The 33+ Best Business Ideas To Start In Estonia [2021]

The 33+ Best Business Ideas To Start In Estonia [2021]

Interested in starting a business in Estonia in 2021?

We put together 33 of the best businesses you can start in Estonia today.

In this list of ideas, you can find:

  • Home-based businesses to start in Estonia
  • Profitable online business ideas
  • Unique business opportunities for Estonia
  • Low investment business ideas (under $5k to start)
  • Easy businesses you can start in Estonia today

For each business idea, we’ll show you real-world examples, revenue expectations for each idea, + a step-by-step on how to start your small business in Estonia.

Here's the full list:

1. Start a logistics business ($1.2M/year)

Ben Elizer from Nashville, TN, USA started Velocity International Group about 6 years ago, a logistics business.

  • Revenue: $100,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 16
  • Location: Nashville, TN, USA

Velocity was born back in 2015 after months and months of research. I have a degree in logistics from the University of Tennessee - Knoxville, and a Masters’s degree in Business Management from Tennessee Tech University. I worked at a logistics company as a Manager in Training in Nashville, directly after college. After almost 5 years at the business and earning my MBA while working, I wanted more responsibility, but they didn’t want to expand the business or take on those new jobs to help me grow as an individual personally or professionally.

If you want to attract customers, show them how you can save them money, save them time, reduce a level of stress, and overall make their lives easier.

After interviewing for a few jobs, and applying for many more without much success, I decided to take the knowledge I had acquired over the past 4 to 5 years and put it to work. I left my previous employer, with a colleague, and started Velocity International Group. Validation of the company came from my previous experience in business and building trust in our customers by going above and beyond with great service.

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2. Become a software developer ($4.2M/year)

Max Rice from Remote, Oregon, USA started SkyVerge, Inc. almost 9 years ago, a software developer.

  • Revenue: $350,000/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 32
  • Location: Remote, Oregon, USA

In 2012 I was working for a small company as an IT Director, and they tasked me with rebuilding their eCommerce website. As I started looking at available platforms, I found an article by Justin comparing WooCommerce to another platform. He seemed really knowledgeable, so I reached out to him to ask some questions and I ended up bringing him on as a consultant for the project.

We worked really well together and the project had a very successful outcome, so we stayed in touch. A couple of months later we had a chance to work together on a joint consulting project, which led to more consulting for companies that needed help with their eCommerce stores.

You rarely get it right the first time. You make decisions based on the best available information, then you learn from the results and iterate.

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3. Start a technology consulting business ($480K/year)

David Bishop from Atlanta, Georgia, USA started Agile Worx ago, a technology consulting business.

  • Revenue: $40,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 3
  • Location: Atlanta, Georgia, USA

I started programming at age 13 on a Commodore VIC-20 personal computer. I enjoyed taking the thing apart as much as I did creating my own games. It was at that time that I decided I wanted to be a computer engineer. I spent years taking the hardest math and science classes available and eventually managed to get into a top tier engineering school. One of the greatest attributes of a career in technology is that you are always learning, and for many years, I certainly did. However, after my first decade in the business I began to realize two things:

  1. There was no knowledge equity in what I was doing. Unlike medicine or law, the knowledge I accumulated over time lost value, instead of gaining value, because the technology changed so much. I would spend months becoming an expert on something only to find that knowledge obsolete in a couple of years. Even though learning was fun, I started to feel as though I was treading water and throwing my life away.

  2. The business was changing drastically - for the worst. Most of the work was being outsourced overseas to lesser educated and experienced people, and companies I worked with started experiencing severe quality and performance problems. After the “.com bubble” bust in the early 2000s, wages and career opportunities stagnated. I realized that I had to make a change.

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4. Start an it company ($60K/year)

Maanda Mulaudzi from Remote started Common Sense Holdings over 2 years ago, a IT company.

  • Revenue: $5,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 2
  • Location: Remote

I would have to say I have always wanted to start my own business even from high school. I started a business with a high school friend and we would sell custom basketball shoes. Then my second business was making school sports gear throughout the university. During this period from high school until now, I have been a professional skateboarder, which has helped me travel all over the world. This was also a way I made money through hosting and organizing events.

When you think you have all the answers that will lead you to make more mistakes if you don't know something just ask someone who has that knowledge. This will help you reduce mistakes, swallow your pride, this is business.

I graduated from university as an industrial engineer and also have a diploma in financial management and have worked in various industries such as automotive, media and broadcasting, education, and manufacturing. After five years in the corporate world, I decided to travel and explore more of the world.

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5. Start a graphic design business ($96K/year)

Scott Tarcy from Charlotte, NC, USA started caddesignhelp.com over 6 years ago, a graphic design business.

  • Revenue: $8,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 0
  • Location: Charlotte, NC, USA

Before I started my business, I went to college for mechanical engineering. I then worked a few corporate jobs as a design engineer. But in these jobs, I spent maybe 10% of my time actually doing design work. The other 90% was meetings and paperwork, which I hated. On top of that, I was required to be at my job 8-5, Monday through Friday. I had little control over my schedule.

I worked this as a side hustle for about 6 months before quitting my full-time job and doing this full time. That was probably the hardest I ever worked in my life.

After 10 years of this, I was pretty depressed. I had a good salary but the lack of control of my life and freedom was taking a toll. I would have gladly traded less money for more time and freedom.

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6. Start an ecommerce platform ($1.2M/year)

Nick and Angelica from Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA started Romans Tide over 6 years ago, a ecommerce platform.

  • Revenue: $100,000/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 5
  • Location: Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA

Outsource everything. The classic entrepreneur’s mistake is to try and do everything yourself. When I look back on it I definitely had the funds to outsource more and bootstrap less.

If it wasn't for that struggle I would have never made it to where I am today. I was forced into entrepreneurship because I was not someone people could hire. I always got along with people at interviews and people liked me but I was not hireable due to the mistakes I made in the past surrounding my issues with drugs and alcohol as a teenager.

Embrace the struggle. Good times can make you soft. I appreciate my life now and keep an attitude of gratitude but I never forget where I came from. I never forget not knowing where my next meal would come from or not knowing where I was going to sleep at night. Believe it or not, I have had worse times and been worse places than being homeless but I won't go there here

I got my GED at 16 so I didn’t even finish high school, before starting my business I did take some college classes at a local community college. I wanted to become a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine and attend Bastyr University.

I loved learning things but always struggled with the long road of school which held no guarantee of success, just a guarantee of debt.

My journey into entrepreneurship started as an early teenager hustling here and there just to put food in my mouth and fuel in the gas tank. My first real business was a landscaping business I started with a friend that didn't work out. We thought it would be a good idea because he had the work and I had the business mindset of growing and scaling. The opportunity was there but we did not collaborate well. Even with my guidance he did not want to change his habits. This led to us butting heads, ending our business, tainting our friendship, and me $20,000 in debt. After that had failed me I came across a program that taught people how to dropship on eBay for $20 a month. I really liked the idea of this as it gave me the opportunity to work from anywhere and be my own boss which are two things I really wanted. After a few months of hard work, things went well and I paid $500 for the selling on Amazon training. I literally had no idea what I was doing when my Amazon business took off. In a sense, Amazon was my crash course in business. It taught me how to hire and manage employees, how to set up payroll, how to outsource, how to do accounting, how to leverage credit and financing, how to market, how to do advertising. It taught me everything I know about business in the harshest way possible lol

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7. Start a web development business ($744K/year)

Ty Fujimura from New York, LA, NJ started Cantilever Web Design & Development about 10 years ago, a web development business.

  • Revenue: $62,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 6
  • Location: New York, LA, NJ

I’m the son of a therapist and an artist, and both sides of that upbringing prepared me well to manage a creative business! I was always playing with code and design growing up, and was lucky enough to have my dad’s tech hand-me-downs to learn on.

I regret bootstrapping because it forced us into making decisions based on the fear of running out of money, rather than on trying to find long-term value.

I majored in Mathematics at NYU, but while in classes I started to get the itch to design again. I did some portfolio pieces in photoshop but needed a website. I taught myself the basics by spending hours in Barnes & Noble reading every web design and development book I could find (even though I couldn’t afford to take them home) and got hooked.

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8. Start a taxi cab business

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9. Start a furniture polishing business

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10. Start a fast food drive-thru business

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11. Start a telecommunications business

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12. Start a beauty parlour business

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13. Start a mobile facial spa business

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14. Start a cybersecurity system ($540K/year)

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And for some real world inspiration, give Taylor Hersom's story on creating Eden Data a read:

Hey there! My name is Taylor Hersom and I am the founder of Eden Data. Eden Data is a cybersecurity consulting firm focused on helping startups build better security as they grow.

Since starting the company in March of 2020, we have scaled to four team members and an MRR of $45k, all through remote services and nearly no startup costs.

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Taylor Hersom, on starting Eden Data ($45,000/month) full story ➜

15. Start a computer store

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16. Start a risk management consulting business

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17. Start a hr and recruiting bots business ($12.2M/year)

Examples of a successful hr and recruiting bots business:

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And for some real world inspiration, give Jessica Miller-Merrell's story on creating Workology a read:

My name is Jessica Miller-Merrell, and I am a workplace change agent, author, and consultant focused on human resources and talent acquisition living in Austin, TX. Recognized by Forbes as a top 50 social media influencer, I am the founder and CEO of Workology, a workplace HR resource, and host of the Workology Podcast.

Workology also has a training and development platform for HR professionals called LEARN by Workology. We offer on-demand courses for HR certification with Ace the HR Exam, career development for HR professionals with Upskill HR, courses for SHRM (Society for Human Resources Management) and HRCI (Human Resource Certification Institute) recertification credits, new manager training, audio courses, practice tests, and more.

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Jessica Miller-Merrell, on starting Workology ($1,020,000/month) full story ➜

18. Start a supply chain management business

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19. Start a market researching business

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20. Start a customer service training business

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21. Start a hardware store business

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22. Start a blockchain services business

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23. Start a timber exportation business

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24. Start a home automation devices business

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25. Start a nursing home/hospital business

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26. Start a fishing vessels and boats production business

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27. Start a healthcare app using vr business

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28. Start a fresh seafood supermarket business

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29. Start a crude oil mining business

Examples of a successful crude oil mining business:

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30. Start a digital research analysis business

Examples of a successful digital research analysis business:

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31. Start a renewable energy equipment and devices selling business

Examples of a successful renewable energy equipment and devices selling business:

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32. Start a home automation devices business

Examples of a successful home automation devices business:

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33. Start a chemical production business

Examples of a successful chemical production business:

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