The 27 Best Businesses To Start In Israel [2021]

The 27 Best Businesses To Start In Israel [2021]

Interested in starting a business in Israel in 2021?

We put together 27 of the best businesses you can start in Israel today.

In this list of ideas, you can find:

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

Here's the full list:

1. Start an electronics store ($48K/year)

Jeff Olson from Denver, Colorado, USA started LEVDisplay about 4 years ago, a electronics store.

  • Revenue: $4,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 0
  • Location: Denver, Colorado, USA

I moved to Denver in 2011 after graduating from college and started working in software sales.

My goal was to pay off my student loans as quickly as possible and then start my own business. Entrepreneurship was always the end game, but I wasn’t sure about what business I wanted to start yet.

By 2014 I had paid off my $30K student debt and was feeling pretty burned out. I quit my job (I was working for a company called Autodesk at the time) and got a part-time bartending gig. I had worked in restaurants through college and knew that bartending was the easiest way to earn cash while figuring out what kind of business I wanted to build.

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Jeff Olson, on starting LEVDisplay ($4,000/month) full story ➜

2. Start a construction company ($4.2M/year)

Clifton Muckenfuss from Apex, North Carolina, USA started Carolina Exteriors about 11 years ago, a construction company.

  • Revenue: $350,000/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 10
  • Location: Apex, North Carolina, USA

The founders are childhood best friends from small-town America (South Carolina). We took different paths after college and approximately 9 years later, reunited in North Carolina. I (Clifton) was recruited from Florida to work for a Mortgage Company in Raleigh, NC and Wesley was already established here (Raleigh) working for a major building materials manufacturer (James Hardie). After the housing crisis, the Mortgage Company went bankrupt and I (Clifton) found myself without a job. I then founded a Residential/Commercial/Cleaning Company (still in operations today, Managed by my wife, Mary Ann) and grew that business from $0 - $500K rapidly.

Surround yourself with POSITIVE people.

Then, Wes and I were talking about the possibility of starting a siding/exterior remodeling company since most of the contractors were retreating after the recession and the ones that remained, didn’t focus on the customer, but rather, only on the transaction.

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Clifton Muckenfuss, on starting Carolina Exteriors ($350,000/month) full story ➜

3. Start a sewing and alteration business ($12K/year)

Saara Hafeez from New York, New York, USA started ALTRD over 3 years ago, a sewing and alteration business.

  • Revenue: $1,000/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 0
  • Location: New York, New York, USA

We’ve been friends for awhile - we met right out of college in New York and stayed close even though we took fairly different professional paths.

Saara worked in the corporate world for a number of years before moving to Mexico where she launched a jewelry business aimed at rehabilitating sex trafficking survivors. Stephanie was a business consultant before going to law school and becoming a corporate lawyer; along the way, she launched an argan oil company that empowers women in Morocco.

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Saara Hafeez, on starting ALTRD ($1,000/month) full story ➜

4. Start a tour company ($21.6K/year)

Mark E. Johnson from Nashville, Tennessee, USA started Hobnail Trekking Co. ago, a tour company.

  • Revenue: $1,800/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 1
  • Location: Nashville, Tennessee, USA

In August 2016, I was on a steep downward trajectory in my job as a communications director at a nonprofit as a result of philosophical differences with the organization.

It was very uncomfortable, at best. The day before I was to part ways with the organization, I was having my pickup truck worked on at my mechanic shop and needed a ride to pick it up. Having applied the previous night to a communications job at a ride-sharing company, Lyft, I downloaded the app to my phone and hailed a ride.

The man who picked me up was clearly not from our hometown of Nashville, Tennessee. Although he had a strong indeterminable accent, he spoke fluent English and we had a great conversation on the way to the mechanic. Turns out the man was from Nepal. When I asked him if he knew anything about the Everest Base Camp (EBC) trek — something my wife and I had placed on our Bucket List years ago — he smiled and said, “I am an Everest Region Sherpa. I’ve guided that trip dozens of times. I actually own a small trekking company in Nepal.” We exchanged numbers and quickly set up a meeting for that weekend so my wife could ask him about the trek.

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Mark E. Johnson, on starting Hobnail Trekking Co. ($1,800/month) full story ➜

5. Start a mobile app development business ($984K/year)

Tim Bornholdt from Minneapolis, MN, USA started The Jed Mahonis Group over 9 years ago, a mobile app development business.

  • Revenue: $82,000/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 6
  • Location: Minneapolis, MN, USA

Growing up, I’ve always been into technology. I built my first website when I was in first grade, I built my first graphing calculator app when I was in sixth grade, and I used to run the internet’s largest website dedicated to Ralph Wiggum from The Simpsons.

I waited in line for the iPhone the day it launched in 2007, and I was instantly hooked. I knew I had to learn how to build software for this device. Eventually, I learned how to jailbreak my device which allowed me to run custom apps on it (this being before the launch of the App Store).

Even though I had a passion for technology, I never really wanted a career in it. My dream job was to work as a technical director for live television broadcasts, and the only class that was close to that at my school was the capstone course for the Professional Journalism program. I ended up switching my major from Computer Engineering to that and abandoned any dreams of professionally writing software.

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Tim Bornholdt, on starting The Jed Mahonis Group ($82,000/month) full story ➜

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

Max Rice from Remote, Oregon, USA started SkyVerge, Inc. over 8 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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Max Rice, on starting SkyVerge, Inc. ($350,000/month) full story ➜

7. Start an ecommerce platform ($8.4M/year)

Eyal from Israel started StoreYa about 9 years ago, an ecommerce platform.

  • Country: Israel
  • Revenue: $700,000/ month
  • Founders: 3
  • Employees: 15

Hi, my name is Eyal Reich and I'm StoreYa's co-founder and COO, along with Yariv Dror, the CEO (and my brother:) and Pasha Zaft, the CTO.

StoreYa offers a suite of marketing and advertising apps that help SMBs increase sales, leads and social following. We support more than 200,000 online sellers that are coming from 186 countries, we also integrate with 30 eCommerce platforms such as Shopify, Magento, Woocommerce, etc.

Our flagship product is called Traffic Booster, with it, we automate Google Ads using our unique AI technology. Take the burden off our clients' shoulders, and get the right customers at the right time for the right cost.

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Eyal, on starting StoreYa ($700,000/month) full story ➜

8. Start an online courses business ($1.8M/year)

Adam Tal from Israel started Pushtak over 7 years ago, an online courses business.

  • Country: Israel
  • Revenue: $150,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 10

My name is Adam Tal, I’m a high school drop out and an ex-musician, and I started an online education business in Israel, which has turned into a movement and which I’m now considering taking worldwide.

Our 2 flagship courses teach “money hacking” and “equity hacking”, our philosophy for building online businesses and online assets respectively. While our original idea was to teach marketing to SMB’s, we realized that by breaking some of the most revered rules of small business marketing, we were able to do something bigger.

Today our community is a unique fusion of so many kinds of people - entrepreneurs, employees, work-at-home moms & dads, teenagers and more, and our products change their lives by allowing them more freedom of choice when it comes to how they make a living.

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Adam Tal, on starting Pushtak ($150,000/month) full story ➜

9. Start a bicycle accessories business ($24M/year)

Michael Shenkerman from Israel started SEATYLOCK over 9 years ago, a bicycle accessories business.

  • Country: Israel
  • Revenue: $2,000,000/ month
  • Starting Costs: $3,000,000
  • Founders: 3
  • Employees: 18

Hello, my name is Michael Shenkerman and I’m the Co-Founder and CEO of Seatylock. I have been in the manufacturing business for the last 20 years and about 7 years ago I co-founded Seatylock. The company is the developer and manufacturer of innovative high-end bike locks.

Seatylock was founded as a platform for innovation. Our first creation was a hybrid product, the first ever product combining a bicycle seat and a lock in one – the Seatylock (not to be confused with the name of the company which is also Seatylock). Since we have continued to develop and manufacture a wide variety of bike locks, from folding locks to U-locks. All of our locks are made only from the highest quality materials, in order to make sure they are not only strong, but also durable.

When I started Seatylock my mission was to create the best bike locks in the world and to bring true innovation into a conservative industry, where innovation is rare and scarce. To achieve this, Seatylock aspires to discover new concepts and ideas in the bike security industry and this is the main reason that we founded Seatylock and this is what we strive to do each day.

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Michael Shenkerman, on starting SEATYLOCK ($2,000,000/month) full story ➜

10. Start a calendar sync tool ($6K/year)

Elad Shaham from Israel started SyncThemCalendars over 2 years ago, a calendar sync tool.

  • Country: Israel
  • Revenue: $500/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 0

My name is Elad Shaham, and I'm a software engineer. With over 15 years of experience in the software industry, I've worked in all types of companies, in tiny startups and up to enterprises like PayPal. I currently work as a tech lead at Lemonade, a digital do-good insurance startup trying to disrupt this old industry.

I would like to share my journey with SyncThemCalendars, a side project I've been working on for the past year. It is a paid online service which lets you block time in one calendar based on events in another calendar. It is a very robust solution for a niche problem that people that use multiple calendars face - how do I make sure my calendars have the most up-to-date info about my availability. No good existing solutions, no real competition. Perfect for a side project 👌

The service is currently growing slowly, with close to zero marketing efforts, and already making over $500 MRR.

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Elad Shaham, on starting SyncThemCalendars ($500/month) full story ➜

11. Start a skin care product line ($12K/year)

Dena Gottlieb from Israel started TerraCure over 4 years ago, a skin care product line.

  • Country: Israel
  • Revenue: $1,000/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 0

Hi. My name is Dena Gottlieb. I am an American ex-pat living in Israel. My husband, Elazar is an Israeli. We founded TerraCure about a year and a half ago to bring quality, natural, Dead Sea based creams for pain relief to the international market.

TerraCure offers a set of uniquely formulated products for muscle, joint, back, knee and tendon pain, based on a powerful synergy between Dead Sea minerals and essential oils. TerraCure’s products treat and significantly reduce pain while helping the body to heal itself.

Our biggest selling product is the complete set of pain relief products called “All Natural Chronic Herniated Disc and Joint Pain Solution”. This is a set of 3 different natural creams which are used alternated throughout the day and which offer a complete solution for people suffering from debilitating, chronic pain, for which conventional medicine doesn’t have much to offer, save complicated, invasive procedures.

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Dena Gottlieb, on starting TerraCure ($1,000/month) full story ➜

12. Start a biotechnology business

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13. Start a dry cleaners business

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14. Start a software training business

Examples of a successful software training business:

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15. Start an agriculture farming business

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16. Start a chemical production business

Examples of a successful chemical production business:

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17. Start a hotels business

Examples of a successful hotels business:

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18. Start a storage facility business

Examples of a successful storage facility business:

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19. Start a medical equipment manufacturing business

Examples of a successful medical equipment manufacturing business:

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20. Start a delivery business

Examples of a successful delivery business:

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21. Start a solar panel installation business

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22. Start a tourist guide business

Examples of a successful tourist guide business:

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23. Start a gadget accessory store business

Examples of a successful gadget accessory store business:

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24. Start a fruits plantation business

Examples of a successful fruits plantation business:

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25. Start a pharmaceutical manufacturing business

Examples of a successful pharmaceutical manufacturing business:

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26. Start a diamond store business

Examples of a successful diamond store business:

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27. Start a bottled water business

Examples of a successful bottled water business:

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For further info, check out these books and products:

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