Many small businesses lack the in-house resources to implement and support Google Workspace properly.
The IT departments in mid-sized businesses and enterprises often need third-party assistance with WorkSpace due to other commitments.
SMBs and enterprise-level companies often seek help from a Google Workspace Partner to optimize access and usage of the many tools available within the platform.
Many companies advertise Google Workspace services, but not all have Member status in Google’s Partner Advantage program.
Google’s Cloud Partner directory is a searchable listing of all companies that have been accepted into the Google Cloud Partner Program.
Remember that Google Workspace is one of many products and services under the Google Cloud umbrella. Finding the right partner can help businesses unlock more benefits from these tools.
Google Cloud Partner Listing
Start by going to the Google Find a Partner page.
Without any search criteria, the listing begins with Google Partners focusing on enterprises and having dozens of areas of Google Cloud expertise.
If you own or manage a small to mid-size business, you’ll want to use the filtering capability of the ‘find a partner’ page.
Search for a Google Workspace Partner Near You
We found that it’s best to search using the left-side Filters sidebar. This is because the keyword search bar does not allow for a proximity search.
Partner Location Filter
On the ‘find a partner’ page, there is a search box labeled ‘Partners located near.’
Enter a state name, a city name, or the name of a city close to your business in the search box.
In the example below, we entered ‘California.’
Click on Products at the bottom of the left sidebar.
Google Workspace is one of several products that a Google Cloud Partner can be listed for.
- Google Cloud
- Google Cloud Platform
- Google Cloud Training
- Google Maps Platform
- Google Workspace
- Google Workspace for Education
- Professional Services Organization
Check the box to the left of Google Workspace.
If you are a small to mid-sized business, select ‘Work Transformation – SMB’ under Specializations.
Here are the search results shown in the above image.
You can also enter your industry in the search box to find out if any partners have worked with companies in the same type of business as yours.
Google Partner Specialization and Expertise
There are additional filters, including one for Specializations and one for Industry Expertise.
These filters may be more relevant for products and services other than Google Workspace.
The primary Location and Product filters may be your best bet if you are looking for a Google Workspace services partner.
Reasons for Working with a Workspace Partner
One reason to work with a partner is that you need help migrating to a new Google Workspace account from another email platform, ensuring a smooth transition with minimal disruption to your customers or employees.
Another reason is that you may decide to merge multiple Google Workspace accounts into a single account. This need can arise from a merger, an acquisition — or departmental consolidation within a large organization.
Next, some companies don’t have the personnel available to implement best security practices. While Workspace has several default settings, further tightening of security may be required.
Some companies may need end-user training and support from a third party. This ensures users take maximum advantage of the collaborative features within the apps.