Interested in starting a business in Israel in 2022?
We put together 30 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 internet privacy app ($50/month)
Internet privacy apps enable users to search the internet without worrying about getting tracked online.
To stay safe, internet users are using privacy applications, a trend that is creating business opportunities for entrepreneurs looking for the best App based business ideas.
To build an internet privacy application, research the most popular websites based on the user search frequency.
Then, build an application that is easy to use and fast so that the search results display almost instantly. Remember to add more features to the application to give the users a broader experience, increase interaction and keep the application engaged.
Before launching the beta version, please test it out and give users enough time to provide feedback. Market and launch the application.
My name is Gal Ringel, and I’m the CEO and Co-founder at Mine. Mine is a smart data assistant that enables digital users to discover and manage their personal data online. We empower millions of people worldwide to take ownership of their personal data and minimize online risks without changing their online behavior. With Mine, you can enjoy a value-based internet and keep your data only where you want it.
2. Develop a seo software ($114K/month)
SEO software is a computer program that is designed to handle search engine optimization tasks by optimizing the website content, managing backlinks, and other SEO activities.
SEO is something that you need to do for your website or blog in order for it to get any traffic. Some of us are new to SEO, even if we are SEO experts. SEO isn't just a craft, but an art form as well.
Making your own SEO software is more than potentially profitable. It also lets you interact with the people who use your software and allows you to figure out best practices from the data you collect.
Hi, my name is Ayal Aldema, and I’m the founder of SheerSEO, an online SEO software.
Today the business makes $30,000/month by selling SaaS service to both webmasters and SEO professionals.
3. Build an iPhone app ($5.14K/month)
The iPhone is the most popular mobile device in the world. It has changed the way we interact with information, entertainment, and communication.
The iPhone has also changed the way we interact with each other. Since its release in 2007, it has become a staple in most people's lives. It is more than just a phone; it is a tool for staying connected to our friends and family and for creating new connections.
The iPhone app market is an ever-changing landscape of innovation: it's not just about making something that works well; it's about creating something that stands out from the crowd.
In order to succeed in this market, you need to have something that appeals to your audience. This can be as simple as making sure your app has a catchy name or as complex as developing an entire brand identity around your app's functionality.
My name is Nimrod, and I am the CEO & co-founder of OnlinePianist, a mobile application that makes it super fun & easy to play one’s favorite songs on the piano.
4. Start a shopify ecommerce agency ($175K/month)
A Shopify eCommerce agency is an expert who helps retailers list their products, and target potential customers, enabling the business to achieve its eCommerce goals.
If you are a Shopify expert, you can turn your skills into income by becoming a Shopify eCommerce agency. The Ecommerce agencies offer SEO services, web development or web design, and eCommerce marketing services.
To become a Shopify Ecommerce agency, develop the necessary skills in either SEO, web design and development, or marketing. It would help if you joined an agency for an opportunity to gain the required experience. Then, define your niche, and focus on growing your clientele.
Hey there! My name is Moshe Lugasi, and I am the founder of Importify, a popular e-commerce App, which works with the top three eCommerce platforms Shopify, Wix, and Woocommerce.
I launched my company back in mid-December of 2016, where we only made a total of $179.00 the very first month. The following year, 2017, we made a total of $128,000, and now we are grossing $60,000 a month.
5. Start an electronics store ($4K/month)
An electronics store sells any electronics from smartphones to televisions, laptops, refrigerators and other home appliances. With the technological advancements in the past decade, the electronics sector is expected to grow by 5.6 percent over the next five years.
To start an electronics store, research and find the right location for your store, then register your company at the state level to get the tax ID number.
Then, research your competition, which includes online stores and the local electronics store in your area. You should examine what they sell and focus on the products you can provide at a better price than the competition.
Hello, my name is Kyle Capel and I am the founder of Hand Held Legend, a DIY upgrade shop for vintage handheld consoles. If you are as old as I am, you’ll remember the day you opened up your first Nintendo console and impatiently waited for mom or dad to figure out how to hook it up. After the crisp sound of a cartridge inserting into its plastic slot, you were ready to be taken into another world. Whether it be a 90’s Christmas morning or a special birthday, each of us can be taken back to parts of our youth when hearing and playing the games we grew up on. There is nothing that can replace the nostalgia old gaming consoles and the controllers that come with them.
Most of our customers are males between the ages of 13 and 45. Nearly 40% of our sales are international. Revenue averages about $27,000/month and is growing. The first quarter of 2020 posted a 30% increase in revenue over the same period in 2019.
6. Start a construction company ($350K/month)
Running a construction company can be very rewarding and require hard work, attention to detail, and a hustle mentality.
Construction companies are responsible for building/designing a variety of apartments, buildings, properties, housing, infrastructure, facilities & developments, motorways, roads, paths, pavement, and more.
My name is Michael Parnell, and I am the founder of MPC Builders. We provide general contracting services for custom home construction along the Jersey Shore, as well as commercial projects throughout NJ and the Philadelphia metro area.
We’re busier than ever because of this open book-building process, it’s unlike any of our competitors and our clients take notice, and become raving fans… and in turn, refer to their friends, and so forth…
7. Start a sewing and alteration business ($1K/month)
We are Saara and Stephanie - we’ve been friends for 8 years and have both launched our own socially oriented businesses. We recently started ALTRD - a clothing alteration service.
8. Start a tour company ($89.3K/month)
Starting a tour company is a great way to bring your love of travel to life. You can share your passion with others and help make their dream vacations come true!
There are many types of tour businesses, so it's best to choose something you are passionate and knowledgeable about. Here's a few of the most popular tour companies to start in Israel:
- Food & Drink Tours
- Adventure & Sporting Tours
- Sightseeing & Historical Tours
- Shopping Tours
- and many more!
It's also important to determine what mode of transportation you want for your tour company, as this will determine the initial startup costs needed for your company.
To get started, find out if you need a license to operate in your state. Some states require tour companies to be licensed, while others do not. If you are required to be licensed, talk with the licensing agency to find out what steps must be taken before you can apply for that license.
Hi, I’m Jessica Baumgart, and in 2017 I founded Delicious Denver Food Tours to connect Denver locals and visitors to my city’s amazing food scene.
When I first launched the business, I was guiding every food tour myself. By month three, I had broken even and was turning a profit. This was also when I started hiring my first tour guide. Now 1.5 years into running the business, I manage a team of tour guides, and the business is producing $20,000/month in revenue.
9. Start a mobile app development business ($79.2K/month)
Mobile app development is the process of creating software applications that run on mobile devices. These apps can be used for a variety of purposes, including games, productivity, and social networking.
To start a mobile app development company, you need to have strong technical skills and be able to develop high-quality software. You should also have a good understanding of how to market and sell mobile apps.
It's no surprise that the mobile app industry is booming. The average Mobile APP Developer salary is $101,982 per year, or $49.03 per hour. These days, you can even get your foot in front of millions by developing video game apps!
The recent trends in mobile app development are moving toward Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR). These new technologies are providing businesses with new ways to engage with their customers.
Starting a mobile app development business is a great way to enter the world of software development. This type of company is growing in popularity as businesses are looking for ways to reach their customers through mobile apps.
Hi. I am Michael Ginzburg, 57 years old mobile app indie entrepreneur, founder, and owner of LeMi Apps - SMS Marketing Auto Reply Apps for Small Business Automation.
You send instant, automated text messages to customers / potential clients after they’ve texted a specific keyword to your phone number
10. Become a software developer ($149K/month)
A software developer is a person who creates computer programs. They design, test, and oversee the creation of software for a variety of purposes including businesses, personal use, or social networking.
If you have strong technical skills and experience in programming, you can start a software development business. You should also have a good understanding of how the software works.
The average salary for software developers is $110,140. The best-paid 25 percent earn an annual income of up to 140K dollars while the lowest-paid workers make just under 84K dollars.
The recent trends in software development are moving towards mobile apps and cloud-based solutions. Businesses are providing a variety of programming languages and tools to create software that meets the client's needs.
Starting a software development company is the perfect way to explore in this exciting industry. This type of business is growing in popularity as businesses are looking for ways to offer their customers a convenient way to access their data and applications.
Hi all, my name is Max Rice, and I’m the co-founder and CEO of SkyVerge, where we build software tools that help over 100,000 eCommerce brands manage and grow their online stores. Our customers are mostly small to medium-sized businesses in all kinds of verticals.
My co-founder Justin Stern and I started SkyVerge in 2013 and we’re a globally distributed team of over 30 people, with revenue of $350,000 per month.
11. Start an ecommerce platform ($304K/month)
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.
We launched StoreYa 7 years ago, with the idea of building a valid business, one with a strong business model behind it. As opposed to many startups that pursue their dream and don't think about how to make money in the early stages, we didn't want to be dependent on fundraising, we wanted to reach the profitability stage as soon as possible. We raised a seed round of ~$900K when we first started and for the past 3 years, we've been profitable, generating an average of $700K MRR.
12. Create an online course ($117K/month)
Online course businesses are one of the fastest-growing online business models. Creating an online course is an awesome way to generate extra income because it allows you to monetize the knowledge you already have. More people are taking online courses every day, and the COVID pandemic has accelerated that, with some online learning platforms having seen 15-folds growth in the number of users.
Another advantage is that these new platforms are so easy to use for instructors that you don't have to worry at all about the tech side of the business. You just need to focus on creating exciting content that is informational & engaging at the same time.
Starting an online course in Israel allows you to eliminate some of the huge costs associated with setting up a physical training facility, and it's a great way to reach as many people.
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.
We have over 100,000 active subscribers and followers, as well as just over 7,000 students who took at least one online course. In the past 5 years, we’ve generated over 21,000,000ILS, which is roughly 6 million dollars, with profit as high as 45% in some of those years.
13. Start a bicycle accessories business ($2M/month)
More people in Israel are cycling today than two decades ago. As the number of cyclists increases, the demand for bicycle accessories will keep growing.
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.
We launched our first product, The Foldylock Classic, in 2013 via Kickstarter and managed to raise about $44,000. Next year we launched our Flagship product, the Seatylock, and raised about $137,000 in a campaign that received a lot of media attention and public exposure due to the innovative concept and design of the Seatylock. Since sales have increased steadily from year to year and today are around $120K/month.
14. Create a calendar sync tool ($89.3K/month)
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.
The service is currently growing slowly, with close to zero marketing efforts, and already making over $500 MRR.
15. Start a skin care product line ($106K/month)
The skincare business is a multi-billion dollar one, and it shows no sign of slowing down. New anti-aging products are entering the market at a nearly exponential rate, and the competition for consumers' money is growing more and more.
The industry was valued at 130 billion USD in 2021 and will expand at an annual growth rate of 4.6% up to 2030. This is surely a type of business that you should not miss. You'll need to build your creativity on your products and make sure that it is all safe and useful in improving the skin of your customers.
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.
We have been privileged to help thousands of people with their pain, both here in Israel through our brick and mortar business and overseas (mostly in the U.S.), via our website. Much of our business is made up of returning customers. This is very exciting and gratifying for us.
16. Start a biotechnology business
17. Start a dry cleaners business
The dry cleaning business washes textile items that cannot be wet washed. People will always need their clothes washed, so this business model can be successful.
Opening a dry cleaning business is one of the best laundry business ideas you can think about today. Most dry cleaning businesses feature a low operating expense and can lead to a profitable business model.
To maximize profitability, offer multiple services beyond the typical dry cleaning like wash and fold service.
Hello! My name is Nishant Tripathi, and I founded Dhobilite, a premium online dry cleaning, and laundry service. I started this company in 2011 with a vision to pioneer laundry service in India.
We started operations in the year 2011. Over the years, we experimented with and developed our business model and software. In 2015, we disrupted the laundry market and became India's first app-based, on-demand laundry service provider. We have expanded into more than 15 cities in the last two years and have around 20+ stores today. In addition, we have 30 plus franchises. We also have factories in Gurgaon, Noida, Lucknow, Hyderabad, and Faridabad.
18. Start a hotels business
If you are considering starting a hotel, then it is time to set your plan into action. There are five key elements to understand if you want to succeed in this industry: location, size, budget, experience, and market demand.
Here are some tips to consider prior to forming a hotel:
- Name your business
- Decide on a marketing strategy
- Start by renting out a room in your home.
- Hire a business capital broker
- Try AirBnB
- Make a marketing plan
- Offer complementary services
19. Start a storage facility
Storage space is a high profitable business with a low-overhead cost. By starting a storage space business, you provide secure space for residential and commercial customers. Demand for storage space has been and is still experiencing meteoric growth.
According to a report, self-storage facilities generate a profit margin of 41%.
Apart from the main business of renting out storage space, self-storage facilities make money by selling locks, cardboard boxes, packing supplies, insurance, and other products. Pros of starting a storage space business include:
- Great profit potential
- Growing demand
- Low overhead compared to other businesses
- Requires minimal management
- Maximize profits by offering lucrative add-on products and services.
My name is Ben Elizer, and I am the Founder and President of Velocity International Group, a full-scale logistics company, offering SameDay delivery, Expediting, Distribution, Fulfillment, andmany Warehousing Services. We offer to consult and some other services as well to help our customers succeed in an ultra-competitive environment. Velocity started with 2 vans and many faces to face conversations. We now have 10+ vehicles, including trucks, and have grown to 25k+ square feet of warehouse space as well to best serve our customers.
Over the past 2 years, our revenue has grown over 300%, which has completely contributed to the great people and culture we have at Velocity. After having to move out of my apartment (because I put everything financially I had into this company), and move back into my mom’s house in my mid 20’s, it was difficult, but just 6 months later we had our first small office and warehouse space. I’m fortunate I had a support system to move back into, or else Velocity might not be here today. The business has grown ever since because of hard work, trust, and relationships. We focus on what is important.
20. Start a delivery business
Hello, my name is Mohamad Saad, and I am one of the founders of HalalWorldDepot, America’s premier Halal online marketplace. The company started three years ago as meat and grocery delivery service and slowly grew into a full-blown online marketplace offering a wide range of Halal products.
With a simple goal of getting as many Halal items listed, we also focus on building a community of Muslims around the United States to connect and come together. A home formed on a website where all can feel welcomed and comfortable shopping and finding the products they need.
21. Start a solar panel installation business
The solar panel installation business is a growing industry. In the past decade, solar panels have become more affordable and attractive to consumers. This has led to an increase in demand for solar panel installation services.
Solar energy is one of the most sustainable and environmentally-friendly forms of energy available today. It produces no greenhouse gas emissions or other toxic chemicals that can harm the environment or human health.
A solar panel installation business should consider investing in marketing strategies that will help them reach their target audience and sell their services effectively.
Hello, my name is Alex K Williams, the founding partner at Solar Energy Partners (SEP). Our focus is to provide the best customer and consultant experience in the solar industry. We provide more premium options for customers and consultants alike.
Our overall growth has skyrocketed from more than 400% growth since inception.
22. Start a tourist guide business
There's no denying the profitability of a tourism business. If you know the state and cities well, starting a tour guide business can be a very lucrative idea. All you need is a license, and you can soon start working as a tour guide.
Listed are the steps on how to start a tour guide business.
- Register your tour guide name business
- Obtain necessary licenses
- Open a bank account for business transactions
- Organize your business operations
- Start to promote and get clients
Hi! I am Nan and I am the founder of No Code Map App - a no code builder for creating custom interactive maps with dynamic filters. It is designed for businesses to build an agency-quality interactive map without coding.
We launched 3 months ago and started monetizing at the end of March. April was our first full month of taking payments and we made >$400.
23. Build a crypto app
Building a crypto trading app is the easiest and safest way to make money from cryptocurrencies.
To build a custom crypto app, you need technical skills. A custom crypto app offers the developers complete access to the technical support team. Purchasing a white-label solution means quick time to market, and it involves a relatively simple setup.
Whether crypto traders make or lose money, a crypto app remains a winner.
My name is Auston Bunsen, I am one of the founders of CBlocks.io! CBlocks is the easiest way to acquire and learn about cryptocurrency.
We launched in mid-January and made about $32,000 in our first 30 days. I co-founded CBlocks with PK Banks & Mario Aguayo, two of my former coworkers.
24. Become a fitness nurse
Fitness Nurses offer support, treatment, and back-up to their patients in addition to the care they receive from their GP surgery or specialist. Fitness Nurses are able to provide first-line supervision on exercise programs and ensure these are effective and carried out correctly.
Fitness nursing is a growing and exciting career. As a fast-growing industry, the field of healthcare is predicted to create more than two million new jobs by 2024. One career, in particular, that is expected to skyrocket in growth is the fitness nurse, also known as a clinical exercise specialist.
25. Start a travel consulting business
Travel consultants offer clients advice on all things related to travel, including destinations, airfare, accommodations, and activities. Be it flights or even cruises, you can bridge the gap between customer and service provider with a travel consulting business.
You can actually start a travel-related consulting business without being an expert in the travel industry. The U.S. travel and tourism industry generated $1.9 trillion in economic output; supporting 9.5 million American jobs and accounting for 2.9% of U.S. GDP. At 14.5% of international travel spending globally.
Traveling the world is a dream that a lot of people have. Starting a travel consulting business is an awesome way to create a passive income, travel the world, and help others at the same time. Travel consulting is one of your best ways to start a business on the side, to earn more money.
Manoj: Kamlesh Ramchandani and I (Manoj Tulsani) are the founders of Rayna Tours and Travels. Fueled by our deepest interest in travel and entrepreneurship, we kicked off our business journey a decade ago from a small travel counter inside a five-star hotel in Dubai.
Kamlesh: We’ve been in the industry for over a decade and have now become a niche provider of destination management services in Dubai. As a one-stop, customer-oriented business for all travel needs, our main organizational goal is to design and craft travel services and packages in such a way that each of them ideally responds to the dynamic market trends as well as our clients’ specific travel requirements. We offer our full suite of travel solutions through our wholly-owned Rayna Group.
26. Become an online dating consultant ($5.2K/month)
An online dating consultant is a person who provides advice to people in the world of Internet dating. An online dating consultant can help you direct your profile, help you write your first message to an online match and help you make a great impression on your date.
Online dating has the potential to be one of the greatest customer service industries in the world.
Hi everyone, my name is Shane and I’m the founder of The Match Artist. We help singles take amazing pictures for their online dating profiles. Our flagship product is the 3 hour Executive shoot, which gets you about 100 different photos in 7 different settings.
We started this business in January 2018, and we have helped over 100 singles take pictures for their profile. We usually average between $5,000- $6,000 a month in revenue.
27. Start a subscription box business ($106K/month)
A subscription box business is a type of business where customers subscribe to receive a niche set of products on a monthly basis. Subscription boxes are in high demand today as customers enjoy receiving a variety of products from various brands.
Some of the benefits to starting a subscription box business are:
- The revenue is predictable as it is a recurring business
- Adds more value to customer service as this creates a unique shopping experience
- Customers can access exclusive products and also customize them based on their interest
- Profit margin can range from 40%-60%
You can start a subscription box business by understanding the real market needs. Because of its highly competitive nature, it is important to find your niche and provide quality products based on your customer's interests. Additionally, it is important to decide what items should go in your box. The quantity, size, and design of the box plays key role in grabbing the customer's attention. Apart from the basics, you should also make sure that the items are bright and colorful.
Lastly, building a good relationship with the fulfillment companies will be profitable as this business is a routine task. If you have 100 subscribers, you will need a service that will pick up and deliver your products. In addition to this, marketing your service can be an advantage. In order to promote the service, you can build your website, create special offers to attract and retain customers.
I’m Lindsay Scholz, and I’m the founder of Vowed Box Co. – a line of curated, quirky gift boxes with non-traditional brides in mind.
Since the brand is still in its infancy and we’re still working through wholesale costs, my monthly income is roughly $600. For being a side business, I look at any profit as a win, but of course, the goal is to see this grow in 2019!
28. Start an etsy shop
Etsy has been around for over a decade, and the platform has only become more popular for creators, entrepreneurs, and consumers over the years.
The platform started out as a place for crafters to sell their supplies and handmade goods. Now it has turned into a venue for artists and small businesses of all kinds to sell their products.
If you just started your shop, or you're looking to sell your products on Etsy, there are many different ways to make a killing on the platform. With the tips and advice of Etsy sellers who've been in your position, you'll soon be on your way to success!
My name is Sasha Weekes and I’m the 25 years old owner of Timber Grove Studios. Our home-based woodshop is nestled in the hills of PEI’s countryside, and we specialize in decorative shelving and home decor with a focus on minimalist design and simplicity. Each piece is made to order with 20+ color options, meaning it will be the perfect fit for each customer's space. We ship Canada and U.S. wide.
Moving twice in two years has definitely caused organizational, financial and opportunity hiccups, but the business has grown steadily regardless so we’re very excited about where 2020 will take us. We’ve learned what to focus on during which months, as revenue can range anywhere from $2000 during slow months to $10,000 during high months. Net profit has run anywhere between 20-50% throughout the life of the business and varies month to month. It’s closer to 20% right now as we’ve been spending all we can on new tools and materials for our new larger products and our Christmas stock.
29. Become a private investigator
Private investigators are hired to investigate a person, event or organization. They can be hired by individuals, law enforcement or attorneys.
In the past few years, there has been an increase in the number of private investigator firms. This is because of the growing demand for PI services due to all the recent technological advancements that have helped make it easier for people to get away with criminal activities and unethical behavior.
30. Start a furniture wholesale distribution business
The furniture wholesale industry consists of wholesalers and distributors of furniture.
These companies are involved in the buying and selling of furniture at wholesale prices to retailers, contractors, and other wholesalers. Though many companies in this industry operate in close liaison with manufacturers, many wholesalers and distributors also work on their own.
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