Google is accelerating a test of corporate accounts on Google+ after thousands of businesses applied for a place in the program, a Google executive said.

Google plans next week to choose who’ll get into the test and announce their names soon afterward, said Christian Oestlien, a Google product manager, in a Google+ post.

In a Google+ post Christian Oestlien said: “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, +Christian Oestlien and the rest the team will focus next week on selecting a diverse set of business partners for the test period.They will be communicating with these partners next week, and will let the world know who they are soon thereafter. In the mean time Google is still actively closing profiles that are being used by businesses today.