Smart – the coop for freelancers
SMart eG is a social enterprise that combines resources to provide services and support.
The cooperative is a shared company, based on the principles of solidarity and social enterprises. All members share the costs of the cooperative’s administrative and economic services.
Within Smart, members can process their professional activities. Smart employs its members and provides them with administrative, social and legal protection. Members have access to administrative services (invoicing, debt collection and budget management), consultation, insurances (professional liability insurance and an upfront payment gurantee) and public social security benefits through an employment contract with Smart.
Smart gives you the security of an employee.
Joining Smart means becoming one of more than 100,000 members in eight European countries: Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and Sweden.
Smart was mentioned in:
Creative City Berlin Magazin: “Wir wollen die soziale Absicherung von Selbstständigen verbessern.”
IT Freelancer Magazin: “Freelancer-Genossenschaft mit interessantem Geschäftsmodell”
ver.di – Menschen Machen Medien: “Smarter Wechsel”
Wirtschaftsförderung Bremen GmbH: “Als Unternehmer:in angestellt – die bessere Alternative zur Selbstständigkeit?”
Smart is a prize winner in the “Berlin’s Social Enterprises 2022” competition in the “Transformation” category. With this award, the Berlin Senate Department for Economic Affairs, Energy and Operations recognizes outstanding social enterprises and makes their impact visible to all.
Smart was awarded the second prize of the Global Goals Lab Social Impact Fund 2021.