How To Create A Business Email – Forbes Advisor Canada

There are a few different ways to create a business email address, from using an email service provider such as Google Workspace or Microsoft Outlook or using an email hosting service, such as DreamHost or SiteGround. Since Google Workspace is one of the world’s most popular email service providers that offers very easy account set up, tons of features and competitive pricing, we’ll use it as an example.

If you have already used Gmail for personal email, the learning curve would be quite flat as the interface is the same. If you do not have a domain name, Google Workspace will also help you purchase it. Create a Google Workspace account for a free trial of 14 days in exchange for your credit card details and get started.

Here’s how to create a business email address with Google Workspace:

  1. Go to and click “Get started.”
  2. Enter your contact information, such as business name, employees and country.
  3. Denote whether you already have a domain name, such as
  4. If you have a domain, you will be prompted to connect it. If you do not have a domain, you will be prompted to search for one to purchase.
  5. Enter your business information, such as address.
  6. Choose your username and password.
  7. Select a plan and complete the checkout process.

Once you have created your business email with Google Workspace, go ahead and add your custom email signature and add any integrations that would be helpful to you and your business, such as Calendly or DocuSign.

Keep in mind that when you create a business email with Google Workspace you will automatically begin a free 14-day trial. So use the time to decide if it’s the right email service provider for you, and if not, try another one of the best email hosting services.

Canadian specific editing and research conducted by Anna Rey.

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