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

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


Set up your business email (optional)

small business verify domainIf you didn't activate Gmail during sign-up, you can do so now. 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

small business migrate dataImport your users' data, such as email, contacts, and calendars, to theirGoogle Workspace accounts.


Build and manage your team

small business manage teamSet up team member accounts and manage their identities.

Set up

Learn how


Set up your organization's account

small business learn additional tips for adminsUse best practices to manage your organization's security, billing and payments, and other best practices. 

Set up

Region specific


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 and online documents

small business work with online documentsDiscover a powerful suite of document, spreadsheet, and presentation apps that you work with in your browser.

Set up

Learn how


Manage mobile devices for your team

small business manage mobile devicesLet your team use Google Workspace on the go with their managed mobile devices.


Grow your business

small business grow your 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

small business train your usersGet 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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