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August 10, 2021

What Are Some Google Workspace Functionalities to Use in Your Trades Business?

Google Workspace (formerly GSuite) is a great resource that allows you to completely organize your trades business. You can collaborate with others, create documents, spreadsheets, and slides, and use email. It has a calendar and many other features. It is easy to use and affordable.

Gmail From Your Domain

You can use Google’s Gmail platform to send and receive emails from your own domain. This helps you to appear more professional.

It’s also integrated with:

  • Google Docs
  • Google Sheets
  • Google Slides
  • Google Drive
  • Google Sites

So, sending attachments via Gmail is incredibly simple.

Google Calendar

Another feature is Google calendar.

With this, you can:

  • Create and share events with employees, suppliers, and clients
  • Send calendar invitations
  • Track who has accepted or declined invitations
  • Get calendar reminders

This makes it easy to make and keep a schedule, without ever missing an appointment.

Google Contacts

This is an often overlooked aspect of Google Workspace functionality but it cannot be forgotten. Many people use Google Workspace for the backend of their business which means their details are already in Google’s system. So any time you communicate with others who use Google Workspace, you won’t have to spend time filling out contact information or transferring it across to other devices – it automatically fills all this out for you. You can also share contacts with others, making networking and referring others an absolute breeze. And you can group contacts to make it easier to find people and organise events or meetings.

Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides

Everyone is familiar with Microsoft Office Suite. Unfortunately, it can be costly and doesn’t integrate well with some business and project management programs.

With Google Apps, you don’t need to download any software because you use it in your web browser.

 

Google apps give you word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation software that is user friendly. You can perform a lot of different functions and easily share them with your customers, contractors and others.

Google Chats

Google Chats (previously Google Hangouts) is a chat and video conferencing app that allows you to have virtual meetings and conversations with your clients and others who are working on a project with you. This is a great way to have a quick meeting to discuss a project or to meet with clients. And recent global events have shown that this has never been a more important function to have available for your business.

Integrate Google Workspace to Your Website

When you integrate Google Workspace into your own website, you can easily use all of these features without having to use up storage space on your server or pay extra for more. You can use Google Calendar to make appointments on your website, and display presentations on your website through Google Slides. Google Workspace is a great tool that integrates well with any website.

In Summary

Google Workspace is an affordable application package with similar functionality to Microsoft Office 365. And includes many great applications you can use in your trades business, like:

  1. Office equivalent software
  2. Easy administration/meeting applications e.g. contacts, calendar, gmail, hangouts
  3. Integration with your website and other management software

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