Review – For New Startups

Updated: August 21, 2022
by Joe Garcia

Welcome to my review! Starting a new business is exciting, but a good working ethos and enthusiasms aren’t enough to make it successful. You ought to know what’s emerging as new business trends and how likely they will be sustainable. Researching online isn’t easy because there may be millions of startups who are already ahead of you out there, doing the same research on a daily basis.

This is where a user community can come in to help. Scroll down to take a look at the review. This might just be one to save you a lot of time and money testing and wondering before you finally decide what kind of niche to take on and turn it into a successful business in a short period of time. Review

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Hustle Con Media, Inc.


$299 per year

What is is a subscription service for entrepreneurs. You receive information on the hottest business trends and unique strategies in text, visual, and audio formats. You also have VIP access to the closed community where you can connect with over 16,000 founders, CEOs, and investors and get advice from them.

The annual subscription fee is $299, and you will receive;

  • Weekly email and audio about the upcoming trends and tactics. An email will be sent to you every Tuesday.
  • Trends Deal Directory where you can find over 70 products and save up to $100k.
  • Events platform where you can join and even host your own events (virtual as well as local).
  • Access to the Facebook community where you can exchange tips with other successful business owners. Review

Who Owns Trends? is owned by Hustle Con Media, Inc, based in San Francisco, and it also has offices in Austin. The company is most known for owning a business and tech news site,, which is also part of HubSpot.

The Trends site and the community were launched in 2016 especially to help new entrepreneurs step ahead of the game right from the start by providing the latest market information. Because the reputable team The Hustle is behind it all, the service has been applauded by many experts in a variety of industries across the globe.

Why Should You Try Trends?

Unlike most other information products and communities, Trends offers a lot of unique features.

Insiders’ Information

If you simply want to find out what’s on trend, you can try Google Trends. It’s a great tool to find out what people are generally up to globally (also geographically), on a very large scale. Additionally, it also lets you view historical trends. But this is just a fact site, and it does not predict future trends.

With, you will get to know what kind of products or business ideas are in line near future and how the experts view them (whether they will succeed or fail.)

This will hugely save your time from researching everything yourself. 

Detailed Newsletter

Most of the newsletters we receive nowadays are about the introduction of products or services already on the market. But the newsletter you receive from Trends is all about the reports that assist business owners to take a few steps ahead of others. They are all written by industry experts which means there is a tremendous amount of value and potential for your future success.

Networking With Experts

When you start out, you may have your own mentor or training course you can learn techniques. But you don’t know if these techniques will work for you or not. By connecting with experts through Trends Facebook group, you can discuss your business ideas with successful people on the frontline. 

Trends Group Facebook

As you can see, the private Trends Group has 12.9k members as of now. (* Updated in August 2022)

Not only your own ideas but you can also view other business ideas suggested by others. The ideas may be in different niches and involve legal issues or financial obstacles in specific ways. But because there are thousands of experts from different industries, the overall ideas can always be examined by appropriate experts. This is a huge plus in terms of saving time and money in researching.

Trends Email Example

Through the weekly emails that you receive from Trends, you will learn what kind of niches you can take on. For example one week it said;

Trends Email

Tricked-out home theaters: “Home theater system” garners over 40k monthly searches on Amazon. The HomeTheater subreddit has ballooned to 600k. A seller is raking in $650k per month for an ambient skylight projector.

You might come up with selling some household items but it's hard to imagine when it comes to a fixture like a theater system or projector unless you own it yourself in your home. So is this good for you to start a business that sells home theater systems? You join Trends and learn more about it. 

Is a Discount Available?

If you are a student, it’s good news. A special discount can apply to you for the first year for $79 instead of $299. All you have to do is to email support from your college email address. You might also want to note that the discount will only apply for the first year. At the renewal date, you’ll be billed for $299.

$1 Trial

The great thing about Trends is that you can join and see what it’s all about for the first 7 days for just $1. After the 7-day trial period, the full annual subscription fee of $299 will be charged. During the 7 days, you can receive a weekly email and you will also be allowed to join the closed Facebook group. I think this is one of the best opportunities for you to get as many interesting ideas and make use of them as a new business startup.

Trends Podcast

If you are still not sure about how you can get inspired by the Trends membership, you can listen to the Trends podcast. It’s broadcast every few days on Spotify “My First Million”, spoken by Sam Parr and Shaan Puri from The Hustle/Hubspot.

Also Read: How To Podcasting For Beginners

No Refund Policy

Trends only offers a 72-hour cooling-off period after you make your yearly subscription payment, but otherwise, the policy doesn’t give you a money-back guarantee. 

After 72 hours of payment, you can cancel the membership at any time but you won’t receive a refund. Effectively, it means that you can only cancel the next renewal fee at any time.

72 hours may seem very short, but don’t forget, this is after the 7-day trial period. It means you will have 10 days in total to decide whether Trends is suitable for you or not. I think it’s reasonable. Firstly because the $1 trial is a very good offer, and also secondly, if the cooling-off period was longer than that, you could steal all the useful industry information and leave without paying. It wouldn’t be fair on the company and also on the other members who legitimately take advantage of the service.

What Does Trustpilot Say?

Trends Review Trustpilot

One of the measures that help you make sure you are using a trustworthy service is to check user reviews left on Trustpilot. This doesn’t mean you can rely on Trustpilot or any other user review site 100%, but at least they try to eliminate fake reviews (How to spot a fake review: there’s more to it than you think). Also, HubSpot is an established, authoritative company, I trust that all the user reviews are authentic.

It seems that 96% of the users have left 5 stars, and there has been a small minority (3%) of unhappy users who left ‘poor’ or ‘bad’ reviews. Most of the unhappy ones say that they don’t think the membership is worth $299 per year.

The Trends’ support team has been monitoring the reviews and replying to almost every “less than average” review. But they don’t seem to reply to happy users. Pros and Cons


  • Detailed reports written by experts; you can read any time you want, and the audio version can be listened to while commuting.
  • Closed Facebook group to join discussions and receive advice from experts.
  • Networking opportunities; virtual events as well as local events you can join.
  • Good feedback opportunities; your ideas can be validated by successful entrepreneurs.
  • 7-day trial only for $1.


  • No refund policy.
  • If you don't proactively access the community, you may not make the most of the fee. Review - Conclusion:

If you are considering starting a new business but still haven’t decided what to do, or you have been running a business already but it doesn’t seem to be taking off as you want it to, then you’ll definitely need help.

Because the internet is full of information given by non-experts. If you’ve been sparing a long time researching, you may be given wrong advice from people that you’ve never heard of, and that might be the core of the problem.

Trends may be perfect for you because the community is created by already successful entrepreneurs and constantly updated by users who are also successful entrepreneurs. It’s good to jump in to absorb all the information, and if you carry on, you’ll be able to become one of them who will give advice to beginners. If you are willing to network with like-minded people, Trends may be one you should try to save yourself from all the struggles.

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About the author 

Joe Garcia

An adventurer who is self-starting, quick to learn, and well organized. It is my privilege to work with Ray Alexander as his assistant. I occasionally write for this website on various work-from-home business topics, with Ray's help as I am still learning English. Originally from Spain, I now live in the UK.

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  1. Hi Joe, I spoken on the phone about the blogging service. I just saw this article and it’s well written and I was very impressed. I think everything you do fits what our readers need. If you still interested in my service let me know asap. Cheers.

  2. Thank you for reviewing. It was only recently that I found out about Trends, and I signed up to learn what kind of advice it can offer.
    My problem was, I received emails 1-2 times a day, usually one from Trends and the other from The Hustle. They both offered some ideas, but I didn’t find them helpful, so I unsubscribed. The membership fee didn’t seem worth it to me at the time. You say what you think in your article and I trust it. Maybe I’ll give it another thought. Cheers.

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