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

one person business sign inThe Google Admin console is where administrators manage Google services for people in an organization.


Set up your business email

one person business verify domainIf 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

one person business build teamSet up team member accounts and manage their identities.

Set up

Learn how


Set up your organization's account

one person business manage accountAdd your logo, manage billing and payments, and follow best practices for security and compliance. 

Set up

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Manage your meetings and email

small business manage meetings and emailMake 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

one person business cloud storageDiscover 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

one person business grow businessReady 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

one person business get more trainingGet 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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