Quick Start Guide for one-person businesses

For: Businesses with one user

Just signed up for your Google Workspace trial? Set up your Gmail, start your first video meeting, and make the most of your new services.


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

1

Access your administrator account


one person business sign inThe Google Admin console is where you manage your Google services. It's also where you'll add more people to your account, if you decide to grow your team.

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2

(Optional) Set up your business email


one person business verify domainYou can continue to use your current email provider. However, if you want to use Gmail, you need to change your domain's MX records. Skip this step if you already changed MX records when you signed up for Google Workspace. 

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.

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3

Migrate your emails and other data


one person business migrate dataFind the best way to import your email, contacts, and calendars, to Google Workspace.

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4

Send business communications


one person business business emailUse Gmail for your business email and Chat for direct messages or group conversations.

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5

Schedule meetings


one person business schedule meetingsSchedule video meetings and send invitations directly through your Google Calendar events.

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6

Go mobile


one person business go mobileGet emails, make video calls, edit documents, and work with other Google Workspace tools on your mobile device.

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7

Use cloud storage & online docs


one person business cloud storageDiscover Google Drive and find out how to back up your data, share photos and documents, and work with others on a doc at the same time.

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8

Manage billing


one person business manage accountSign in to your Admin console to manage your billing details.

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9

Grow your business


one person business grow businessReady for more? Add new users, create and enhance your online web presence, and adapt Google Workspace to your growing business needs.

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10

Get tips for using Google Workspace


one person business get more trainingGet the most out of Google Workspace in your workplace with training guides, tips, customer examples, and other resources.

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