Quick Start Guide for small businesses

For: Businesses with 2–9 users

After you sign up for Google Workspace, discover how to manage your team, migrate emails, set up recommended features, and start using your services.

Before you begin: If you're not using Google Workspace yet: Sign up for a free trial


Access your Admin console

The Google Admin console is where administrators manage Google services for people in an organization.


Set up your business email

If you didn't activate Gmail during sign-up, you can do so now (or whenever you're ready). You need to change your domain’s MX records to direct mail to Google's mail servers. We also recommend you add an SPF record to your domain settings.

Don't worry if you're not sure what MX or SPF records are. Just see below for steps.


Migrate your team's data to Google Workspace

Import your users' emails, contacts, and calendars, to their Google Workspace accounts.


Build and manage your team

Set up team member accounts and manage their identities.

Set up

Learn how


Set up your organization's account

Add your logo, manage billing and payments, and follow best practices for security and compliance. 

Set up

Region specific


Manage your meetings and email

Make the most of Gmail, Google Contacts, and Google Meet for your team and client meetings.

Set up

Learn how


Work with cloud storage & online documents

Discover a powerful suite of document, spreadsheet, and presentation apps that you work with in your browser.

Set up

Learn how


Set up & manage mobile devices

Let your team use Google Workspace on the go with their managed mobile devices.


Grow your business

Ready for more? Create and enhance your online web presence, then get more features to meet your growing business needs.

Enhance web presence

Get more features


Train your users

Get training guides, tips, customer examples, and other resources to help your users work smarter and master Google Workspace at work or school.

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Want to receive one-on-one guidance and tailored recommendations on how to make the most out of Workspace? Try booking an appointment with Small Business Advisors.

Important: This service cannot troubleshoot issues, including Workspace troubleshooting, billing, advanced account management and legal/compliance issues.

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