Google tools to help business workflow
Google is so ubiquitous in our everyday digital lives that it's easy to overlook the many tools it offers that have a business slant
By Yardena Arar | PC World | Published: 16:21, 22 November 12
Gathered here are 10 serious Google services that can boost your productivity, get your team on the same page, and market your company. You probably already use some of these services for fun — like Hangouts — but they have powerful business applications as well.
Google Places for Business
With Google Places for Business, you can add salient details about your business — not just name, address, and phone number, but business category, hours of operation, types of payment accepted, and areas served — to Google's database without paying Google a dime. The information — including a small map — appears in relevant Google search results. Google Places previews what your listing will look like even as you provide the information in a questionnaire. While this service is free, Google does encourage you to increase your business's visibility by buying an AdWords ad, but the sales pitch is low-key.