Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions:

  • What is Online Marketing Platform?

    • It is an integrated web-based platform that combines the benefits of a business directory, local search engine, search engine optimization (SEO) tool, customer relationship management (CRM) package and content management system (CMS). (source wikipedia.org)

  • What is Trending5000?

    • A single comprehensive platform for Middle Eastern based entrepreneurs, enthusiasts and trendsetters across MENA region, Trending5000 will be the destination for all things Trending related to Small business and Startup. The network will cater to the marketing needs of those trendsetters by providing effective and economical services that connect them to their stakeholders (customers, partners and investors), letting them focus on their regular operation. Trending5000 will help trend your business, brand like never before. Our aim is to discover the Middle East next Big/Best Business!

  • Who is Trending5000 for?

    • Trending5000 is for Middle east (MENA) based Business owners in the form of entrepreneurs , startup , small business and as well as notable influencers. It is also for non-business owners (Shoppers) ; innovative , early adopters tech savvy individuals who enjoy learning about new things and discovering the best deal in town . In nutshell, Trending5000 will be hunting for the Middle East next big business

  • What is the difference between “business” and “Shopper/Consumer”?

    • Business is for Small business, Startup registered on our website and falls under a listed category. (Investors fall under business , too) .Those can be searched for under names, keywords, locality and categories . The caveat is that they are Middle Eastern registered and based home grown brands and talents.

    • The rest of us, busy professionals, enthusiast innovators deal hunters and community interested to learn about hot businesses fall under Consumers/Shoppers.

  • Why Trending5000 and not 5 or 50 or 500?

    • Because in 12 month from the official launch of Trending5000, we shall have a list of 5000 trending businesses, startups, apps, social media influencers and entrepreneurs all categorized and ready to publish! The list will be the discovery of Middle East next big Business

  • What benefits will I get if I use Trending5000?

    • If you are a business owner, then the sky is the limit! We will get you Discovered, get you Famous and get you Leads that can convert into recurring business! Check the ServicesWe will trend your business /brand, whereby you could qualify to be the Middle East Next big thing! 

    • If you dont own a business ; i.e(a Shopper), you will get to Disocver, Search  all things trending related to your favorite home grown brands as well as know the stories behind them. You will also be able to get your requirements done in real time posting , interact and connect with trendsetters all that while being rewarded. 

  • How different is Trending5000 from the other websites?

    • Trending5000 is a new concept -an ambitious project where we build an exclusive marketing network for entrepreneurs, enthusiast and trendsetters across the region.

    • Trending5000 services span the marketing value chain for small business and startup , providing economical and effective services in one place

    • Trending5000 is solely for MENA based entrepreneurs and their related stakeholders (customers, followers and fans, investors and the community)

    • Trending5000 covers trending categories that resulted from the digital era such Startup accelerators , Social media influencers, bloggers and e-commerce websites to name a few

    • Trending5000 aim to contribute to the region’s entrepreneurial ecosystem by helping startup and small business get discovered and then move on to the next level

  • How different is Trendin5000 from social media websites?

    • Trending5000 will solely list MENA based small business and startups under categories, countries, whereby stakeholders can find them easily not necessarily by name but also by keywords, locality That is unlike other social media platforms where you can only find the business by typing its actual name. Social Media doesn’t have a list solely for small businesses and startups, therefore your business is stacked in the wrong pack against the wrong rivals, making it much harder for it to standout given the huge number of un-similar businesses competing against

    • Trending5000 provides get it done service for both business and Non-business owners(consumers), where you can submit your detailed requirements, and qualified registered businesses can apply to them.

  • What do you mean by “Get it done”?

    • Business owners and Non-business (Consumers)  can post projects and other registered businesses can reply to them. 

  • What areas does Trending5000 cover?

    • The aim to cover the entire MENA region but to start with , we are rolling the services in GCC (KSA, UAE, QATAR, BAHRAIN, OMAN), Jordan , Lebanon and Egypt. Please contact us if you want to submit your business in non of the above listed countries

 

Business Owner Questions

  • What is in it for me?

Please check our  Services page, Why Us and About Us for details  

  • What do you mean by “Get it done” for business?

    • Get it done allow registered business (depending on membership plan) to get leads that can convert into recurring business. You will be given access to jobs posted by users looking for services in selected categories and countries they specify. You can reply to job posted by the non-businesses users . You will get a notice once a job that match your expertise arise (once you register you will be asked to select categories of expertise). You can apply directly through the platform and get the deal if you get selected by the user. This will guarantee businesses opportunities for you and should help grow your client list.

    • As a registered business (depending on you membership plan), you can also post a job or a requirement which allow you to find a partner, subcontractor or a temp employee to help you with your needs!

  • Can I use “Get it done” IF I am a basic business member?

  • What is All things trending”?

    • All things trending will feature trending businesses, trending apps, trending entrepreneurs in regular intervals.

  • Can I Advertise without being a registered business?

    • Yes, please contact us at info@trending5000.com

  • What is Trending bar? How can I be on the list?

    • Trending bar is featuring service for the logo of premuim registered businesses.  Businesses can also be on the trending bar if they earn top top reviewes. 

  • Does Trending5000 offer Incubator or accelerator services?

    • No, at this stage. We direct you to our partners who will assist you with such requirements

  • Will you publish the investors list?

    • No, the investors’ list will be anonymous. The investors will have firsthand chance in choosing from the list in each category, location and can contact these businesses directly. We will also showcase the hot startups and small businesses to the investors depending on their preference.

  • How can we contact the investors on your list for investing or franchise options?

    • When you register as a premuim Memeber, you will be asked if you are interested in investment options. We will contact you afterwards with further details.

  • How does Trending5000 get the company data?

    • There are two ways to get the companies data. First one is through the public records and this registration will be basic (company name, address and phone number). We will ask the owners to verify these entries and take ownership of the account. The other way is through a company representative who makes changes to the profiles or creates a new profile and these profiles generally offer more detailed company information.

  • I can see incorrect information in my profile? How can I rectify it?

    • Please log in into your account and change them through the control panel

  • How can my business rank top at the search results?

    • By signing up to the Premuim membership

  • Can I add my company to Trending5000?

    • If you are a Middle Eastern registered and based home grown brands and talents. Yes, basic registration is for free. But paid membership will certainly provide you with services that can trend your brand.

  • There are some information that I would rather not share, how can I hide them?

    • You can log in into your account and hide or remove these information from your control panel

  • I can see that other business profiles has more photos and details, Why?

    • They would be registered at a higher package than yours; Premuim Package.

  • I want to cancel my subscription, how can I do that?

    • We hate to see anyone of our members leave, so please do tell us about it and we might be able to help. If not, and you have already made up your mind, Please send us an email on info@trending5000.com

  • How can I upgrade from a free basic business to Pemium ?

    • It’s as simple as hitting the update option on your control panel. It will direct you to the checkout window where you can put the details of your credit card. Once your payment is authorized, you will immediately become a Premium member.

  • What is the difference between basic listing & Premuim listings?

    • Basic listing will only offer basic info about the business (name, contact and website), and limited number of pictures to be uploaded. The visibility will of the businesses vary with maxmim visibility with more information and pictures/video to be loaded. The Premuim memberss will have access to Get it Done and  will have the option of being featured to the investor’s list. For more details about each subscription plan, please visit our Plans page.

  • Why should I register as Premuim Member?

    • Silver or Gold Subscription packages give you more bells and whistles than a free basic listing, starting with greater visibility across Trending5000.com site. Ads are generated automatically that promote your business to local customers, investors and enthusiasts looking for businesses like yours. A paid Subscription also removes advertisements from your company profile and allows you to choose more keywords that help customers find your company on Trending5000, plus you’re given a prominent position in Trending5000 search results. You can also upload more pictures and videos. Finally, as a paid member , you have an access to “Get it done ) which will allow you to get more business and also allow you to post your own requirements to find help or alliances with other registered businesses.

  • Can I Pay Monthly?

    • No, subscription is yearly contract

  • What is Trending5000 refund Policy?

    • You are free to cancel your subscription at any time, but we do not refund for services already provided. If you cancel after your yearly billing cycle has started, you will continue to receive the service you’ve paid for that year, but your subscription will expire at the end of the billing cycle.

  • What method of Payment does Trending5000 accept on the website?

    • We accept MasterCard, Visa, American Express and any card issued by your local or internal bank.

  • If I don’t have a credit card, can I send the money via bank transfer or pay cash?

  • Will I get e receipt for my subscription payment?

    • Yes an electronically generated invoice will be sent to the registered email address.

  • I want to cancel my subscription!

    • We hate to lose our customers—is there anything we could do to change your mind? Let us know at info@trending5000.com and we’ll do our best to make it right. If not, while we’ll be sad to see you go, you can cancel your subscription online or by emailing us at info@trending5000.com. You won’t be charged next billing cycle, however, you’ll be responsible for any charges incurred prior to cancellation.


 

Non-Business (Shoppers) owner questions

Shoppers/Consumers

  • What is it for me as a non business?

Please visit Why us page

  • Can I search the website without being registered?

    • Yes, any visitor can search our website. But we urge you to register and have a profile as then, you can recommend, review and contact the businesses you are interested in. You will also be able to post a job and see all the trending projects on our platform. Once you register and you start interacting and adding value, you will be rewarded for your interactions

  • Do I have to pay for registration?

    • No, non-business is free.

  • How can I create my profile?

    • You will have to choose a user name and password. A confirmation email will be sent to your email. Once you confirm, you can log in to your control panel and start the journey!

  • What isGet it Donefor Non-Business”?

    • Get it done allow registered user to post a requirement or a job in a listed country. The requirement or the job can vary from asking for a quote about a specific job, or about a product or a service you want to get done. You can specify the price that you are willing to close it at. Only registered companies will be able to reply to your post who are in that category. This way, you can have multiple requirement replied to at the same time, and save yourself the hassle of looking and searching for different companies.

  • What is “All things trending”?

    • All things trending will feature trending businesses, trending apps, trending entrepreneurs in regular intervals.

  • Can I refer, share a business which I find interesting? Can I share hidden gems?

    • You sure can, and guess what! You will be rewarded for doing that!

  • What rewards system do you offer and how can I add points to my account?

    • You will get rewarded for valued interaction on the website (refer, review, recommend) . Once you reach to a certain limit, you can start redeeming these points into vouchers offered by home grown local businesses.

  • Where is the review I wrote for a company?

    • Companies can choose to display, hide or feature recommendations. If they choose not to display your recommendation, it will still be archived on your member profile, so you can keep track of businesses you’ve reviewed.

  • How can I update my emails preference?

    • Please log in into your account and change them from your control panel

Search Results

  • How do I refine my search results?

    • The search feature on our directory allows you to enter keywords, descriptions, products, services or business name, as well as the country, city or localities for Middle Eastern based businesses. The more keywords you use, the more refine the search results will be.

  • Why is my country not listed?

    • Please see the answer to what area Trending5000 covers. If we have missed your country, please email us on info@trending5000.com

  • I am interested to look for small businesses in a certain category, but it’s not listed in your category list.

 

Additional Questions

  • If your question not listed above? Please email us at info@trending5000.com and we will sort it out for you.