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 Number of US Businesses
7389Business Services, Nec1,421,151
738900Business services, nec159,175
73890000Business services, nec159,175
738901Personal service agents, brokers, and bureaus17,402
73890100Personal service agents, brokers, and bureaus15,456
73890101Artists' agents and brokers777
73890102Authors' agents and brokers197
73890103Brokers, contract services545
73890104Lecture bureau180
73890105Playwrights' brokers19
73890106Speakers' bureau228
738902Inspection and testing services25,724
73890200Inspection and testing services19,801
73890201Air pollution measuring service173
73890202Athletic equipment inspection service62
73890203Building inspection service4,089
73890204Commodities sampling55
73890205Commodity inspection77
73890206Cotton sampling and inspection service7
73890207Industrial and commercial equipment inspection service326
73890208Petroleum refinery inspection service115
73890209Pipeline and power line inspection service355
73890210Safety inspection service547
73890211Sewer inspection service117
738903Advertising, promotional, and trade show services8,324
73890300Advertising, promotional, and trade show services3,493
73890301Convention and show services1,877
73890302Coupon redemption service129
73890303Demonstration service105
73890304Embroidery advertising675
73890305Exhibit construction by industrial contractors257
73890306Field audits, cable television86
73890307Mannequin decorating service11
73890308Promoters of shows and exhibitions487
73890309Trade show arrangement1,089
73890310Trading stamp promotion and redemption32
73890311Window trimming service83
738904Textile and apparel services3,228
73890400Textile and apparel services1,308
73890401Apparel designers, commercial589
73890402Apparel pressing service19
73890403Batik work3
73890404Cloth cutting, bolting, or winding168
73890405Corset representatives, fitting only10
73890406Hand painting, textile195
73890407Hosiery pairing3
73890408Rug binding21
73890409Styling of fashions, apparel, furniture, textiles, etc.607
73890410Styling, wigs27
73890411Textile designers250
73890412Textile folding and packing services16
73890413Textiles, sponging or shrinking12
738905Reservation services1,070
73890500Reservation services263
73890501Accomodation locating services297
73890502Hotel and motel reservation service342
73890503Restaurant reservation service168
738906Interior design services33,816
73890600Interior design services21,516
73890601Decoration service for special events1,595
73890602Interior designer6,386
73890603Interior decorating4,319
738907Finishing services1,597
73890700Finishing services1,215
73890701Bathroom fixture reglazing56
73890702Furniture finishing131
73890703Laminating service195
738908Mapmaking services553
73890800Mapmaking services162
73890801Mapmaking or drafting, including aerial172
73890802Photogrammatic mapping219
738909Financial services22,751
73890900Financial services21,198
73890901Charge account service66
73890902Check validation service81
73890903Credit card service1,401
738910Telephone services7,089
73891000Telephone services3,888
73891001Telephone answering service1,479
73891002Correct time service55
73891003Switchboard operation, private branch exchanges26
73891004Teleconferencing services144
73891005Telemarketing services1,256
73891006Telephone directory distribution, contract or fee basis81
73891007Telephone solicitation service27
73891008Pay telephone network133
738911Music and broadcasting services11,633
73891100Music and broadcasting services5,784
73891101Music copying service77
73891102Music distribution systems173
73891103Radio broadcasting music checkers78
73891104Radio transcription service205
73891105Recording studio, noncommercial records3,600
73891106Music recording producer1,636
73891107Audio cassette duplication services80
738912Packaging and labeling services3,155
73891200Packaging and labeling services3,087
73891201Labeling bottles, cans, cartons, etc.51
73891202Mounting merchandise on cards17
738913Legal and tax services16,712
73891300Legal and tax services1,311
73891301Arbitration and conciliation service1,050
73891302Bail bonding6,177
73891304Copyright protection service57
73891305Drawback service, customs18
73891306Notary publics4,420
73891307Paralegal service1,380
73891308Patent brokers140
73891309Process serving service680
73891310Repossession service563
73891311Tax collection agency276
73891312Tax title dealers35
738914Auction, appraisal, and exchange services12,848
73891400Auction, appraisal, and exchange services6,162
73891401Appraisers, except real estate2,051
73891402Auctioneers, fee basis2,765
73891403Barter exchange121
73891404Bottle exchange16
73891405Bottle sorting53
73891406Flea market959
73891407Merchandise liquidators448
73891408Time-share condominium exchange273
738915Lettering and sign painting services1,589
73891500Lettering and sign painting services430
73891501Lettering service170
73891502Show card and poster painting13
73891503Sign painting and lettering shop976
738916Mailing and messenger services8,660
73891600Mailing and messenger services4,753
73891601Courier or messenger service1,676
73891602Florist telegraph service24
73891603Mailbox rental and related service1,913
73891604Post office contract stations165
73891605Presorted mail service129
738917Brokers' services7,489
73891700Brokers' services3,394
73891701Brokers, business: buying and selling business enterprises1,421
73891702Fish broker113
73891703Log and lumber broker184
73891704Photography brokers161
73891705Yacht brokers1,099
73891706Printing broker1,117
738918Design services124,656
73891800Design services123,048
73891801Design, commercial and industrial1,525
73891802Hand tool designers47
73891803Shoe designers36
738919Metal cutting services459
73891900Metal cutting services288
73891901Metal slitting and shearing87
73891902Scrap steel cutting84
738999Business services, nec, nec953,221
73899901Automobile recovery service1,573
73899902Balloons, novelty and toy151
73899903Bronzing, baby shoes18
73899904Building scale models87
73899905Child restraint seat, automotive: rental17
73899906Coffee service688
73899907Contractors' disbursement control121
73899908Cosmetic kits, assembling and packaging95
73899909Crane and aerial lift service841
73899910Divers, commercial322
73899911Document and office record destruction666
73899912Document embossing40
73899913Drafting service, except temporary help1,343
73899914Drive-a-way automobile service105
73899915Engraving service1,099
73899916Engrossing: diplomas, resolutions, etc.15
73899917Field warehousing119
73899918Filling pressure containers25
73899919Fire extinguisher servicing542
73899920Fire protection service other than forestry or public1,910
73899921Flagging service (traffic control)226
73899922Float decoration36
73899923Fund raising organizations4,768
73899924Gas system conversion37
73899925Grinding, precision: commercial or industrial345
73899926Handwriting analysis102
73899927Human skeleton preparation5
73899928Ice surface maintenance: hockey, curling, etc.11
73899929Inventory computing service835
73899930Marine reporting91
73899931Meter readers, remote62
73899932Microfilm recording and developing service209
73899933Office facilities and secretarial service rental2,037
73899934Patrol of electric transmission or gas lines25
73899935Personal investigation service1,515
73899936Photographic library service51
73899937Pilot car escort service134
73899938Plant care service421
73899939Press clipping service37
73899940Printed circuitry graphic layout138
73899941Product sterilization service40
73899942Purchasing service659
73899943Racetrack cleaning, except buildings5
73899944Relocation service687
73899945Salvaging of damaged merchandise, service only149
73899946Sewing contractor791
73899947Solvents recovery service41
73899948Swimming pool and hot tub service and maintenance7,865
73899949Tape slitting10
73899950Tobacco sheeting service3
73899951Tombstone engraving44
73899952Tourist information bureau990
73899953Translation services5,498
73899954Water softener service2,266
73899955Weighing, food and commodity54
73899956Welcoming services101
73899957Aquarium design and maintenance247
73899958Subscription fulfillment services: magazine, newspaper, etc.204
73899959Explosives recovery or extraction services28
73899960Estimating service, construction549
73899961Aquatic weed maintenance77
73899962Printers' services: folding, collating, etc.522
73899963Bicycle assembly service44
73899964Product endorsement service71
73899965Inventory stocking service140
73899966Document storage service362
73899967Tenant screening service72
73899999Business services at non-commercial site907,183