Focus on a $5/month end user solution that coexists with a corporate solution
Using my Nimble trial has been wonderful and thought provoking. It appears to me hat you appear to be marketing Nimble primarily to the corporate entity, likely with 5-10 users, at $15/user/month.
However, I think the question of "who owns relationships" is blurring these days. If I were a company looking to hire, I would give higher value to the candidate with the larger, more active social media reach.
The salespeople who will kill it in this new game will be the ones who recognize the importance of a personal brand and great social reach.
Today, those people are doing the best they can by connecting to their prospects and customers through linkedin. They also try to maintain a personal rolodex in Outlook psd's, Google Contacts, or Microsoft Excel.
It seems to me that these folks would be willing to pay $5/month for a personal Nimble account to get control of all that. You could limit functionality by getting rid of the "deals" tab... probably some other things that only a corporate entity would need.
Ideally, the personal account would be able to someone communicate or work in tandem with a Salesforce.com or Netsuite system at the employer level. It could even allow for the user to select certain contacts within his reach to "share" with the marketing at the corporate level.
In this way, you could more quickly get an army of users promoting the ease-of-use and "hey, seriously, what are we doing in SFDC that we couldn't be doing in Nimble" idea of switching the corporate CRM platform to Nimble. And, they'd be doing it from the inside!
Now, here's the tricky part that I haven't figured out yet. If you did succeed in switching the corporate CRM tool, how could you still let the individual keep his personal Nimble account somehow "in sync" with allowable activities/contacts on his corporate account?
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At the current moment, we do not plan on changing our plans between the free Personal plan and a paid Business plan at the current rate we charge.
While pricing may change in the future, we have opted to decline this feature request for now.
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