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I"m considering renting a dedicated desk and am curious if it would qualify to get a Google Business listing.  I have to sign a one-year lease and the desk can only be used by me.  I get a unique suite number for mailing purposes and I'll be sitting at the desk just about every day.  My business will be listed on the building directory and have a sign on the desk with my company information, logo, etc.  There is also a conference room I'm able to use to meet with clients should they choose to visit.

I believe this will qualify for a Google Business listing, but wanted to make sure before I signed the lease.

Any help would be appreciated!  Thank you.
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Hey Clark,
 
I heard back from Google and this is what they said:
 
There is nothing disqualifying about renting a dedicated desk in a shared space as long as all other eligibility criteria were met:
 
  • Permanent signage, even when the merchant is not present. This includes a permanent presence on the building's business directory (e.g. suite number).
  • Must be staffed by employees of the merchant and available for walk in customers during the stated hours of operation. Virtual office employees are NOT considered to be the merchant's employees.
  • Phone number must be a direct line to the business. 
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Hey Clark,
 
I'll go ahead and ask Google to see if I can get some clarification.
 
 
Joy Hawkins, Google My Business Product Expert
Owner of Sterling Sky and the Local Search Forum

Please note that this forum is moderated by volunteers known as Google Product Experts who are not Google employees and are merely advising on best practices and interpreting Google's policies based on their experience.
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Thank you Joy!
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Hey Joy.  Any word on this?  Just not sure how long it takes to get an answer out of Google.  Thank you!
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Hey Clark,

I've asked for an update - I'll let you know when I hear back.
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Hey Clark,
 
I heard back from Google and this is what they said:
 
There is nothing disqualifying about renting a dedicated desk in a shared space as long as all other eligibility criteria were met:
 
  • Permanent signage, even when the merchant is not present. This includes a permanent presence on the building's business directory (e.g. suite number).
  • Must be staffed by employees of the merchant and available for walk in customers during the stated hours of operation. Virtual office employees are NOT considered to be the merchant's employees.
  • Phone number must be a direct line to the business. 
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This is great to know.  All those criteria you mentioned will definitely be met.  Thank you again for all your help in getting a clear answer from Google
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