Since this is breaking news I just discovered and time is of the essence, I’m not taking time to write lots of background.

You know about Google+ right? Did you know companies are prohibited from using Google+ as a business profile right now and Google is deleting any that are set up? (I’ll find link to that story and add it later.) Google has said business profile pages were coming “later in the year.”

The big story today is they are already started recruiting businesses that want to be BETA testers.

But the current BETA invite CLOSES TOMORROW Friday July 15th at 6pm PST. So if interested, you should try to get in now.

REGISTER HERE: Google+ Entity Profile Application

NOTE: “Fill out this form to apply for consideration in our program allowing a limited number of businesses to use Google+. We will be using this small experiment to see the effect of including brands in the Google+ experience. Filling out this form does not guarantee you a spot in the program. These test profiles will be retired when we launch our business product.

Here are links and quotes from Christian Oestlien – Google+ Project Manager.

YESTERDAY:

“If you have not already, please be sure to submit your business for our test phase. You can apply to be a part of this test here: http://goo.gl/zq95C . We will be closing this form on Friday (July 15th) at 6pm PST. To the thousands upon thousands of businesses that applied to be a part: THANK YOU! We won’t be able to accommodate everyone, but your interest has got us very focused on accelerating our development plans.

+Dennis Troper (product manager for business profiles), myself and the rest our team will focus next week on selecting a diverse set of business partners for the test period. We will be communicating with these partners next week, and will let the world know who they are soon thereafter. Please note that we are still actively closing profiles that are being used by businesses today. Stay engaged on Google+ with your personal account and continue to send us your excellent feedback. We’ll continue to be very proactive in communicating with everyone around our plans for businesses.”

TODAY:

If you have not already, please be sure to submit your business for our test phase. You can apply to be a part of this test here:http://goo.gl/zq95C . We will be closing this form on Friday (July 15th) at 6pm PST. To the thousands upon thousands of businesses that applied to be a part: THANK YOU! We won’t be able to accommodate everyone, but your interest has got us very focused on accelerating our development plans.

Still researching, may have more info to add, but wanted to get this out there.