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, Nec1,202,912
738900Business services, nec120,017
73890000Business services, nec120,017
738901Personal service agents, brokers, and bureaus22,985
73890100Personal service agents, brokers, and bureaus21,219
73890101Artists' agents and brokers659
73890102Authors' agents and brokers150
73890103Brokers, contract services558
73890104Lecture bureau170
73890105Playwrights' brokers16
73890106Speakers' bureau213
738902Inspection and testing services33,361
73890200Inspection and testing services20,164
73890201Air pollution measuring service248
73890202Athletic equipment inspection service21
73890203Building inspection service11,346
73890204Commodities sampling56
73890205Commodity inspection65
73890206Cotton sampling and inspection service6
73890207Industrial and commercial equipment inspection service297
73890208Petroleum refinery inspection service119
73890209Pipeline and power line inspection service387
73890210Safety inspection service538
73890211Sewer inspection service114
738903Advertising, promotional, and trade show services7,803
73890300Advertising, promotional, and trade show services2,936
73890301Convention and show services2,535
73890302Coupon redemption service110
73890303Demonstration service84
73890304Embroidery advertising563
73890305Exhibit construction by industrial contractors230
73890306Field audits, cable television64
73890307Mannequin decorating service8
73890308Promoters of shows and exhibitions451
73890309Trade show arrangement721
73890310Trading stamp promotion and redemption33
73890311Window trimming service68
738904Textile and apparel services3,201
73890400Textile and apparel services1,265
73890401Apparel designers, commercial549
73890402Apparel pressing service17
73890403Batik work6
73890404Cloth cutting, bolting, or winding104
73890405Corset representatives, fitting only12
73890406Hand painting, textile153
73890407Hosiery pairing2
73890408Rug binding18
73890409Styling of fashions, apparel, furniture, textiles, etc.761
73890410Styling, wigs79
73890411Textile designers208
73890412Textile folding and packing services16
73890413Textiles, sponging or shrinking11
738905Reservation services932
73890500Reservation services219
73890501Accomodation locating services261
73890502Hotel and motel reservation service277
73890503Restaurant reservation service175
738906Interior design services36,427
73890600Interior design services15,862
73890601Decoration service for special events2,389
73890602Interior designer12,827
73890603Interior decorating5,349
738907Finishing services1,426
73890700Finishing services1,092
73890701Bathroom fixture reglazing46
73890702Furniture finishing113
73890703Laminating service175
738908Mapmaking services548
73890800Mapmaking services161
73890801Mapmaking or drafting, including aerial185
73890802Photogrammatic mapping202
738909Financial services26,613
73890900Financial services24,028
73890901Charge account service85
73890902Check validation service55
73890903Credit card service2,439
738910Telephone services7,242
73891000Telephone services3,846
73891001Telephone answering service1,781
73891002Correct time service36
73891003Switchboard operation, private branch exchanges20
73891004Teleconferencing services137
73891005Telemarketing services1,234
73891006Telephone directory distribution, contract or fee basis57
73891007Telephone solicitation service25
73891008Pay telephone network106
738911Music and broadcasting services12,761
73891100Music and broadcasting services5,051
73891101Music copying service66
73891102Music distribution systems196
73891103Radio broadcasting music checkers67
73891104Radio transcription service172
73891105Recording studio, noncommercial records5,503
73891106Music recording producer1,639
73891107Audio cassette duplication services67
738912Packaging and labeling services3,050
73891200Packaging and labeling services2,994
73891201Labeling bottles, cans, cartons, etc.46
73891202Mounting merchandise on cards10
738913Legal and tax services22,548
73891300Legal and tax services2,969
73891301Arbitration and conciliation service1,823
73891302Bail bonding6,765
73891304Copyright protection service54
73891305Drawback service, customs17
73891306Notary publics7,191
73891307Paralegal service1,531
73891308Patent brokers119
73891309Process serving service786
73891310Repossession service607
73891311Tax collection agency277
73891312Tax title dealers34
738914Auction, appraisal, and exchange services15,559
73891400Auction, appraisal, and exchange services4,817
73891401Appraisers, except real estate2,187
73891402Auctioneers, fee basis5,843
73891403Barter exchange132
73891404Bottle exchange16
73891405Bottle sorting40
73891406Flea market949
73891407Merchandise liquidators1,385
73891408Time-share condominium exchange190
738915Lettering and sign painting services1,200
73891500Lettering and sign painting services286
73891501Lettering service145
73891502Show card and poster painting12
73891503Sign painting and lettering shop757
738916Mailing and messenger services11,553
73891600Mailing and messenger services1,082
73891601Courier or messenger service2,649
73891602Florist telegraph service17
73891603Mailbox rental and related service7,575
73891604Post office contract stations130
73891605Presorted mail service100
738917Brokers' services7,418
73891700Brokers' services3,151
73891701Brokers, business: buying and selling business enterprises1,779
73891702Fish broker87
73891703Log and lumber broker171
73891704Photography brokers176
73891705Yacht brokers1,100
73891706Printing broker954
738918Design services252,721
73891800Design services251,012
73891801Design, commercial and industrial1,644
73891802Hand tool designers35
73891803Shoe designers30
738919Metal cutting services387
73891900Metal cutting services253
73891901Metal slitting and shearing61
73891902Scrap steel cutting73
738999Business services, nec, nec615,160
73899901Automobile recovery service1,347
73899902Balloons, novelty and toy122
73899903Bronzing, baby shoes18
73899904Building scale models68
73899905Child restraint seat, automotive: rental16
73899906Coffee service711
73899907Contractors' disbursement control105
73899908Cosmetic kits, assembling and packaging91
73899909Crane and aerial lift service815
73899910Divers, commercial366
73899911Document and office record destruction1,114
73899912Document embossing39
73899913Drafting service, except temporary help1,632
73899914Drive-a-way automobile service95
73899915Engraving service1,561
73899916Engrossing: diplomas, resolutions, etc.12
73899917Field warehousing122
73899918Filling pressure containers25
73899919Fire extinguisher servicing1,241
73899920Fire protection service other than forestry or public2,174
73899921Flagging service (traffic control)273
73899922Float decoration31
73899923Fund raising organizations6,344
73899924Gas system conversion35
73899925Grinding, precision: commercial or industrial301
73899926Handwriting analysis89
73899927Human skeleton preparation4
73899928Ice surface maintenance: hockey, curling, etc.10
73899929Inventory computing service717
73899930Marine reporting72
73899931Meter readers, remote60
73899932Microfilm recording and developing service186
73899933Office facilities and secretarial service rental3,116
73899934Patrol of electric transmission or gas lines23
73899935Personal investigation service1,358
73899936Photographic library service53
73899937Pilot car escort service136
73899938Plant care service359
73899939Press clipping service30
73899940Printed circuitry graphic layout100
73899941Product sterilization service46
73899942Purchasing service617
73899943Racetrack cleaning, except buildings7
73899944Relocation service714
73899945Salvaging of damaged merchandise, service only124
73899946Sewing contractor793
73899947Solvents recovery service31
73899948Swimming pool and hot tub service and maintenance11,775
73899949Tape slitting7
73899950Tobacco sheeting service2
73899951Tombstone engraving36
73899952Tourist information bureau1,194
73899953Translation services6,970
73899954Water softener service2,311
73899955Weighing, food and commodity50
73899956Welcoming services104
73899957Aquarium design and maintenance216
73899958Subscription fulfillment services: magazine, newspaper, etc.202
73899959Explosives recovery or extraction services29
73899960Estimating service, construction466
73899961Aquatic weed maintenance73
73899962Printers' services: folding, collating, etc.420
73899963Bicycle assembly service44
73899964Product endorsement service60
73899965Inventory stocking service125
73899966Document storage service315
73899967Tenant screening service57
73899999Business services at non-commercial site559,228