Small Business Bootcamp: Tech Spotlight on Nimble

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The integration of social media into business processes is not just for the big players. Small businesses can take advantage of the benefits of social media, as well. New-to-the-market app Nimble touts itself as the “only solution to offer small businesses the best features of high-end CRM systems combined with the power of social media.” Planning a launch for next month, co-founders Darren Bounds, Dennis Eusebio, and Grant Fields want Nimble to be the “simplest way for small businesses to attract and connect with their next hire.”

Bizjournals gave a brief write-up of Jacksonville-based Nimble and the benefits offered, explaining exactly how Nimble works:

“[It] replaces outdated software used in the Human Resources field since the 1990s with user-friendly features and functionality that allow hiring managers to more easily find and engage candidates.”

“We’ve taken a lot of queues from all of the work being done in the social space and are applying them to hiring in ways that make sense and improve efficiency — things like real-time delivery of messaging and events and video streaming. Ultimately, the whole process is something we feel businesses and hiring teams will actually begin enjoying,” said Darren Bounds.”

Yahoo touts Nimble as the solution for “No more data entry! All your contacts, emails @mentions, and social messages synced at your fingertips.” Nimble “automagically pulls contact profiles, email conversations and social signals into one simple place so you can effectively engage them everywhere you work.” They have pioneered the first Intelligent Relationship platform.

Targeting small companies and start-ups, Nimble was created as a way to help HR executives and hiring managers/entrepreneurs “re-imagine customer relationship management.” If you are a small business with a need to integrate the benefits of social media into your processes, look for Nimble to be available sometime next month.


Traci Kingery, PHR is an HR Professional and freelance writer based in the Midwest, specializing in immigration and talent management. When she’s not improving unemployment, she keeps busy with her husband and four children.

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