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Quick Start Guide for one-person businesses

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.

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 you manage your Google services. It's also where you'll add more people to your account, if you decide to grow your team.


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.

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Migrate your emails and other data

Find the best way to import your emails, contacts, and calendars, to Google Workspace.

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Manage your account

Learn some common tasks and manage your billing details.

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Send business communications

Use Gmail for your business email, and use Chat for direct messages or group conversations.

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Schedule meetings and events

Schedule video meetings and send invitations directly through your Google Calendar.

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Go mobile

Use your mobile device to get emails, make video calls, edit documents, and work with other services.

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Use cloud storage & online docs

Use Google Drive to organize and back up your data. Also share photos and documents, and work with others on a doc at the same time.

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Grow your business

Ready for more? Add new users, create and enhance your online web presence, and get more features to meet to your growing business needs.

Enhance web presence



Get tips for using Google Workspace

Get the most out of Google Workspace with training guides, tips, customer examples, and other resources.

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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.

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