The Israel Small and Medium Enterprises Authority (ISMEA) is engaged in establishing and supporting the operation of Small Business Development Centers (MATI centers in Hebrew) in several Israeli cities. MATI Centers act as a one-stop-shop for the business owner or entrepreneur, by providing them a package of services for their own benefit and successful business performance.
· Professional advice - help is available from professional advisors in a wide range of areas: preliminary consultation in making the decision to start a business; business advice and the preparation of a business plan; management of marketing; financial advice; guidance on organization; personnel, etc. The nature and duration of the advice are tailored to suit each applicant.
· Training - MATI Centers offer courses and workshops, specifically adapted to small and medium enterprises and entrepreneurs. Among the subjects covered: establishment and management of the business, marketing, a course for small and start-up exporters, computerization and the Internet, electronic trading, courses for new immigrants, etc.
· Referral to sources of finance – MATI Centers can be of assistance in the process of referral for obtaining finance from one of the funds earmarked for small and medium enterprises, or in an application to other financial institutions and frameworks. In addition, the CPEs can assist in the preparation of the business plan required for receiving finance.
MATI Jerusalem - Business Development Center
9 Ha‘uman Street,
Tel. 972-2-679-4242, Fax: 972-2-679-3838
More info on the MATI Jerusalem website
3 Tel Hai Street, Ra'anana, 43405
More info on MATI Raanana website
35, Hameginim St.,
POBox 33451, Haifa
141, Mordei Hagetaot St.
Menachem Begin Blvd.
More info on MATI Ashdod website
2, Hatzoran St.
Poleg Industrial Zone
19, Epstein St.
More info on MATI Bnei-Brak website
Shmueli Building, Floor 3
109, Chenkin St.
More info on MATI Holon website
MATI Rishon LeZion
34, Ein Hakore St.
Rishon LeZion 75271
More info on MATI Rishon Lezion website