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, Nec1,246,488
738900Business services, nec122,909
73890000Business services, nec122,909
738901Personal service agents, brokers, and bureaus26,554
73890100Personal service agents, brokers, and bureaus24,710
73890101Artists' agents and brokers701
73890102Authors' agents and brokers152
73890103Brokers, contract services579
73890104Lecture bureau174
73890105Playwrights' brokers15
73890106Speakers' bureau223
738902Inspection and testing services32,659
73890200Inspection and testing services19,366
73890201Air pollution measuring service263
73890202Athletic equipment inspection service23
73890203Building inspection service11,462
73890204Commodities sampling52
73890205Commodity inspection65
73890206Cotton sampling and inspection service6
73890207Industrial and commercial equipment inspection service296
73890208Petroleum refinery inspection service110
73890209Pipeline and power line inspection service373
73890210Safety inspection service530
73890211Sewer inspection service113
738903Advertising, promotional, and trade show services7,924
73890300Advertising, promotional, and trade show services2,993
73890301Convention and show services2,533
73890302Coupon redemption service108
73890303Demonstration service86
73890304Embroidery advertising556
73890305Exhibit construction by industrial contractors223
73890306Field audits, cable television64
73890307Mannequin decorating service9
73890308Promoters of shows and exhibitions558
73890309Trade show arrangement701
73890310Trading stamp promotion and redemption32
73890311Window trimming service61
738904Textile and apparel services3,738
73890400Textile and apparel services1,226
73890401Apparel designers, commercial581
73890402Apparel pressing service23
73890403Batik work5
73890404Cloth cutting, bolting, or winding98
73890405Corset representatives, fitting only12
73890406Hand painting, textile148
73890407Hosiery pairing2
73890408Rug binding16
73890409Styling of fashions, apparel, furniture, textiles, etc.1,150
73890410Styling, wigs248
73890411Textile designers203
73890412Textile folding and packing services16
73890413Textiles, sponging or shrinking10
738905Reservation services1,055
73890500Reservation services228
73890501Accomodation locating services376
73890502Hotel and motel reservation service274
73890503Restaurant reservation service177
738906Interior design services36,478
73890600Interior design services15,561
73890601Decoration service for special events3,061
73890602Interior designer12,688
73890603Interior decorating5,168
738907Finishing services1,361
73890700Finishing services1,037
73890701Bathroom fixture reglazing45
73890702Furniture finishing110
73890703Laminating service169
738908Mapmaking services556
73890800Mapmaking services161
73890801Mapmaking or drafting, including aerial184
73890802Photogrammatic mapping211
738909Financial services27,377
73890900Financial services24,769
73890901Charge account service81
73890902Check validation service55
73890903Credit card service2,463
738910Telephone services7,059
73891000Telephone services3,665
73891001Telephone answering service1,769
73891002Correct time service33
73891003Switchboard operation, private branch exchanges17
73891004Teleconferencing services141
73891005Telemarketing services1,247
73891006Telephone directory distribution, contract or fee basis59
73891007Telephone solicitation service25
73891008Pay telephone network103
738911Music and broadcasting services12,921
73891100Music and broadcasting services4,901
73891101Music copying service64
73891102Music distribution systems218
73891103Radio broadcasting music checkers66
73891104Radio transcription service168
73891105Recording studio, noncommercial records5,690
73891106Music recording producer1,750
73891107Audio cassette duplication services64
738912Packaging and labeling services3,007
73891200Packaging and labeling services2,952
73891201Labeling bottles, cans, cartons, etc.45
73891202Mounting merchandise on cards10
738913Legal and tax services24,709
73891300Legal and tax services2,968
73891301Arbitration and conciliation service1,742
73891302Bail bonding6,561
73891304Copyright protection service54
73891305Drawback service, customs19
73891306Notary publics9,696
73891307Paralegal service1,527
73891308Patent brokers115
73891309Process serving service761
73891310Repossession service604
73891311Tax collection agency274
73891312Tax title dealers36
738914Auction, appraisal, and exchange services15,007
73891400Auction, appraisal, and exchange services4,581
73891401Appraisers, except real estate2,081
73891402Auctioneers, fee basis5,707
73891403Barter exchange131
73891404Bottle exchange16
73891405Bottle sorting36
73891406Flea market923
73891407Merchandise liquidators1,347
73891408Time-share condominium exchange185
738915Lettering and sign painting services1,170
73891500Lettering and sign painting services282
73891501Lettering service141
73891502Show card and poster painting11
73891503Sign painting and lettering shop736
738916Mailing and messenger services11,195
73891600Mailing and messenger services812
73891601Courier or messenger service2,773
73891602Florist telegraph service17
73891603Mailbox rental and related service7,376
73891604Post office contract stations123
73891605Presorted mail service94
738917Brokers' services7,420
73891700Brokers' services3,104
73891701Brokers, business: buying and selling business enterprises1,833
73891702Fish broker83
73891703Log and lumber broker164
73891704Photography brokers240
73891705Yacht brokers1,077
73891706Printing broker919
738918Design services247,882
73891800Design services246,217
73891801Design, commercial and industrial1,602
73891802Hand tool designers32
73891803Shoe designers31
738919Metal cutting services387
73891900Metal cutting services252
73891901Metal slitting and shearing63
73891902Scrap steel cutting72
738999Business services, nec, nec655,120
73899901Automobile recovery service1,359
73899902Balloons, novelty and toy124
73899903Bronzing, baby shoes17
73899904Building scale models69
73899905Child restraint seat, automotive: rental16
73899906Coffee service714
73899907Contractors' disbursement control106
73899908Cosmetic kits, assembling and packaging101
73899909Crane and aerial lift service794
73899910Divers, commercial360
73899911Document and office record destruction1,128
73899912Document embossing33
73899913Drafting service, except temporary help1,583
73899914Drive-a-way automobile service107
73899915Engraving service1,547
73899916Engrossing: diplomas, resolutions, etc.11
73899917Field warehousing123
73899918Filling pressure containers24
73899919Fire extinguisher servicing1,198
73899920Fire protection service other than forestry or public2,066
73899921Flagging service (traffic control)299
73899922Float decoration29
73899923Fund raising organizations6,190
73899924Gas system conversion37
73899925Grinding, precision: commercial or industrial275
73899926Handwriting analysis88
73899927Human skeleton preparation4
73899928Ice surface maintenance: hockey, curling, etc.9
73899929Inventory computing service650
73899930Marine reporting71
73899931Meter readers, remote54
73899932Microfilm recording and developing service179
73899933Office facilities and secretarial service rental3,081
73899934Patrol of electric transmission or gas lines22
73899935Personal investigation service1,323
73899936Photographic library service51
73899937Pilot car escort service147
73899938Plant care service350
73899939Press clipping service34
73899940Printed circuitry graphic layout99
73899941Product sterilization service44
73899942Purchasing service621
73899943Racetrack cleaning, except buildings7
73899944Relocation service722
73899945Salvaging of damaged merchandise, service only120
73899946Sewing contractor764
73899947Solvents recovery service31
73899948Swimming pool and hot tub service and maintenance11,552
73899949Tape slitting8
73899950Tobacco sheeting service1
73899951Tombstone engraving32
73899952Tourist information bureau1,187
73899953Translation services6,836
73899954Water softener service2,237
73899955Weighing, food and commodity45
73899956Welcoming services97
73899957Aquarium design and maintenance215
73899958Subscription fulfillment services: magazine, newspaper, etc.228
73899959Explosives recovery or extraction services28
73899960Estimating service, construction464
73899961Aquatic weed maintenance73
73899962Printers' services: folding, collating, etc.408
73899963Bicycle assembly service49
73899964Product endorsement service60
73899965Inventory stocking service120
73899966Document storage service304
73899967Tenant screening service61
73899999Business services at non-commercial site599,559