To use Gmail for your business, you must have a paid Google Workspace account. To use a Gmail account for business, you need to purchase a Google Workplace plan. It's free for the first 14 days, and then Google will bill you based on the plan you chose. All plans are billed monthly and there is no option to save with a contract of 12 months or more.
However, unlike other providers, there is also no obligation to sign a long-term contract. It's also possible to get a free business email from Google Workspace through some third-party providers. Setting up your Google Workspace account and email address is just the beginning of how you can use Gmail for business email. Your free business email address is a great way to start professionalizing your business and keeping track of your company's operations.
Google Workspace is a very popular business service because of its many applications and integrations that are easy for most customers to use. In just a few steps, you can get a personalized email that your customers recognize and trust, and your Gmail business account includes access to Google Workspace's comprehensive suite of email, communication and productivity software. A business email address also helps you keep track of your business communication compared to your personal communication. Especially if you're starting a consulting business or any business where you're courting clients, you'll want to have a professional business email.
Check out this comprehensive guide on how to create a business email, which includes popular ways to format business email addresses. For example, if you need a business website, you can choose a Squarespace plan that includes Google Workspace. Companies consider Google Workspace (and Gmail) to be the best option for business email, productivity and collaboration. This will take you to a page where you will be asked for the name of your company, the number of employees, and the region or country where your company is located.