Updated September 2021
Email is a bloodline for business. Many small businesses rely heavily on email as the sole contact point for customers, as well as day-to-day operations. If your email goes down it can cripple your business; which is why a reliable and trustworthy hosted email provider is a much better option for small businesses and it’s why I switched to GSuite (now Google Workspace) as my provider.
Google Workspace has many different components. In all, they include; Gmail, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms, Hangouts, and Google Plus. Having all of these services in one place is amazing. Personally, it has increased my productivity and helped me become more organized with my documents.
It allows for the same freedom as a Gmail account but has the branding and the trust of your company. When looking at a new business potential customers are more likely to trust a branded email vs. a Gmail. And at $5/month, or $50/year, who can beat that! You’ll probably spend more on donuts and coffee in a day, why not spend it on something that will help improves your business workflow on an everyday basis.
Another great feature available is the ability to collaborate with members of your team on the go. Collaboration with Google Docs, Slides, and Sheets keeps my business flowing by keeping my proofreaders, board members, and beta members connected. They can make changes, make notes, or make corrections to any document I link them to. This is also a great tool to use for blog collaborators. Bloggers are able to keep all their information in one place with a detailed view of changes that anyone has made.
What is Google Workspace?
Google Workspace is a cloud-based productivity suite that helps teams communicate, collaborate and get things done from anywhere and on any device. It’s simple to set up, use and manage, so your business can focus on what really matters.
Here are some highlights:
Business email for your domain Look professional and communicate as firstname.lastname@example.org. Gmail’s simple features help you build your brand while getting more done.
Access from any location or device
Check emails, share files, edit documents, hold video meetings and more, whether you’re at work, at home or on the move. You can pick up where you left off from a computer, tablet or phone.
Enterprise-level management tools
Robust admin settings give you total command over users, devices, security and more.
Sign up using my link https://referworkspace.app.goo.gl/6YG1 and get a free 14-day trial, and message me or leave a comment below to get an exclusive discount when you try Google Workspace for your business.
Why I say your business NEEDS this tool
As a small business owner one issue I had was rushing to a business meeting with a bag full of paper, only to realize I left the essential one at home. (It’s the worst!) However, since switching to GSuite, nearly all of my business notes and forms were able to be converted to a google document that is stored in my own personal cloud. I can pull it up on my phone, my tablet, or my laptop. This has helped erase the headache of misplacing documents and destroying important documents with my much-needed cup of coffee. In short, GSuite is the best $5 I spend each month.
$5 a month. Sounds great, right? Well, guess what? Google gave me a discount for the Non-Techie readers so you can receive 10% off your first year with Google Workspace! Just leave a comment below and we will give you a promotional code to enter when setting up your Google Workspace 14-day trial!
Here’s a code for one of our lucky readers: H9H97D9M4MCHVJ9
*We will update this regularly with new codes
Get things done and work with others from anywhere, using any device with G Suite.
2021…..Gsuite is more important than ever
I wrote this blog in 2017, now 4 years later this is the one tool I have consistently used in my business. Scaling my business/blog couldn’t have been possible without Gsuite (now Google Workspace), having a single place to send my entire team to for all things blog-related is a lifesaver.
Working on the go is easier than ever with the updated collaboration tools and shared drives where the assigned members are instantly updated and everyone is on the same page. With the pandemic, it is definitely an essential tool for any business size.
Here are the updated plans for Google Workspace: