
73899928Ice surface maintenance: hockey, curling, etc.12
73899929Inventory computing service779
73899930Marine reporting80
73899931Meter readers, remote55
73899932Microfilm recording and developing service197
73899933Office facilities and secretarial service rental2,668
73899934Patrol of electric transmission or gas lines22
73899935Personal investigation service1,423
73899936Photographic library service50
73899937Pilot car escort service127
73899938Plant care service394
73899939Press clipping service32
73899940Printed circuitry graphic layout118
73899941Product sterilization service38
73899942Purchasing service593
73899943Racetrack cleaning, except buildings5
73899944Relocation service704
73899945Salvaging of damaged merchandise, service only129
73899946Sewing contractor835
73899947Solvents recovery service35
73899948Swimming pool and hot tub service and maintenance10,323
73899949Tape slitting8
73899950Tobacco sheeting service2
73899951Tombstone engraving38
73899952Tourist information bureau1,091
73899953Translation services5,956
73899954Water softener service2,314
73899955Weighing, food and commodity46
73899956Welcoming services103
73899957Aquarium design and maintenance229
73899958Subscription fulfillment services: magazine, newspaper, etc.197
73899959Explosives recovery or extraction services26
73899960Estimating service, construction494
73899961Aquatic weed maintenance76
73899962Printers' services: folding, collating, etc.469
73899963Bicycle assembly service43
73899964Product endorsement service70
73899965Inventory stocking service140
73899966Document storage service329
73899967Tenant screening service67
73899999Business services at non-commercial site746,178