Smart is a cooperative, which evolves in the realm of social economy since 1998. The company was created in Belgium and is now developing throughout Europe. Today SMart counts 85.000 membres.
We are a shared company. We create a safe legal frame that eases individual entrepreneurship by taking over most of the administration burden and by pooling risks. Our members have access to an online tool on which they bill their services to their customers on behalf of SMart and transform their revenue into an employment contract. The time of their mission SMart takes on the role and the responsibilities of the employer. It is a decentralized trust based solution. On every invoice we deduct 6,5% (in Belgium), the revenues cover our operational costs and the capital surplus is invested in mutualized services.
SMart offers a full range of mutualized services to secure the individual careers. Each member has a personal advisor that he can meet in one of our office spaces (12 in Belgium). We offer real life training sessions, as well as legal advice to simplify and secure the professional activity of our members. We have a mutualized guarantee fund to make sure that every member receives his salary within 7 days at the end of his mission. We take care of the debt collection, insurance and employment declaration. Smart is also microfinancing projects and offering permanent contracts when it is possible. Since a couple of years we are developing a service of creative hubs (5 in Belgium).
It is for us essential that digital tools are developed and remain at the service of communities, because nowadays it is often the other way around. Over the past decade we managed to ensure that local development remained central in our European development. We are happy to share our expertise and will continue to contribute in the promotion of the platformcoop movement.
More info: smart-eu.org