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, Nec1,197,324
738900Business services, nec129,203
73890000Business services, nec129,203
738901Personal service agents, brokers, and bureaus24,065
73890100Personal service agents, brokers, and bureaus22,234
73890101Artists' agents and brokers704
73890102Authors' agents and brokers164
73890103Brokers, contract services541
73890104Lecture bureau176
73890105Playwrights' brokers19
73890106Speakers' bureau227
738902Inspection and testing services32,111
73890200Inspection and testing services21,630
73890201Air pollution measuring service209
73890202Athletic equipment inspection service21
73890203Building inspection service8,628
73890204Commodities sampling58
73890205Commodity inspection70
73890206Cotton sampling and inspection service6
73890207Industrial and commercial equipment inspection service301
73890208Petroleum refinery inspection service127
73890209Pipeline and power line inspection service385
73890210Safety inspection service552
73890211Sewer inspection service124
738903Advertising, promotional, and trade show services7,907
73890300Advertising, promotional, and trade show services3,010
73890301Convention and show services2,453
73890302Coupon redemption service108
73890303Demonstration service96
73890304Embroidery advertising601
73890305Exhibit construction by industrial contractors245
73890306Field audits, cable television70
73890307Mannequin decorating service10
73890308Promoters of shows and exhibitions467
73890309Trade show arrangement742
73890310Trading stamp promotion and redemption34
73890311Window trimming service71
738904Textile and apparel services3,130
73890400Textile and apparel services1,310
73890401Apparel designers, commercial553
73890402Apparel pressing service18
73890403Batik work5
73890404Cloth cutting, bolting, or winding123
73890405Corset representatives, fitting only12
73890406Hand painting, textile161
73890407Hosiery pairing3
73890408Rug binding19
73890409Styling of fashions, apparel, furniture, textiles, etc.624
73890410Styling, wigs43
73890411Textile designers232
73890412Textile folding and packing services16
73890413Textiles, sponging or shrinking11
738905Reservation services1,005
73890500Reservation services239
73890501Accomodation locating services270
73890502Hotel and motel reservation service310
73890503Restaurant reservation service186
738906Interior design services35,939
73890600Interior design services17,479
73890601Decoration service for special events2,207
73890602Interior designer10,567
73890603Interior decorating5,686
738907Finishing services1,564
73890700Finishing services1,210
73890701Bathroom fixture reglazing50
73890702Furniture finishing120
73890703Laminating service184
738908Mapmaking services569
73890800Mapmaking services159
73890801Mapmaking or drafting, including aerial188
73890802Photogrammatic mapping222
738909Financial services25,775
73890900Financial services23,752
73890901Charge account service65
73890902Check validation service61
73890903Credit card service1,889
738910Telephone services7,378
73891000Telephone services3,957
73891001Telephone answering service1,769
73891002Correct time service39
73891003Switchboard operation, private branch exchanges20
73891004Teleconferencing services135
73891005Telemarketing services1,255
73891006Telephone directory distribution, contract or fee basis66
73891007Telephone solicitation service27
73891008Pay telephone network110
738911Music and broadcasting services12,326
73891100Music and broadcasting services5,114
73891101Music copying service69
73891102Music distribution systems188
73891103Radio broadcasting music checkers72
73891104Radio transcription service176
73891105Recording studio, noncommercial records5,008
73891106Music recording producer1,632
73891107Audio cassette duplication services67
738912Packaging and labeling services3,207
73891200Packaging and labeling services3,146
73891201Labeling bottles, cans, cartons, etc.48
73891202Mounting merchandise on cards13
738913Legal and tax services21,706
73891300Legal and tax services2,908
73891301Arbitration and conciliation service1,818
73891302Bail bonding6,619
73891304Copyright protection service54
73891305Drawback service, customs16
73891306Notary publics6,377
73891307Paralegal service1,555
73891308Patent brokers123
73891309Process serving service803
73891310Repossession service617
73891311Tax collection agency292
73891312Tax title dealers37
738914Auction, appraisal, and exchange services15,708
73891400Auction, appraisal, and exchange services5,670
73891401Appraisers, except real estate2,313
73891402Auctioneers, fee basis4,951
73891403Barter exchange122
73891404Bottle exchange18
73891405Bottle sorting45
73891406Flea market968
73891407Merchandise liquidators1,401
73891408Time-share condominium exchange220
738915Lettering and sign painting services1,344
73891500Lettering and sign painting services318
73891501Lettering service162
73891502Show card and poster painting12
73891503Sign painting and lettering shop852
738916Mailing and messenger services11,508
73891600Mailing and messenger services4,685
73891601Courier or messenger service2,712
73891602Florist telegraph service21
73891603Mailbox rental and related service3,839
73891604Post office contract stations145
73891605Presorted mail service106
738917Brokers' services7,529
73891700Brokers' services3,300
73891701Brokers, business: buying and selling business enterprises1,676
73891702Fish broker95
73891703Log and lumber broker177
73891704Photography brokers159
73891705Yacht brokers1,094
73891706Printing broker1,028
738918Design services200,451
73891800Design services198,626
73891801Design, commercial and industrial1,761
73891802Hand tool designers37
73891803Shoe designers27
738919Metal cutting services413
73891900Metal cutting services266
73891901Metal slitting and shearing65
73891902Scrap steel cutting82
738999Business services, nec, nec654,486
73899901Automobile recovery service1,420
73899902Balloons, novelty and toy130
73899903Bronzing, baby shoes17
73899904Building scale models76
73899905Child restraint seat, automotive: rental15
73899906Coffee service724
73899907Contractors' disbursement control106
73899908Cosmetic kits, assembling and packaging89
73899909Crane and aerial lift service923
73899910Divers, commercial374
73899911Document and office record destruction1,041
73899912Document embossing38
73899913Drafting service, except temporary help1,657
73899914Drive-a-way automobile service95
73899915Engraving service1,574
73899916Engrossing: diplomas, resolutions, etc.13
73899917Field warehousing132
73899918Filling pressure containers29
73899919Fire extinguisher servicing1,294
73899920Fire protection service other than forestry or public2,238
73899921Flagging service (traffic control)268
73899922Float decoration30
73899923Fund raising organizations6,552
73899924Gas system conversion36
73899925Grinding, precision: commercial or industrial318
73899926Handwriting analysis95
73899927Human skeleton preparation5
73899928Ice surface maintenance: hockey, curling, etc.10
73899929Inventory computing service703
73899930Marine reporting80
73899931Meter readers, remote64
73899932Microfilm recording and developing service197
73899933Office facilities and secretarial service rental2,992
73899934Patrol of electric transmission or gas lines20
73899935Personal investigation service1,423
73899936Photographic library service52
73899937Pilot car escort service129
73899938Plant care service394
73899939Press clipping service32
73899940Printed circuitry graphic layout113
73899941Product sterilization service47
73899942Purchasing service635
73899943Racetrack cleaning, except buildings5
73899944Relocation service732
73899945Salvaging of damaged merchandise, service only129
73899946Sewing contractor820
73899947Solvents recovery service34
73899948Swimming pool and hot tub service and maintenance11,059
73899949Tape slitting9
73899950Tobacco sheeting service2
73899951Tombstone engraving43
73899952Tourist information bureau1,176
73899953Translation services6,769
73899954Water softener service2,463
73899955Weighing, food and commodity50
73899956Welcoming services111
73899957Aquarium design and maintenance223
73899958Subscription fulfillment services: magazine, newspaper, etc.207
73899959Explosives recovery or extraction services28
73899960Estimating service, construction474
73899961Aquatic weed maintenance76
73899962Printers' services: folding, collating, etc.454
73899963Bicycle assembly service48
73899964Product endorsement service62
73899965Inventory stocking service130
73899966Document storage service323
73899967Tenant screening service63
73899999Business services at non-commercial site598,799