What is the Difference Between a Personal and Business Google My Business Listing?

The primary distinction between free Gmail and business Gmail (Google Workspace) is the design of the product. While free Gmail is intended for individual users, Google Workspace is explicitly created for business use, with team collaboration and business Gmail features. There has been some discussion about who manages your Google business listing. One point of view is to compare the actual ownership of your company with the ownership of your GMB.

Nevertheless, this idea is unfounded, since your company's ownership includes legal documentation, while GMB is simply a third-party application service. And while it makes sense to own a business, most companies rely on professional and knowledgeable entities to manage accounting, taxes, finance, payroll and other aspects of the business, so that the business owner can focus on their skill set. The same concept applies to GMB. This method isn't free, but it allows you to use Gmail for your professional email with your own business name.

Your preferred subscription level includes about 50 more applications (such as Google Calendar, Google Drive, Google Spreadsheets, Google Documents and Google Sites) at no additional cost. Google offers a professional business email address with Google Workspace (formerly G Suite), which includes Gmail, Docs, Drive and Calendar for business. Google Workspace, the business Gmail, includes Admin Console, a business account management tool that allows administrators to control the permissions of the accounts of company Gmail users.

Google My Business

is a free and easy-to-use tool for companies and organizations to manage their Internet presence on Google, including Search and Maps.

If you want to use Gmail for your business, a Google Workspace account might be more suitable for you than a personal Google account. Google Workspace Business Starter includes a maximum storage of 30 GB per user (including the company mailbox and cloud storage), twice the storage of a personal Gmail account, which is 15 GB. Google Workspace is also widely known as the business version of Gmail, Gmail for Business, Google Company Email, Gmail Company Inbox, etc. Google Workspace, the business Gmail, also allows you to create shared group inboxes in your Google company email that can send up to 2000 emails a day, which is perfect for companies that need to send a large number of emails every day.

Different email accounts will help you organize different areas of your company into groups, provide opportunities for better collaboration with your colleagues, and protect your company against spam practices and potential threats. Just like the Google Maps app, it's free (this is the platform where Google My Business listings appear). Google Workspace is designed with businesses in mind and includes collaboration and management features to facilitate workflow. Google has guides and assistants and step-by-step guides on how to implement G Suite; however, they are mistakes and honestly if you are a business owner it's not a good use of your time to waste time trying to set up G Suite yourself.

Letícia Suellentrop
Letícia Suellentrop

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